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Coming soon! Nerdy, Shy, and Socially Inappropriate

Nerdy, Shy, and Socially Inappropriate

A User Guide to an Asperger Life

Cynthia Kim

Based on research recorded in her popular blog, Cynthia Kim's humorous, insider guide to Asperger Syndrome (ASD) explores the 'why' of ASD traits. Full of personal anecdotes, Kim explores how her perspective changed after diagnosis and offers strategies to help manage the quirks of ASD, including a section on the benefits of martial arts. more »

September 2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-757-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adults, advocacy, Asperger syndrome, autism, autism spectrum disorders, autobiography, bullying, Chinese martial arts, communication, disability, emotions, employment, families, gifted and talented, life skills, memoirs, psychology, social skills

Coming soon! Empowering Therapeutic Practice

Empowering Therapeutic Practice

Integrating Psychodrama into other Therapies

Edited by Paul Holmes, Mark Farrall and Kate Kirk

This book considers the potential areas for creative interaction between psychodrama and other therapeutic schools with the aim of elaborating and enriching the therapist's professional practice. Each chapter presents a different model of integration, alongside a case study to illustrate its successful application in practice. more »

August 2014, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-458-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: attachment, cognitive behavioural therapy, dramatherapy, energy work, expressive therapies, families, group psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, movement, play therapy, psychoanalysis, psychodrama, psychology, psychotherapy, trauma

Coming soon! Can I tell you about Anxiety?

Can I tell you about Anxiety?

A guide for friends, family and professionals

Lucy Willetts and Polly Waite
Illustrated by Kaiyee Tay

Megan invites readers to learn about anxiety from her perspective, helping them to understand why she sometimes feels anxious and how this affects her physically and emotionally. She talks about techniques she has learnt to help manage her anxiety, and tells family, friends and teachers how they can support someone who suffers from anxiety. more »

July 2014, Paperback: £8.99/ $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-527-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 56pp

Keywords: adolescence, anxiety, bullying, child psychiatry, child psychology, cognitive behavioural therapy, families, mental health, mental illness, parenting, pastoral care, teenagers

Coming soon! Grandma's Box of Memories

Grandma's Box of Memories

Helping Grandma to Remember

Jean Demetris
Illustrated by Alex Demetris

Following Alice and her family as they put together a box of memories for their Grandma who has dementia, this beautifully-illustrated story book helps to explain dementia to children aged 4 to 7 years in a gentle and engaging way, and prompts discussions about what children can do to help their own grandparent living with dementia. more »

June 2014, Hardback: £10.99/ $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-517-8, 210mm x 210mm / 8.25in x 8.25in, 32pp

Keywords: Alzheimer's disease, carers, children, dementia, families, fiction, older people, parenting, residential care, social care, social work

Coming soon! Grandma's Box of Memories

Grandma's Box of Memories

Helping Grandma to Remember

Jean Demetris
Illustrated by Alex Demetris

Following Alice and her family as they put together a box of memories for their Grandma who has dementia, this beautifully-illustrated story book helps to explain dementia to children aged 4 to 7 years in a gentle and engaging way, and prompts discussions about what children can do to help their own grandparent living with dementia. more »

June 2014, Paperback: £10.99/ $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-993-0, 210mm x 210mm / 8.25in x 8.25in, 32pp

Keywords: Alzheimer's disease, carers, children, dementia, families, fiction, older people, parenting, residential care, social care, social work

Coming soon! Parenting without Panic

Parenting without Panic

A Pocket Support Group for Parents of Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum (Asperger's Syndrome)

Brenda Dater

Extending the lifeline of a peer support group to parents of children and teens on the autism spectrum everywhere, this reassuring and supportive guide is filled with many real examples and offers trusted advice and tried-and-tested solutions to parents' top concerns and in a down-to-earth and engaging format. more »

May 2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-941-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: ADHD, adolescence, advocacy, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, carers, challenging behaviour, child psychology, children, communication, families, high functioning autism, mainstream education, nonverbal learning disabilities, parenting, pervasive developmental disorder, sensory issues, social skills, special education

Coming soon! Intellectual Disability and Dementia

Intellectual Disability and Dementia

Research into Practice

Edited by Karen Watchman

An essential text for practitioners and students wishing to stay abreast of the latest developments in the field, this book brings together the latest international research and evidence-based practice in the field of dementia and intellectual disabilities, describing clearly the relevance and implications for support and services. more »

May 2014, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-422-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 336pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, carers, communication, dementia, disability, Down's syndrome, families, health care, housing, intellectual disabilities, mental health, nonverbal learning disabilities, nursing, older people, palliative care, person-centred, psychiatry, residential care, social care, social work, supported living

New! Parenting ASD Teens

Parenting ASD Teens

A Guide to Making it Up As You Go

Andrew Schlegelmilch

Andrew Schlegelmilch draws on his experience working at a high school for teens with autism to provide savvy advice to parents coping with the difficulties that arise when their child hits the troublesome teenage years. Discussion includes setting realistic expectations, encouraging independence, and helping teens cope with mental health issues. more »

2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-975-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, autism spectrum disorders, child development, education, families, high functioning autism, life skills, mental health, nonverbal learning disabilities, parenting, psychology, relationships, social skills, special education, teenagers, transitions

New! Can I tell you about Dyspraxia?

