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Different Minds

Different Minds

Gifted Children with AD/HD, Asperger Syndrome, and Other Learning Deficits

Deirdre V. Lovecky

Explaining why certain children are gifted and how giftedness is manifested, each chapter addresses the relevance for children with AD/HD and Asperger Syndrome. Lovecky guides parents and professionals through methods of diagnosis and advises on how best to nurture individual needs, positive behaviour and relationships at home and at school. more »

2003, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-964-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 528pp

Keywords: ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, dyslexia, dyspraxia, educational psychology, giftedness, inclusive classroom, intellectual disabilities, occupational therapy, psychiatry, psychology, special education, speech and language pathology

Just Schools

Just Schools

A Whole School Approach to Restorative Justice

Belinda Hopkins

In this practical handbook Hopkins presents a whole school approach to repairing harm using a variety of means including peer mediation, healing circles and conference circles. She provides clear, practical guidance for group sessions and examines issues and ideas relating to practical skill development for facilitators. more »

2003, Paperback: £24.95/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-132-1, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 208pp

Keywords: children, education, educational psychology, offenders, restorative justice

Prevention and Coping in Child and Family Care

Prevention and Coping in Child and Family Care

Mothers in adversity coping with child care

Michael Sheppard
With Mirka Gröhn

This book considers the important question of mothers' coping strategies when they are in adversity. Drawing upon the women's own accounts, it focuses not only on what they do themselves to deal with their problems, but how they integrate their own problem solving approaches with the use of supports. more »

2003, Paperback: £23.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-193-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 352pp

Keywords: child protection, children, counselling, families, parenting, social care, social work

Managing Front Line Practice in Social Care

Managing Front Line Practice in Social Care

Edited by Daphne Statham

Written by key figures in the field of social care training and management this book provides practice guidance for front line managers in social care. Refocusing attention on the management of practice and accountability within services, the authors provide a variety of perspectives on how front line managers can support practice. more »

2003, Paperback: £23.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-886-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: social care, social work

Relational Social Work

Relational Social Work

Toward Networking and Societal Practices

Fabio Folgheraiter
Translated by Adrian Belton

In this innovative book Fabio Folgheraiter presents a systematic introduction to networking and reflexive practice in social work. The text explores how the interested parties in social care can acquire a shared power in care planning and decision making and that when this networking occurs, the efficacy of caring initiatives increases. more »

2003, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-191-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Keywords: community care, joint working, social care, social work

Ageing, Spirituality and Well-being

Ageing, Spirituality and Well-being

Edited by Albert Jewell

This book explores how well-being is not about physical health alone; having purpose in life and continual spiritual growth are vital elements for older individuals. This book provides guidance on how the particular spiritual needs of this age group can be defined and addressed, and how meaningful care and support can be given. more »

2003, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-167-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

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

Creative Therapies with Traumatised Children

Creative Therapies with Traumatised Children

Anne Bannister

As a probation officer and social worker, Anne Bannister has successfully used creative therapies with abused children for 25 years. Combining her practical experience and recent doctoral research she reflects on how and why these therapies actually work in the healing process. more »

2003, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-155-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychiatry, counselling, creative therapies, interdisciplinary arts therapies, social work

The Adolescent with Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (DCD)

The Adolescent with Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (DCD)

Amanda Kirby

Kirby addresses the main difficulties encountered by adolescents with DCD, including building relationships and coping with secondary school. She provides practical ideas on how individuals can tackle these difficulties, making this book an essential resource for adolescents with DCD, as well as parents, teachers and health professionals. more »

2003, Paperback: £15.99/ $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-178-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: adolescence, developmental coordination disorder, dyspraxia, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, parenting, special education

Multicoloured Mayhem

Multicoloured Mayhem

Parenting the Many Shades of Adolescents and Children with Autism, Asperger Syndrome and AD/HD

Jacqui Jackson

Jacqui Jackson has seven children. Luke has Asperger Syndrome, Joe has ADHD, and Ben has autism. Full of anecdotes and lively thinking, the book explains vividly what it is like to parent young people with such a range of conditions, and provides a wealth of helpful and creative advice for other parents and carers. more »

2003, Paperback: £13.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-171-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, developmental coordination disorder, dyslexia, dyspraxia, epilepsy, families, giftedness, health care, occupational therapy, parenting, sensory issues, special education, speech and language therapy

Can I tell you about Asperger Syndrome?

Can I tell you about Asperger Syndrome?

A guide for friends and family

Jude Welton
Illustrated by Jane Telford

Meet Adam, a young boy with AS. He helps children understand the difficulties faced by a child with AS, telling them what AS is, how it feels to have AS and how they can help by understanding their differences and appreciating their many talents. This illustrated book is an excellent starting point for family and classroom discussions. more »

2003, Paperback: £7.99/ $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-206-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 48pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, children, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, special education, speech and language therapy

A Matter of Security

A Matter of Security

The Application of Attachment Theory to Forensic Psychiatry and Psychotherapy

Edited by Friedemann Pfäfflin and Gwen Adshead

It explores the psychodynamic theory of attachment and how it can be used to offer new ways of thinking when working with mental disorders in offenders. Discusses the development of personality in terms of interpersonal functioning and relationships with others, which is essential to understand both interpersonal violence and abnormal development. more »

2003, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-177-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, child psychology, forensic psychiatry, forensic psychotherapy

Birth of an Adoptive, Foster or Stepmother

Birth of an Adoptive, Foster or Stepmother

Beyond Biological Mothering Attachments

Barbara Waterman

Adoptive, foster and stepmothers, like biological mothers, find their lives completely changed by motherhood although they are not always granted the rights and privileges accorded to those who give birth. Barbara Waterman explores the common experiences that are shared by all those who enter the motherhood portal. more »

2003, Paperback: £21.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-724-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: adoption, children, families, fostering, parenting, social work

Operative Groups

Operative Groups

The Latin-American Approach to Group Analysis

Juan Tubert-Oklander and Reyna Hernández de Tubert

This volume is a thorough introduction to operative groups. It starts by guiding the reader through the ideas of Pichon-Rivière, and then shows how the two schools of group analysis - the British and the Latin-American - coincide, shedding light on the theory behind both and including case material of various groups to illustrate such theory. more »

2003, Paperback: £34.99/ $55.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-094-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keyword: group psychotherapy

Wishing On the Midnight Star

Wishing On the Midnight Star

My Asperger Brother

Nancy Ogaz

Wishing on the Midnight Star presents the sibling's view of the joys and frustrations of having a younger brother with Asperger Syndrome, with insights into the daily adventures of an AS family, and the positive coping, and loving strategies they have evolved. It is an engaging and amusing teen love story that will appeal to older and younger kids. more »

2003, Paperback: £12.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-757-6, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp

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

Asperger Syndrome and Adults... Is Anyone Listening?

Asperger Syndrome and Adults... Is Anyone Listening?

Essays and Poems by Spouses, Partners and Parents of Adults with Asperger Syndrome

Karen E. Rodman

Focusing on what is referred to as the Cassandra phenomenon, where the neurotypical partner often needs more emotional guidance than the AS partner, this volume gathers together letters, thoughts and poems to give voice to the loneliness, frustration and love felt by many individuals who are close to one or more people with AS. more »

2003, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-751-4, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 192pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, counselling, creative writing as therapy, poetry, relationships

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