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Coming soon! Helping Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder Express their Thoughts and Knowledge in Writing

Helping Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder Express their Thoughts and Knowledge in Writing

Tips and Exercises for Developing Writing Skills

Elise Geither and Lisa Meeks

Improving the writing skills of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder is an important factor in helping them to make a smooth transition from high school to the increased expectations of university. This book offers practical guidance and writing exercises for educators to use to help students to get their thoughts and knowledge down in writing. more »

August 2014, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-996-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 128pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, autism spectrum disorders, communication, dyslexia, education, educational training, further education, high functioning autism, higher education, homeschooling, Key Stage 4, life skills, literacy, mainstream education, teenagers, transitions

Coming soon! The Teacher's Introduction to Attachment

The Teacher's Introduction to Attachment

Practical Essentials for Teachers, Carers and School Support Staff

Nicola Marshall

An easy to read, easy to use introduction for teachers and school support staff which gives practical advice on how to help children with attachment difficulties in school. more »

July 2014, Paperback: £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-550-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, counselling, education, educational psychology, educational training, fostering, looked after children, mainstream education, mental health, pastoral care, residential care, social care, social work, trauma

Coming soon! Diagnosis Asparagus

Diagnosis Asparagus

Advocating for Assessment and Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Conditions

Cathie O'Halloran and Eva Penrose

This life-affirming book shows diagnosis to be a positive and empowering experience. Written by a mother and her teenage daughter, it is an honest account of the process of procuring an autism spectrum diagnosis including assessment, reactions to the news and its impact on their lives, and includes helpful management strategies. more »

June 2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-535-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, autobiography, bullying, child development, child psychology, communication, high functioning autism, mainstream education, parenting, sensory issues, social skills, speech and language therapy, teenagers

Coming soon! The Elephant in the ADHD Room

The Elephant in the ADHD Room

Beating Boredom as the Secret to Managing ADHD

Letitia Sweitzer

Targeting boredom as an emotion that drives ADHD behaviours, this book presents a range of practical suggestions for treating boredom alongside ADHD for patients and clients ranging from young children to older adults. These can then be incorporated into schoolwork, jobs, relationships and everyday life to improve overall concentration and mood. more »

June 2014, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-965-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: ADD, addiction, ADHD, adolescence, challenging behaviour, child psychology, children, counselling, education, educational psychology, emotions, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, parenting, pastoral care, psychology, special education, teenagers

Coming soon! A Freshman Survival Guide for College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

A Freshman Survival Guide for College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

The Stuff Nobody Tells You About!

Haley Moss

Chatty, honest and full of really useful information, Haley Moss' first-hand account of the college experience covers everything students on the autism spectrum need to know as they begin their Freshman year. She shares tips and advice on getting ready for college, dorm life, making friends, and what to expect from classes, professors and exams. more »

June 2014, Paperback: £14.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-984-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: adolescence, adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, autism spectrum disorders, careers, disability, education, further education, high functioning autism, higher education, life skills, mainstream education, mental health, social skills, teenagers, transitions

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! A Different Kettle of Fish

A Different Kettle of Fish

A Day in the Life of a Physics Student with Autism

Michael Barton

On a journey from the comfort of his familiar surroundings into the hectic environment of London, Michael Barton observes the world around him from the rational perspective of someone on the autism spectrum, complete with quirky illustrations and humorous anecdotes about contradictory signage, hidden meanings and nonsensical figures of speech. more »

May 2014, Hardback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-532-1, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 72pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, communication, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, parenting, psychology, social skills, special education, teenagers

Coming soon! Caged in Chaos

Caged in Chaos

A Dyspraxic Guide to Breaking Free

Victoria Biggs
Illustrated by Sharon Tsang

Written by a teenager with dyspraxia, this practical guide helps young adults with dyspraxia and those around them get to grips with the social, physical and psychological chaos caused by developmental co-ordination disorders. The new edition of this award-winning book includes an update from the author on how dyspraxia affects her now as an adult. more »

April 2014, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-474-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 216pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, bullying, developmental coordination disorder, disability, dyspraxia, education, high functioning autism, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, mainstream education, nonverbal learning disabilities, special education, teenagers

New! Can I tell you about Autism?

