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Music, Language and Autism

Music, Language and Autism

Exceptional Strategies for Exceptional Minds

Adam Ockelford

This book explores why many children with autism are so captivated by music and how practitioners and parents can harness this to develop language skills. Through case studies, it displays how music can become a scaffold for language; allowing autistic children to express their inner thoughts and feelings without resorting to destructive behaviour. more »

2013, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-197-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp
Setting Up and Facilitating Bereavement Support Groups

Setting Up and Facilitating Bereavement Support Groups

A Practical Guide

Dodie Graves

A practical introduction to setting up and facilitating bereavement support groups, guiding the reader through all stages. It examines the different skills needed, and uses case studies and research to suggest models of best practice across a range of group settings. The guidance will help make groups successful for participants and facilitators. more »

2012, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-271-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp
Asperkids

Asperkids

An Insider's Guide to Loving, Understanding and Teaching Children with Asperger Syndrome

Jennifer Cook O'Toole

Asperkids is an insider's guide full of effective and fun methods for engaging with children with Asperger Syndrome. Award-winning Aspie, teacher and parent, Jennifer O'Toole discusses theory of mind, communication, sensory difficulties, and how to use a child's special interests to encourage academic, social, and emotional growth. more »

2012, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-902-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp
22 Things a Woman with Asperger's Syndrome Wants Her Partner to Know

22 Things a Woman with Asperger's Syndrome Wants Her Partner to Know

Rudy Simone

Rudy Simone covers 22 common areas of confusion for someone dating a female with AS, including advice from her own experience and that of other couples. She talks with humour and honesty about the little things that might be different from a relationship with a neurotypical woman and discusses first dates, sex, and even having children. more »

2012, Paperback: £9.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-883-4, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp
Autism All-Stars

Autism All-Stars

How We Use Our Autism and Asperger Traits to Shine in Life

Edited by Josie Santomauro

Contributors from across the world share their experiences of creating a successful life on the autism spectrum. The positive and inspiring voices in this book explain how it is possible to draw on autistic strengths not just to make your way in the world, overcoming challenges and obstacles, but also to make your life a real success. more »

2011, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-188-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp
Embracing Asperger's

Embracing Asperger's

A Primer for Parents and Professionals

Richard Bromfield PhD

Offering rich insights into what Asperger's is like for the child, this compassionate book will empower parents and teachers, enabling them to nurture the child's strengths and work towards a happy and promising future. The book is packed with strategies, insights, and points to remember in order to address common areas of difficulty. more »

2011, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-818-6, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 176pp
Islands of Genius

Islands of Genius

The Bountiful Mind of the Autistic, Acquired, and Sudden Savant

Darold A. Treffert

In this fascinating book, Dr. Treffert looks at what we know about savant syndrome, and at new discoveries that raise interesting questions about the hidden brain potential within us all. He looks both at how savant skills can be nurtured, and how they can help the person who has them, particularly if that person is on the autism spectrum. more »

2010, Hardback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-810-0, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 328pp
2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $35.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-873-5, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 328pp
Challenging the Gifted Child

Challenging the Gifted Child

An Open Approach to Working with Advanced Young Readers

Margaret Stevens

This book outlines an approach for encouraging able children to focus their active minds in a productive way and discover the joy of reading. It encourages the development of independent learning skills and will help parents and educators to create a personalized reading programme for a gifted child at home or small groups of children in school. more »

2008, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-570-1, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 192pp
Natural Genius

Natural Genius

The Gifts of Asperger's Syndrome

Susan Rubinyi

This book is Susan Rubinyi's story of raising her son Ben who has Asperger's Syndrome, and how she has come to view his condition as a blessing. While acknowledging the challenges of AS, she emphasizes the extraordinary positives of her son's life and his gifts - his photographic memory, perfect pitch and French-English bilingual abilities. more »

2006, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-784-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 120pp
Chasing Ideas

Chasing Ideas

The Fun of Freeing Your Child's Imagination

Christine Durham

The author shows how to help children be better, brighter thinkers and helps parents and teachers discover the joys of discussing ideas with children. She shows parents of children aged 3 - 15 how to encourage them to explore ideas, think, make decisions and communicate effectively and to develop these important life skills to take into adulthood. more »

2006, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-460-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp
Teaching at Home

Teaching at Home

A New Approach to Tutoring Children with Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Olga Holland

Faced with the apparent inability of her autistic son Billy to learn and socialize with other children at school, Olga Holland decided to teach him at home. This book explains the author's approach, focused on adapting to the demands of Billy's atypical mind and respecting his vivid imaginative world while attracting and retaining his attention. more »

2005, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-787-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 128pp
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
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
A Different Kind of Boy

A Different Kind of Boy

A Father's Memoir About Raising a Gifted Child with Autism

Daniel Mont

This is the story of an autistic boy who is also loving, brilliant and resilient. In this book, his father writes about the joys, fears, frustration, exhilaration, and exhaustion involved in raising his son. He writes about the impact on his family, the travails of navigating the educational system, and the lessons he has learned about life. more »

2001, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-715-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

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