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Social Enjoyment Groups for Children, Teens and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Social Enjoyment Groups for Children, Teens and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Guiding Toward Growth

John Merges

Merges' program is based on the concept that there are 10 hurdles that make it challenging for people with ASD to enjoy social interaction. This book guides the reader through planning, running, and assessing group sessions designed to help participants overcome these hurdles, and ultimately enjoy more independent and fulfilling lives. more »

2010, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-834-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, adolescence, adults, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, careers, child development, child psychology, children, communication, community care, counselling, depression, disability, education, educational psychology, emotions, employment, families, high functioning autism, mainstream education, mental health, occupational therapy, pastoral care, pervasive developmental disorder, play, PSHE, psychology, relationships, resilience, self esteem, sensory issues, social care, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy, teenagers, transitions, youthwork

Social Language Groups

Sally Bligh

As the director of the Bligh Speech Therapy Center and as an SLP for over 20 years, Sally has developed successful techniques and strategies for working with children on the autistic spectrum. In this video, she explains the use of Social Language Groups to facilitate social communication. more »

2000, Video: £23.92 + VAT = £28.70/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-989-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, children, social skills, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

Social Pedagogy and Working with Children and Young People

Social Pedagogy and Working with Children and Young People

Where Care and Education Meet

Edited by Claire Cameron and Peter Moss

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the theory, principles and practice of social pedagogy and the profession of social pedagogue. With chapters from leading international contributors, it outlines the roots of social pedagogy and its development in Europe, and its role in relation to individuals, groups, communities and societies. more »

2011, Paperback: £25.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-119-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: children, Early Years Foundation Stage, education, fostering, looked after children, relationships, residential care, social care, social policy, social work

Social Perspectives in Mental Health

Social Perspectives in Mental Health

Developing Social Models to Understand and Work with Mental Distress

Edited by Jerry Tew

The book offers new practice frameworks that help to make sense of people's mental distress and recovery in relation to their social experience. It explores the impact of social factors, such as power, abuse, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation, on the causes and experiences of mental health problems. more »

2004, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-220-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: counselling, families, mental health, mental illness, psychology, social policy, social work

The Social Play Record

The Social Play Record

A Toolkit for Assessing and Developing Social Play from Infancy to Adolescence

Chris White

This is a practical resource for assessing and developing social play in children with autistic spectrum disorders or difficulties with social interaction. It is suitable for assessing children of all learning abilities and stages of development, from early infancy to adolescence, and includes photocopiable assessment and intervention materials. more »

2006, Paperback: £29.99/ $52.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-400-1, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 144pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, child psychology, children, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, play therapy, social skills, special education

Social Skills for Teenagers and Adults with Asperger Syndrome

Social Skills for Teenagers and Adults with Asperger Syndrome

A Practical Guide to Day-to-Day Life

Nancy J. Patrick

This resource provides practical strategies for helping teenagers and adults with Asperger Syndrome to navigate social skills, friendships and relationships at home and in the community. The chapters are structured around real-life scenarios and the challenges they present, followed by step-by-step solutions and suggestions. more »

2008, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-876-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: adolescence, adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, employment, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, relationships, social skills, social stories, special education, supported living

Social Skills Games for Children

Social Skills Games for Children

Deborah M. Plummer
Illustrated by Jane Serrurier

This book is designed to foster successful social strategies for children aged 5-12, and will help adults to understand and reflect on children's social skills. It covers the theory behind the games, and includes a broad range of enjoyable activities: active and passive, verbal and non-verbal, and for different sized groups. more »

2008, Paperback: £16.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-617-3, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 176pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychology, children, counselling, education, educational psychology, play therapy, psychiatry, self esteem, social skills

Social Skills Groups for Children and Adolescents with Asperger's Syndrome

Social Skills Groups for Children and Adolescents with Asperger's Syndrome

A Step-by-Step Program

Kim Kiker Painter

This book is an empirically-grounded, ready-to-use curriculum for clinicians, teachers and professionals wishing to lead social skills groups for young people with AS. It provides an introduction to AS and issues surrounding social skills, including diagnostic and assessment issues, the importance of good social skills, and treatment approaches. more »

2006, Paperback: £29.99/ $56.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-821-4, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 176pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, relationships, social skills, special education

Social Skills Training for Adolescents with General Moderate Learning Difficulties

Social Skills Training for Adolescents with General Moderate Learning Difficulties

Ursula Cornish and Fiona Ross

After many years' social skills work with young people with Asperger Syndrome and other moderate learning difficulties, the authors have compiled a set of training sessions for teachers. Based on a multi-sensory cognitive-behavioural approach, the sessions cover pre- and post-intervention evaluation schedules, and interview and observation tools. more »

2003, Paperback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-179-6, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 128pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, educational psychology, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, special education

Social Skills Training

For Children and Adolescents with Asperger Syndrome and Social-Communication Problems

Jed E Baker

Whether it's learning how long one can look at somebody; how to say no to peer pressure; or dealing with sensitive topic - it's all here. In this comprehensive and user-friendly book, the author translates years of experience working with students with Asperger Syndrome and social-communication difficulties. more »

2003, Paperback: £24.95
ISBN: 9781931282208, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, social skills, special education, speech and language therapy

Social Skills, Emotional Growth and Drama Therapy

Social Skills, Emotional Growth and Drama Therapy

Inspiring Connection on the Autism Spectrum

Lee R. Chasen

Drama therapy provides opportunities for children on the autism spectrum to interact with others in a fun, supportive environment. The innovative model of drama therapy described in this book is rooted in neuroscience, and designed specifically to develop social, emotional and expressive language skills in children with autism spectrum disorders. more »

2011, Paperback: £21.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-840-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: arts therapies, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, communication, dramatherapy, education, high functioning autism, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy, pervasive developmental disorder, play, social skills, special education

The Social Symbolism of Grief and Mourning

The Social Symbolism of Grief and Mourning

Roger Grainger

In The Social Symbolism of Grief and Mourning Roger Grainger focuses on the role of funerals in promoting the personal and social adjustment of the bereaved. Tying together folklore with funeral practices, the author has created a work that examines the anthropological, psychological and superstitious aspects of our relationship to death and dying. more »

1998, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-480-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: bereavement, death, grief, palliative care, social care, social work

The Social Unconscious

The Social Unconscious

Selected Papers

Earl Hopper

The social unconscious and its manifestations in group analysis are the focus of this important new book of Earl Hopper's selected papers. Drawing on sociology, psychoanalysis and group analysis, he argues that groups and their participants are constrained unconsciously by social, cultural and political facts and forces. more »

2002, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-088-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: group psychotherapy, psychoanalysis

Social Work and Dementia

Social Work and Dementia

Good Practice and Care Management

Margaret Anne Tibbs

A practical resource written specifically for social care professionals working with people with dementia and their families, this book gives guidance on person-centred good practice throughout the care process from the initial diagnosis, through day care, respite care, long-term care, and death and attachment. more »

2001, Paperback: £21.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-904-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 176pp

Keyword: dementia

Social Work and Disadvantage

Social Work and Disadvantage

Addressing the Roots of Stigma through Association

Edited by Peter Burke and Jonathan Parker

Social Work and Disadvantage explains the impact of stigmatization on siblings, families and workers in the caring professions and its consequences for the people it affects and for society as a whole. Contributors provide evidence from research and professional practice on transferability of health and social problems. more »

2006, Paperback: £19.99/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-364-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: carers, child protection, families, safeguarding children, social care, social work, trauma

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