Can I tell you about Autism?

A guide for friends, family and professionals

Jude Welton
Illustrated by Jane Telford

Tom invites readers to learn about autism from his perspective in this beautifully-illustrated book, suitable for readers aged 7 and upwards. He explains the challenges he faces with issues such as social communication, sensory overload and changes in his routine and describes all the ways he can be helped and supported by those around him. more »

2014, Paperback: £8.99/ $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-453-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 64pp

Keywords: autism, challenging behaviour, child psychology, children, communication, disability, education, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, parenting, pastoral care, PSHE, sensory issues, social stories, 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! Can I tell you about Tourette Syndrome?

Can I tell you about Tourette Syndrome?

A guide for friends, family and professionals

Mal Leicester
Illustrated by Apsley

Max invites readers to learn about Tourette's syndrome from his perspective, helping them to understand what tics and triggers are and what it feels like to have TS. He explains how people around him can help him to feel happy and accepted. This illustrated book will be an excellent starting point for family and classroom discussions. more »

2013, Paperback: £8.99/ $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-407-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 56pp

Keywords: anxiety, bullying, challenging behaviour, child psychology, children, education, educational psychology, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, parenting, pastoral care, PSHE, psychology, special education, tourettes

New! Sexuality and Relationship Education for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Sexuality and Relationship Education for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders

A Professional's Guide to Understanding, Preventing Issues, Supporting Sexuality and Responding to Inappropriate Behaviours

Davida Hartman
Illustrated by Kate Brangan

Children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) require specialized teaching strategies when learning about the body, sexuality, and relationships. This complete sex education resource provides practical teaching advice, activity ideas, and illustrated handouts geared towards the needs of children of all ages on the autism spectrum. more »

2013, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-385-3, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 272pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, child development, children, disability, education, educational training, emotions, high functioning autism, intellectual disabilities, mainstream education, personal hygiene, PSHE, relationships, self esteem, sex education, sexual abuse, sexuality, special education, teenagers, transitions, youthwork

New! When the School Says No...How to Get the Yes!

When the School Says No...How to Get the Yes!

Securing Special Education Services for Your Child

Vaughn Lauer

This book offers a unique approach to tackling problems arising in the IEP process and considers real life scenarios to explain the six question structure. This easily applicable process enables parents to determine their child's needs and obtain the required services through collaboration with school personnel in IEP meetings. more »

2013, Paperback: £17.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-917-6, 254mm x 190.5mm / 10in x 7.5in, 328pp

Keywords: advocacy, Asperger syndrome, augmentative communication, autism, children's rights, communication, disability, disability law, education, high functioning autism, homeschooling, inclusive classroom, intellectual disabilities, mainstream education, parenting, special education

New! Implementing Restorative Practices in Schools

Implementing Restorative Practices in Schools

A Practical Guide to Transforming School Communities

Margaret Thorsborne and Peta Blood

A guide which explains the value of restorative approaches in schools and its potential to transform behaviour and educational achievements. It also details how to achieve the cultural and organisational changes needed in order to ensure that restorative practice 'sticks', featuring sample pro formas and charts. more »

2013, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-377-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 232pp

Keywords: bullying, challenging behaviour, counselling, education, mainstream education, pastoral care, relationships, restorative justice, special education

Teach Me With Pictures

Teach Me With Pictures

40 Fun Picture Scripts to Develop Play and Communication Skills in Children on the Autism Spectrum

Simone Griffin, Ruth Harris and Linda Hodgdon
Illustrated by Ralph Butler

An easy-to-use resource for professionals and parents, this book is full of fun and practical ideas to help motivate and extend communication and play skills in children with autism with the support of pictures. It contains 40 visual scripts across a range of different activities such as drawing, cooking, imaginative play, and life skills. more »

2013, Paperback: £18.77 + VAT = £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-201-6, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 168pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, augmentative communication, autism, child development, child psychology, communication, early intervention, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, life skills, literacy, mainstream education, occupational therapy, play, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

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