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Asperger Syndrome and Difficult Moments

Practical Solutions for Tantrums
2nd edition

Brenda Smith Myles

This book offers practical solutions to the challenges facing individuals with Asperger Syndrome and their families. It discusses how to deal with difficult behaviour from children and young people with AS, focussing on the role of antecedent behaviours, which signal the beginning of a meltdown, as identified through functional assessment. more »

2005, Paperback: £14.95
ISBN: 9781931282703, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 107pp

Keywords: anger management, anxiety, applied behaviour analysis, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, children, families, high functioning autism, parenting, self esteem, social skills

Transfer Boy

Transfer Boy

Perspectives on Asperger Syndrome

Ljiljana Vuletic, Michel Ferrari and Teodor Mihail

The book explores what it is like to be an adolescent with AS through interviews with Teodor, a 'psychologically unusual' twelve-year-old. In this case study, Vuletic and Ferrari combine an autobiographical account with perspectives from other people who know Teodor, while simultaneously integrating psychiatric and psychological research on autism. more »

2005, Paperback: £19.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-213-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, child psychiatry, child psychology, psychiatry, psychology

A Bolt from the Blue

A Bolt from the Blue

Coping with Disasters and Acute Traumas

Salli Saari
Translated by Annira Silver

In A Bolt from the Blue, Salli Saari examines in detail the psychological effect traumatic events can have on an individual, taking the reader step-by-step through each stage of the process of understanding and recovery. This book shows how crisis care can be an integral part of health care services, covering all traumatic incidents. more »

2005, Paperback: £29.99/ $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-313-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: anxiety, bereavement, counselling, death, palliative care, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapy, trauma

Elijah's Cup

Elijah's Cup

A Family's Journey into the Community and Culture of High-functioning Autism and Asperger's Syndrome (Revised edition)

Valerie Paradiž

This book is both an exploration of the history of autism spectrum disorders and a powerful story of the author's own struggle with her son Elijah's Asperger's Syndrome.Her inspiring narrative offers compelling insights into daily life with Elijah's Asperger's syndrome and her own 'shadow syndrome', which affects many family members of autistics. more »

2005, Paperback: £14.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-802-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: advocacy, Asperger syndrome, children, families, high functioning autism, memoirs, parenting

People with Autism Behaving Badly

People with Autism Behaving Badly

Helping People with ASD Move On from Behavioral and Emotional Challenges

John Clements

This book offers effective, long-term strategies to resolve common problem behaviours such as physical aggression, self-injury, verbal abuse, and property damage. It is organized around common messages conveyed by behaviours and the underlying issues driving these messages. Practical ideas for intervention are provided alongside case examples. more »

2005, Paperback: £14.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-765-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adults, anger management, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, children, counselling

Roots of Musicality

Roots of Musicality

Music Therapy and Personal Development

Daniel Perret

The author considers neuroscience and psychobiology to identify analogies with the potential of musical expression to bring about therapeutic change, as observed during his work with children with autistic spectrum and pervasive developmental disorders. more »

2005, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-336-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, child psychology, children, music therapy, psychotherapy

Succeeding with Autism

Succeeding with Autism

Hear my Voice

Judith H. Cohen

This book reveals a silent world through the voice of an insightful, articulate young adult with autism. It gives perspectives from those who have known him from diagnosis in early childhood through to independent adult life. After each chapter, the author presents "reflections" that highlight the key issues pertinent to autism. more »

2005, Paperback: £15.99/ $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-793-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: autism, memoirs

Dancing with Dementia

Dancing with Dementia

My Story of Living Positively with Dementia

Christine Bryden

Christine Bryden was a top civil servant and single mother of three children when she was diagnosed with dementia at 46. Since then she has gone on to challenge almost every stereotype by campaigning for self-advocacy, writing articles and speaking at national conferences. This book is a vivid account of the author's experiences of dementia. more »

2005, Paperback: £13.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-332-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 200pp

Keywords: counselling, dementia, fiction, memoirs, older people, palliative care, practical theology, theology

Music Therapy in Children's Hospices

Music Therapy in Children's Hospices

Jessie's Fund in Action

Edited by Mercédès Pavlicevic

The use of music therapy in children's hospices has burgeoned since its introduction by Jessie's Fund in the mid-90s. This moving and extremely helpful text brings together the experiences of eleven music therapists working with children who are in the final stages of life-limiting illness. more »

2005, Paperback: £17.95/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-254-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: bereavement, counselling, health care, music therapy, palliative care, social work

The Simplicity of Dementia

The Simplicity of Dementia

A Guide for Family and Carers

Huub Buijssen

This book offers an accessible and sympathetic introduction for relatives, carers and professionals looking after or training to work with people with dementia. Drawing on the two `laws of dementia', the author explains the causes of communication problems, mood disturbances and `deviant' behaviours. more »

2005, Paperback: £13.95/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-321-9, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 176pp

Keywords: Alzheimer's disease, dementia, older people, psychiatry, psychology, residential care, social care, social work

Social Work Theories in Action

Social Work Theories in Action

Edited by Mary Nash, Robyn Munford and Kieran O'Donoghue

This wide-ranging collection of essays offers valuable insights into the cultural issues involved in the practical application of social work theories. Leading contributors explore the challenges faced by indigenous populations and ethnic minority groups, and offer valuable guidance on cross-cultural work. more »

2005, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-249-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: child protection, safeguarding children, social care, social policy, social work

Washing My Life Away

Washing My Life Away

Surviving Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Ruth Deane

OCD affects one in fifty people and one of them was Ruth Deane. In this frank and personal account she shares her own experience as an OCD sufferer, taking the reader on a moving, honest and at times light-hearted journey, from washing her hands until they cracked and bled, to hospital admission and eventual management and recovery from OCD. more »

2005, Paperback: £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-333-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 96pp

Keywords: adults, counselling, memoirs, obsessive compulsive disorder, occupational therapy, psychiatry

Authentic Relationships in Group Care for Infants and Toddlers – Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE) Principles into Practice

Authentic Relationships in Group Care for Infants and Toddlers – Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE) Principles into Practice

Edited by Stephanie Petrie and Sue Owen

Underpinned by research on meeting the developmental and attachment needs of infants, this book offers advice on how to encourage curiosity, confidence and emotional security in young children. This model supports children's development without relying on expensive resources, and enables a coherent care strategy to be applied across services. more »

2005, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-117-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: child protection, children, Early Years Foundation Stage, parenting

Mental Health Aspects of Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Mental Health Aspects of Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Mohammad Ghaziuddin

The first book to address the need for information about psychiatric problems in people with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), Mental Health Aspects of Autism and Asperger Syndrome systematically explains the emotional and psychological difficulties that are often encountered with ASDs. more »

2005, Paperback: £15.99/ $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-727-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp
2005, Hardback: £45.00/ $80.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-733-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, high functioning autism, mental health, occupational therapy, psychiatry, psychology, social care, social work

What Works in Strategic Partnerships for Children?

What Works in Strategic Partnerships for Children?

Janie Percy-Smith

What Works in Strategic Partnerships for Children? considers how to build strong and effective partnerships for children. It examines the policy context in relation to work with children and young people, looks at the history of partnership working and reviews the theories underpinning the different models of partnership working. more »

2005, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 9781904659105, 238 x 170mm, 142pp

Keywords: child protection, safeguarding children, social policy, social work, youthwork

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