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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

Keywords: autism, children, gifted and talented, giftedness, memoirs, parenting, special education

Social Work in the British Isles

Social Work in the British Isles

Edited by Malcolm Payne and Steven M. Shardlow

This ground-breaking book provides invaluable insight into the diverse nature of social work practice within the British Isles. The contributors explore key differences in social work's role and character, and the legal systems and organisational structures in which it operates in the different regions. more »

2001, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-833-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: social policy, social stories, social work

The Perspectives of People with Dementia

The Perspectives of People with Dementia

Research Methods and Motivations

Edited by Heather Wilkinson

People with dementia have often played a passive role in the investigation of their condition. The contributors to this book look at ways of redressing the balance and involving them in the research process. They describe the skills that researchers and care staff need when seeking to validate the views of people with dementia successfully. more »

2001, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-001-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keyword: dementia

A User Guide to the GF/CF Diet for Autism, Asperger Syndrome and AD/HD

A User Guide to the GF/CF Diet for Autism, Asperger Syndrome and AD/HD

Luke Jackson

What is the GF/CF diet? Does it work? What's it like to go on it? In this user guide to the gluten and casein free diet, Luke Jackson, who is 12 years old and has Asperger Syndrome, tells you everything you need to know - both good and bad. more »

2001, Paperback: £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-055-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, biomedical intervention, children, diet, parenting

Contentious Issues

Contentious Issues

Discussion Stories for Young People

Márianna Csóti

Aimed at promoting discussion and awareness, the author challenges young people to consider events and the part they themselves play in life, thus producing more responsible and independently thinking young adults. The stories in this volume are especially useful for those working with children with Asperger Syndrome or high-functioning autism. more »

2001, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-033-1, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 368pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, children, education, SEAL, social skills

Learning to Practise Social Work

Learning to Practise Social Work

International Approaches

Edited by Steven M. Shardlow and Mark Doel

This important and accessible book deals with current issues in practice teaching and learning in social work for practitioners, students and academics. Written from an international perspective, this book draws together the knowledge and experiences of those from different countries working in a variety of social work settings. more »

2001, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-763-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keyword: social work

Hitchhiking through Asperger Syndrome

Hitchhiking through Asperger Syndrome

Lise Pyles

Written from a parent's perspective, this book gives a candid and thoughtful account of a family's trek through the world of Asperger Syndrome. The author makes it clear that while professional help can be necessary, parents are in the best position to make a difference in their children's lives and should be in control of their care and education. more »

2001, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-937-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, families, high functioning autism, parenting

Planning Care for Children in Respite Settings

Planning Care for Children in Respite Settings

Hello, This Is Me

Helen Laverty and Mary Reet

This book offers a new approach, centred on the child's abilities, to the planning of respite care provision. With its positive focus on emerging levels of independence in disabled children, the `Hello, this is me' model provides a method of assessing and planning care for children with a variety of needs. more »

2001, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-936-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: children, disability, social work

Therapeutic Interventions for Forensic Mental Health Nurses

Therapeutic Interventions for Forensic Mental Health Nurses

Edited by Alyson Kettles, Phil Woods and Mick Collins

This book explores current and emerging interventions in forensic nursing and the care of the mentally disordered offender, with an emphasis on clinical practice and clinical competence. It explores the practical issues facing forensic nurses, such as environment and safety issues, as well as the possible emotional trauma of such a role. more »

2001, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-949-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: forensic psychiatry, forensic psychotherapy, mental health, nursing

Beyond Madness

Beyond Madness

Psychosocial Interventions in Psychosis

Edited by Joseph H. Berke, Margaret Fagan, George Mak-Pearce and Stella Pierides-Müller

A major question facing therapists today is how to treat psychosis effectively while maintaining patients' dignity, self-respect and their psychological and social functioning. This book provides important and engaging accounts of the special personal and interpersonal care offered by the Arbours Crisis Centre and kindred facilities. more »

2001, Paperback: £34.99/ $55.00
ISBN: 978-1-85302-889-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keyword: therapeutic communities

Caring for a Child with Autism

Caring for a Child with Autism

A Practical Guide for Parents

Martine Ives and Nell Munro, National Autistic Society

Caring for a Child with Autism is an informative handbook in association with the National Autistic Society, written for parents with a recently diagnosed autistic child. This is a thorough introduction to autistic spectrum disorders, to be consulted time and time again as new questions arise. more »

2001, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-996-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 286pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, carers, challenging behaviour, children, families, high functioning autism, parenting, sensory issues

Healing Arts Therapies and Person-Centred Dementia Care

Healing Arts Therapies and Person-Centred Dementia Care

Edited by Anthea Innes and Karen Hatfield

Offering practical advice for arts therapists and health care professionals, this book emphasizes the importance of putting the individual before the illness to provide holistic, person-centred support for people with dementia. The contributors show how music, dance and the visual arts can be used with person-centred care to promote wellbeing. more »

2001, Paperback: £19.99/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-038-6, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp

Keywords: arts therapies, dance and movement therapy, dementia, interdisciplinary arts therapies, older people, palliative care, person-centred, psychotherapy, social work

Imprisoned Fathers and their Children

Imprisoned Fathers and their Children

Gwyneth Boswell and Peter Wedge

More than 125,000 children in the UK alone are 'sentenced' to separation from their imprisoned parents. This book draws on extensive research and experience to examine the effect this kind of separation can have on the emotional development of a child and on family relationships. They make suggestions for work with prisoners and families. more »

2001, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-972-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: child protection, children, families, offenders, psychology, safeguarding children, social work

Nonverbal Learning Disabilities at School

Nonverbal Learning Disabilities at School

Educating Students with NLD, Asperger Syndrome and Related Conditions

Pamela B. Tanguay

Topics such as finding the right school, curriculum modifications, and social and emotional issues experienced by children with NLD are covered. The bulk of the book outlines specific teaching strategies, from how to deal with essay questions, to tips on helping the student master long division and ideas for improving reading comprehension. more »

2001, Paperback: £16.95/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-941-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 288pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, communication, inclusive classroom, nonverbal learning disabilities, social skills, special education

Reweaving the Autistic Tapestry

Reweaving the Autistic Tapestry

Autism, Asperger Syndrome and ADHD

Lisa Blakemore-Brown

Blakemore-Brown uses the metaphor of the 'tapestry' to explain more clearly the interwoven nature of ASDs and ADHD. This book demonstrates how a deeper understanding of human development can lead to more appropriate early intervention and treatment plans for children with complex symptoms, helping them to lead more fulfilling lives. more »

2001, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-748-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 352pp

Keywords: ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, child psychiatry, child psychology, gifted and talented, obsessive compulsive disorder, pervasive developmental disorder, special education, speech and language therapy, tourettes

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