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An Animated Introduction to Asperger Syndrome

An Animated Introduction to Asperger Syndrome

Biomation

Created by children in conjunction with professional animators, this entertaining film concisely summarises the basics of AS, enabling viewers of all ages to gain a real insight into the condition in less than half an hour. The film looks at life as an Aspie from a variety of different perspectives. more »

2010, DVD: £15.16 + VAT = £18.19/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-134-7, DVD - standard

Keywords: adolescence, anger management, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, bullying, challenging behaviour, child psychiatry, communication, counselling, disability, emotions, expressive therapies, families, high functioning autism, occupational therapy, relationships, resilience, self esteem, sensory issues, social skills, special education, teenagers, youthwork

Supporting Positive Behaviour

Supporting Positive Behaviour

A Workbook for Social Care Workers

Suzan Collins

Supporting Positive Behaviour examines the underlying reasons for behaviour that challenges, ways to spot challenges before they occur and strategies to minimise or prevent incidents. This interactive workbook will help staff to understand appropriate interventions, and implement strategies that will reduce the behaviours over time. more »

2010, Paperback: £14.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-073-9, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 112pp

Keywords: adult protection, adults, advocacy, anger management, anxiety, carers, challenging behaviour, communication, community care, dementia, disability, elder abuse, emotions, health care, intellectual disabilities, nonverbal learning disabilities, nursing, older people, person-centred, residential care, risk assessment, self harm, social care, social work, supported living

Supporting Relationships and Friendships

Supporting Relationships and Friendships

A Workbook for Social Care Workers

Suzan Collins

This book looks at how to assess social skills and the qualities needed in a friend. Sharing interests can provide companionship and promote self-esteem, but some relationships and friendships can become negative or burdensome, and this book offers useful guidance on supporting service users in managing these relationships. more »

2010, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-072-2, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 112pp

Keywords: adult protection, adults, advocacy, Alzheimer's disease, carers, communication, community care, dementia, disability, elder abuse, emotions, health care, intellectual disabilities, nonverbal learning disabilities, nursing, older people, person-centred, relationships, residential care, risk assessment, social care, social work, supported living

Autism and Intensive Interaction

Autism and Intensive Interaction

Using Body Language to Reach Children on the Autistic Spectrum

Phoebe Caldwell

This three part film follows Phoebe Caldwell as she works with children. It charts their journey from initial rejection to intimate interaction. Phoebe demonstrates how, by using the child's own body language and sounds, a 'conversation' can be developed with children who are unable to use conventional communicative methods. more »

2010, DVD: £17.66 + VAT = £21.19/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-088-3

Keywords: autism, cerebral palsy, challenging behaviour, communication, disability, intellectual disabilities, mental health, mental illness, occupational therapy, sensory issues, sensory stimulation, special education, speech and language therapy

Count Me In!

Count Me In!

Ideas for Actively Engaging Students in Inclusive Classrooms

Richard Rose and Michael Shevlin

Count Me In! provides practical ways of involving young people in the inclusive classroom. At its heart is a recognition of the power of getting students involved and the value this can bring to their education. It includes a host of ways to get children involved, from seeking their opinions on lessons to allowing them to have a say in school life. more »

2010, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-955-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, adolescence, advocacy, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, children, children's rights, developmental coordination disorder, disability, Down's syndrome, dyslexia, dyspraxia, education, educational psychology, educational training, emotions, epilepsy, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, mainstream education, nonverbal learning disabilities, pastoral care, pervasive developmental disorder, PSHE, resilience, SEAL, self esteem, sensory issues, special education, teenagers, tourettes, transitions

Quick Guide to Community Care Practice and the Law

Quick Guide to Community Care Practice and the Law

Michael Mandelstam

This short guide cuts through the confusing mass of legislation to provide a concise and jargon-free explanation of current community care practice and the law. It is an essential resource for busy practitioners at all levels as well as managers in both the statutory and voluntary sectors, and policy-makers in local authorities and the NHS. more »

2010, Paperback: £14.99/ $27.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-083-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: community care, disability, disability law, health care, law, occupational therapy, social care, social work, social work law

Bereavement, Loss and Learning Disabilities

Bereavement, Loss and Learning Disabilities

A Guide for Professionals and Carers

Robin Grey

Losing a loved one and coping with the subsequent adjustments that follow are a difficult fact of life, but people with learning disabilities face specific difficulties in processing and managing these changes. This book acknowledges the importance of helping relationships in supporting this vulnerable group through periods of loss and bereavement. more »

2010, Paperback: £18.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-020-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, bereavement, carers, counselling, death, disability, families, grief, health care, high functioning autism, intellectual disabilities, nonverbal learning disabilities, palliative care, social care, social work

