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Pre-Schoolers with Autism

Pre-Schoolers with Autism

An Education and Skills Training Programme for Parents - Manual for Parents

Avril V. Brereton and Bruce J. Tonge

This training programme has been developed in response to a real need for evidence-based early interventions for very young autistic children. It is designed to reduce the severity of emotional/behavioural difficulties by managing a child's particular problems and encouraging effective collaboration between professionals and parents. more »

2005, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-342-4, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 128pp

Keywords: autism, child psychology, children, early intervention, social skills, special education

Sex, Sexuality and the Autism Spectrum

Sex, Sexuality and the Autism Spectrum

Wendy Lawson

Written by an 'insider', an openly gay autistic adult, Wendy draws upon her own experience to examine the implications of being autistic on relationships, sex and sexuality. Discussing subjects such as basic sex education and autism, she then explores interpersonal relationships, same sex attraction, bisexuality and transgender issues. more »

2004, Paperback: £13.95/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-284-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: adolescence, adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, counselling, relationships, sex education

Personal Hygiene? What's that Got to Do with Me?

Personal Hygiene? What's that Got to Do with Me?

Pat Crissey
Illustrated by Noah Crissey

This book is a curriculum for students with autism, AS, learning and developmental disabilities, designed to help them understand how others perceive their appearance and the social implications of neglecting personal hygiene. Simple factual information is accompanied by cartoons that emphasize how others view someone with poor hygiene. more »

2004, Paperback: £12.95/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-796-5, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 96pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, counselling, inclusive classroom, intellectual disabilities, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, occupational therapy, parenting, personal hygiene, sensory issues, special education

Risk and Risk Taking in Health and Social Welfare

Risk and Risk Taking in Health and Social Welfare

Michael Titterton

In this practical book, Mike Titterton offers an innovative model of risk work in health and social care. He argues that a thoughtful risk-taking approach can lead to empowerment and greater independence for vulnerable individuals. He also discusses contemporary definitions of risk, and identifies the essential skills needed by professionals. more »

2004, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-482-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: risk assessment, 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

Brain Injury and Returning to Employment

Brain Injury and Returning to Employment

A Guide for Practitioners

James Japp

The multi-disability nature of acquired brain injury and its complex effects make the return to employment particularly problematic. This book provides a clear overview of the cognitive and psychological difficulties associated with brain injury and discusses how people affected by it can prepare for and remain in employment. more »

2004, Paperback: £21.99/ $35.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-292-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp

Keywords: brain injury, counselling, disability, employment, mental health, occupational therapy, social work, trauma

Without You – Children and Young People Growing Up with Loss and its Effects

Without You – Children and Young People Growing Up with Loss and its Effects

Tamar Granot

In this sympathetic book, Tamar Granot explains the immediate and long-term effects of loss on children and adolescents. She describes how loss is experienced at different ages, explaining the significant consequences it can have on the development of personality. Without You provides valuable guidance for parents and carers of bereaved children. more »

2004, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-297-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: bereavement, child protection, child psychology, counselling, death, palliative care, parenting, social work

Adam's Alternative Sports Day

Adam's Alternative Sports Day

An Asperger Story

Jude Welton

9 year old Adam dreads Sports Day, so he is delighted when Mr Williams announces that this year there will be an Alternative Sports Day with some very different challenges. There will be quizzes, riddles, and a treasure hunt - all the things that Adam enjoys. This book offers insights into how a child with AS copes with the challenges of school. more »

2004, Paperback: £12.99/ $20.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-300-4, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 112pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, fiction, inclusive classroom, memoirs, special education

How to Understand Autism – The Easy Way

How to Understand Autism – The Easy Way

Alexander Durig

Durig provides ideas and examples that enable the reader to understand and recognize autism, and prepare for interaction with autistic people. He explains how autistic perception 'works' and how it yields autistic behaviours, to enable readers to see the world through the eyes of an autistic person, and thus change the way they perceive autism. more »

2004, Paperback: £15.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-791-0, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 136pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, children, counselling, health care, high functioning autism, occupational therapy, parenting, social work

Children, Youth and Adults with Asperger Syndrome

Children, Youth and Adults with Asperger Syndrome

Integrating Multiple Perspectives

Edited by Kevin P. Stoddart

This book offers a comprehensive overview of clinical, research and personal perspectives on Asperger Syndrome, including contributions from parents and experts in the fields of psychology, social work, psychiatry, genetics, sexology and vocational counselling. more »

2004, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-319-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 384pp
2004, Hardback: £55.00/ $90.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-268-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 384pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, adolescence, adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, families, high functioning autism, occupational therapy, psychiatry, social work, special education, youthwork

My Son Fred - Living with Autism

My Son Fred - Living with Autism

How Could You Manage? I Couldn't. I Did It Anyway

Maud Deckmar
Translated by Ewa Wulkan

Maud Deckmar tells a touching and honest story of living with Fred, her eldest child, who has autism and an intellectual disability. She recounts here the great struggles and sorrows as well as the love and happiness she has experienced from his early childhood to adulthood. more »

2004, Paperback: £21.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-312-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: autism, children, families, intellectual disabilities, memoirs, parenting, residential care, supported living

Surviving Fears in Health and Social Care

Surviving Fears in Health and Social Care

The Terrors of Night and the Arrows of Day

Martin Smith

Drawing on powerful first-hand accounts, this book explores the fears experienced when working in child protection, mental health, and with marginalized groups of people, and suggests how these fears can be understood and managed. The author provides helpful suggestions for good practice and training. more »

2004, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-180-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: anxiety, child protection, children, counselling, mental health, offenders, safeguarding children, social care, social work, trauma

Understanding Your Three-Year-Old

Understanding Your Three-Year-Old

Louise Emanuel

Louise Emanuel presents practical tips and a great deal of emotional reassurance for both the first-time and the experienced parent. She offers helpful guidance on a range of topics, from managing sibling rivalry and ensuring everyone in the family gets a good night's sleep, to encouraging conversation and imaginative solitary and social play. more »

2004, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-243-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 96pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, child development, child protection, child psychiatry, children, education, emotions, families, parenting, psychology

The Child's Own Story

The Child's Own Story

Life Story Work with Traumatized Children

Richard Rose and Terry Philpot

The authors explain the concepts of attachment, separation, loss and identity, using these contexts to describe how to use techniques such as family trees, wallpaper work, and eco- and geno-scaling. They offer guidance on interviewing relatives and carers, and how to gain access to key documentation, including social workers' case files. more »

2004, Paperback: £15.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-287-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: adoption, challenging behaviour, child protection, child psychology, children, counselling, emotions, fostering, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, social care, social stories, social work, trauma

Child Neglect

Child Neglect

Practice Issues for Health and Social Care

Edited by Julie Taylor and Brigid Daniel

This book addresses the key themes in child neglect, draws on current research and practice knowledge and sets out the implications for practice. With a joint health and social work focus, this interdisciplinary book is an essential resource for all professionals working towards integrated and collaborative childcare services. more »

2004, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-160-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 352pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, depression, emotions, health care, social care, social work, trauma

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