Can I tell you about Dyspraxia?

A guide for friends, family and professionals

Maureen Boon
Illustrated by Imogen Hallam

Marco invites readers to learn about dyspraxia from his perspective, helping them to understand what it is and what it feels like when he sometimes struggles to control his movement and co-ordination. He talks about the challenges of having dyspraxia, letting readers know how he can be helped and supported by friends and family at school and home. more »

2014, Paperback: £8.99/ $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-447-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 56pp

Keywords: child development, child psychology, children, developmental coordination disorder, disability, dyspraxia, education, families, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, occupational therapy, parenting, pastoral care, PSHE, special education

New! Introduction to the Psychology of Ageing for Non-Specialists

Introduction to the Psychology of Ageing for Non-Specialists

Ian Stuart-Hamilton

A comprehensive introduction to the psychology of ageing for non-specialists. It covers all the key issues, from definitions of ageing and life expectancy to the aspects of ageing that have the most impact on people's lives. It draws on the latest research in the field and offers practical information for those working with the older population. more »

2014, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-363-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, communication, counselling, dementia, depression, families, mental health, mental illness, nursing, occupational therapy, older people, psychology, psychotherapy, residential care, resilience, self esteem, sexuality, sleep

New! Working Therapeutically with Families

Working Therapeutically with Families

Creative Activities for Diverse Family Structures

Tonia Caselman and Kimberly Hill

With a whole host of activities to use with different types of family, this resource is an invaluable toolbox for working therapeutically with families. From divorced families to those with an incarcerated parent, the book includes guidance on the best interventions to use for different family types and a wealth of easy to use, creative activities. more »

2014, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-962-6, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 216pp

Keywords: addiction, adolescence, bereavement, counselling, divorce, families, mental health, parenting, psychology, psychotherapy, relationships, social work

New! The Other Half of Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder)

The Other Half of Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder)

A Guide to Living in an Intimate Relationship with a Partner who is on the Autism Spectrum
2nd edition

Maxine Aston

Does your other half have Asperger Syndrome (AS) or do you suspect that he or she is on the autism spectrum? This quick and helpful guide provides all the information you need for relationship success with your AS partner. Maxine Aston offers relationship advice that draws on over a decade of counselling experience. more »

2014, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-498-0, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 136pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, communication, counselling, emotions, families, high functioning autism, life skills, relationships, sexuality

New! Sleep Well on the Autism Spectrum

Sleep Well on the Autism Spectrum

How to recognise common sleep difficulties, choose the right treatment, and get you or your child sleeping soundly

Kenneth J. Aitken

Full of helpful information and practical advice, this comprehensive guide introduces the most common sleep issues in children with ASDs, describing both mainstream and complementary options for treatment, what is involved and the outcomes that can be expected. more »

2014, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-333-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Keywords: ADHD, adolescence, alternative therapies, Asperger syndrome, autism, biomedical intervention, child development, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, Chinese medicine, complementary therapies, diet, eating disorders, families, high functioning autism, parenting, seizures, sensory issues, sleep, teenagers, toilet training

New! 101 Tips for Parents of Children with Autism

101 Tips for Parents of Children with Autism

Effective Solutions for Everyday Challenges

Arnold Miller and Theresa Smith

Based on the principles of the Miller Method, this book is a practical, how-to guide filled with quick, effective tips for dealing with issues such as tantrums, inappropriate behaviour, lack of focus and communication, toilet training and developing friendships in children with autism. more »

2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-960-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 224pp

Keywords: augmentative communication, autism, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, communication, families, intellectual disabilities, life skills, movement, occupational therapy, parenting, play, resilience, sensory issues, sensory stimulation, social skills, speech and language pathology, toilet training

New! Can I tell you about ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

Can I tell you about ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

A guide for friends, family and professionals

Jacqueline Rayner
Illustrated by Jason Lythgoe-Hay

Mollie and her family help readers to understand what it is like to have ME/CFS and how it can affect their day-to-day family life. They explain what ME/CFS is and how it can affect people in different ways. This illustrated book is packed with accessible information and will be an ideal introduction to this often misunderstood condition. more »

2014, Paperback: £8.99/ $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-452-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 64pp

Keywords: carers, child psychology, children, disability, education, families, health care, parenting, pastoral care, PSHE, psychology, sensory issues

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