Disabled Church - Disabled Society

Disabled Church - Disabled Society

The Implications of Autism for Philosophy, Theology and Politics

John Gillibrand

In this moving and intelligent book John Gillibrand, an Anglican priest, draws on his experience of caring for his non-verbal son, Adam, who has autism and is now a teenager. He reflects on how the experience has changed not just his life, but also his whole way of thinking about theology, politics and philosophy. more »

2010, Paperback: £22.50/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-968-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: advocacy, autism, disability, disability law, families, intellectual disabilities, practical theology, psychology, social care, social policy, spirituality, supported living, theology

Addressing the Unproductive Classroom Behaviours of Students with Special Needs

Addressing the Unproductive Classroom Behaviours of Students with Special Needs

Steve Chinn

This book will help you recognise potential indicators of Asperger Syndrome, dyslexia, dyspraxia, AD/HD, physical disabilities and speech and language disorders; explores the benefits of different interventions; and offers practical strategies for improving pupils' behaviours, social skills and self-esteem. more »

2010, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-050-0, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 144pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, developmental coordination disorder, disability, dyslexia, educational psychology, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, intellectual disabilities, nonverbal learning disabilities, self esteem, special education

Understanding Intensive Interaction

Understanding Intensive Interaction

Context and Concepts for Professionals and Families

Graham Firth, Ruth Berry and Cath Irvine

This compendium offers a multidisciplinary perspective to intensive interaction, bringing together the authors' experience and research from different disciplines. Each chapter is devoted to an over-arching concept - including psychological theories of human behaviour, relationship building and maintenance and social inclusion. more »

2010, Paperback: £17.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-982-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: autism, cerebral palsy, challenging behaviour, disability, intellectual disabilities, mental health, mental illness, occupational therapy, psychology, special education, speech and language therapy

Group Homes for People with Intellectual Disabilities

Group Homes for People with Intellectual Disabilities

Encouraging Inclusion and Participation

Tim Clement and Christine Bigby

This book paints a picture of life in group homes today. The authors propose a framework for increasing community presence and participation, and consider the barriers to be overcome in achieving these key goals. Topics include the notion of 'homeliness', maintaining a balance between individual and group needs and practice leadership. more »

2009, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-645-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: disability, intellectual disabilities, social care, social policy, social work

Living with Learning Disabilities, Dying with Cancer

Living with Learning Disabilities, Dying with Cancer

Thirteen Personal Stories

Irene Tuffrey-Wijne

This book is a powerful and moving account of the experiences of 13 people with learning disabilities who were living with cancer. The author gained a unique understanding of what it is like for individuals with learning disabilities to live with deteriorating health and how this may impact upon their families, friends and carers. more »

2009, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-027-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: bereavement, cancer, counselling, disability, health care, intellectual disabilities, palliative care, social care, social work

Activities for Adults with Learning Disabilities

Activities for Adults with Learning Disabilities

Having Fun, Meeting Needs

Helen Sonnet and Ann Taylor

This valuable resource for people working with adults with learning disabilities provides over 60 sessions of fun activities that aim to entertain and stimulate the minds of people with learning disabilities. The sessions are divided into different types of activity including cookery, arts and crafts, drama and dance, and outside events. more »

2009, Paperback: £17.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-975-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: adults, community care, creative therapies, disability, intellectual disabilities, occupational therapy, play, residential care, social care, social work

Grandparenting a Child with Special Needs

Grandparenting a Child with Special Needs

Charlotte E. Thompson M.D.

This book provides guidance on how to grandparent a child with special needs and give parents the added support they need. From coming to terms with a diagnosis, to helping with the transition from adolescence to adulthood, the book gives clear advice on grandparenting a child with special needs throughout their life. more »

2009, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-906-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, challenging behaviour, children, counselling, disability, Down's syndrome, dyslexia, dyspraxia, families, high functioning autism, hyperlexia, intellectual disabilities, nonverbal learning disabilities, parenting, special education, tics, tourettes

Challenge Me! (TM)

Challenge Me! (TM)

Speech and Communication Cards

Amanda Elliott
Illustrated by David Kemp

These cards provide fun challenges for children aged 3-12 with any form of speech problem, whether this is a severe problem which is related to a motor disability or a general delay in speech. The colour illustrated cards and instruction booklet will be an ideal tool for parents and professionals working to improve a child's speaking skills. more »

2009, Card Set: £17.66 + VAT = £21.19/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-946-4, 138 x 102mm

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, children, communication, disability, education, high functioning autism, occupational therapy, social skills, social work, special education, speech and language therapy

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