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Special Brothers and Sisters

Special Brothers and Sisters

Stories and Tips for Siblings of Children with Special Needs, Disability or Serious Illness

Edited by Annette Hames and Monica McCaffrey

This is a collection of real-life accounts from the siblings of children with special needs, disability or serious illness, ranging from 3 - 18 years old. They explain, in their own words, what it's like to live with their siblings. These stories come with related tips to help siblings deal with some of the things that happen in their family lives. more »

2005, Paperback: £10.99/ $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-383-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 96pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, child protection, children, disability, Down's syndrome, dyspraxia, emotions, high functioning autism, nonverbal learning disabilities, parenting, tics, tourettes

Special Diets for Special Kids

Understanding and Implementing Special Diets to Aid in the Treatment of Autism and Related Developmental Disorders

Lisa Lewis

Lewis explains how and why to implement a dietary intervention strategy for children and adults with autism. Drawing on her own success with removing gluten and casein from her son's diet, she answers the questions parents and professionals may have about choosing a dietary intervention. She provides over 150 recipes to get started on the diet. more »

1999, Paperback: £22.00
ISBN: 9781885477446, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 252pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, diet, families, parenting

A Special Kind of Brain

A Special Kind of Brain

Living with Nonverbal Learning Disability

Nancy Russell Burger

This warm and accessible book offers advice on subjects ranging across diagnosis and therapy, children's interaction with each other, suitable activities for a child with NLD and how to discuss NLD with children. An essential guide, this book will reassure, advise and inform parents and professionals who work with children with NLD. more »

2004, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-762-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: children, inclusive classroom, nonverbal learning disabilities, parenting, special education

Special Stories for Disability Awareness

Special Stories for Disability Awareness

Stories and Activities for Teachers, Parents and Professionals

Mal Leicester
Illustrated by Taryn Shrigley-Wightman

This book provides stories that promote disability awareness among children aged 4-11 about universal issues such as fear, loss, feeling 'different', bullying, friendship and emotional growth. They provide a safe environment for young children to discuss painful emotions and a tool for understanding the experiences of disabled children. more »

2006, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-390-5, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 160pp

Keywords: disability, education, fiction, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, self esteem, social care, social work, special education

Special Talents, Special Needs

Drama for People with Learning Disabilities

Ian McCurrach and Barbara Darnley

This is a handbook for teachers and facilitators working with people with learning disabilities who are interested in creative expression through drama. Based on their considerable experience working with the Strathcona Theatre Company, Ian McCurrach and Barbara Darnley have created a step-by-step guide to running a drama group. more »

1999, Paperback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-561-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: creative therapies, dramatherapy, intellectual disabilities

Specialist Support Approaches to Autism Spectrum Disorder Students in Mainstream Settings

Specialist Support Approaches to Autism Spectrum Disorder Students in Mainstream Settings

Sally Hewitt

This comprehensive guide is bursting with achievable teaching strategies for those involved with ASD students in the school environment. Hewitt shows that providing specialist support in schools enables students with ASDs and associated behavioural difficulties to become more included in pre-school, primary and secondary mainstream classes. more »

2004, Paperback: £14.99/ $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-290-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 128pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, education, educational psychology, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, special education

A Spectrum of Light

A Spectrum of Light

Inspirational Interviews with Families Affected by Autism

Francesca Bierens

Over a period of fourteen years the author interviewed ten families of children on the autism spectrum. This book records their answers: how they felt, how they coped, and what gave them strength and solace. Each family discusses how they reacted when they found out their child had autism, and their feelings leading up to diagnosis. more »

2009, Paperback: £16.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-013-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, memoirs, parenting

Speech in Action

Speech in Action

Interactive Activities Combining Speech Language Pathology and Adaptive Physical Education

America X Gonzalez, Lois Jean Brady and Jim Elliott

Speech in Action is an innovative approach to learning that combines simple techniques from speech and language pathology with physical exercises that have been designed to meet the individual child's particular needs and abilities. This practical workbook describes the approach, and contains 90 fully-photocopiable lesson plans. more »

2011, Paperback: £21.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-846-9, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 160pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, communication, dance and movement therapy, disability, education, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy, parenting, pastoral care, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

Spirit and Psyche

Spirit and Psyche

A New Paradigm for Psychology, Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy

Victor L. Schermer

This book explores the expanding literature on spirituality as an important dimension of psychology, and explains the relationship between psychological treatment and spiritual healing. The author examines ideas from religious traditions, and considers their implications for psychotherapy and personal growth. more »

2002, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-926-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapy

Coming soon! The Spirit in Aromatherapy

The Spirit in Aromatherapy

Working with Intuition

Gill Farrer-Halls

Gill-Farrer Halls explores how using intuition and meditation in aromatherapy practice can transform on-going work with clients. From ways of identifying essential oils to creating effective synergistic and holistic blends, she explores how an aromatherapist's skills and techniques can be enhanced by an intuitive and meditative approach. more »

July 2014, Paperback: £11.99/ $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-209-6, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 96pp

Keywords: aromatherapy, bodywork, meditation

The Spirit of the Child

The Spirit of the Child

Revised Edition

David Hay
With Rebecca Nye

David Hay argues for the inclusion of spiritual awareness as a cross-curricular element in the school syllabus to promote the development of morality and social cohesion. This stimulating book will encourage educators, parents and others involved in teaching children to consider new approaches to foster children's natural spiritual development. more »

2006, Paperback: £15.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-371-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: child psychology, education, fostering, parenting, practical theology, social care, spirituality, theology

Spiritism and Mental Health

Spiritism and Mental Health

Edited by Emma Bragdon PhD

This pioneering text is the first comprehensive account of the philosophy, practical applications and wider relevance of Spiritist therapies to be published in English. Providing important new insights into this rich tradition, this text will be of interest to mental health professionals and alternative and complementary health practitioners. more »

2011, Hardback: £69.99/ $105.00
ISBN: 978-1-84819-059-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 352pp
2013, Paperback: £22.95/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-135-8, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 352pp

Keywords: alternative therapies, complementary therapies, counselling, depression, emotions, health care, integrative medicine, mental health, nursing, pastoral care, psychotherapy, spirituality

Spiritual Care at the End of Life

Spiritual Care at the End of Life

The Chaplain as a 'Hopeful Presence'

Steve Nolan

This book examines the services that chaplains provide to dying patients and the unique relationship that palliative care staff construct with people at the end of life. It explores the nature of hope when faced with the inevitable and develops a theory of spiritual care rooted in relationship that has implications for all healthcare professionals. more »

2011, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-199-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: grief, mental health, palliative care, pastoral care, practical theology, spirituality, theology

Spiritual Caregiving as Secular Sacrament

Spiritual Caregiving as Secular Sacrament

A Practical Theology for Professional Caregivers

Ray S. Anderson

The author explores spirituality in the context of the individual and of society, and discusses how those practicing pastoral or health care can deal with the issues raised outside of any religious ideas or practice. Anderson shows how professionals can help people move towards a more positive state in the face of pain, distress and illness. more »

2003, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-746-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: health care, practical theology, spirituality, theology

The Spiritual Dimension of Ageing

The Spiritual Dimension of Ageing

Elizabeth MacKinlay

What gives a frail and isolated older person their sense of wholeness and self? What makes later life meaningful? This practical text presents much-needed guidance for health and social care practitioners, as well as for religious professionals, seeking to identify and meet the spiritual needs of older people in their caring role. more »

2001, Paperback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-008-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: counselling, older people, palliative care, practical theology, social care, spirituality, theology

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