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Learning to Cope with CRPS / RSD

Putting life first and CRPS / RSD second

Karen Rodham

There are very few resources available to CRPS/RSD sufferers. This accessible and simple book will resonate with those living with CRPS and show them they are not alone with this painful condition. It uses patient stories and clinical research to increase understanding and present practical ways to manage symptoms. more »

October 2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-240-9, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp

Keywords: bodywork, carers, counselling, depression, disability, health care, meditation, mindfulness, movement, nursing, occupational therapy, pain management, psychology, self harm, trauma

Coming soon! The Autism Fitness Handbook

The Autism Fitness Handbook

An Exercise Program to Boost Body Image, Motor Skills, Posture and Confidence in Children and Teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder

David S. Geslak

A new edition of a popular program by a well-known autism fitness specialist, this book contains a wealth of innovative exercises to boost body image, motor coordination, posture, muscular and cardiovascular fitness and overall health and wellbeing in children and teens on the autism spectrum, and is ideal for use at home or at school. more »

September 2014, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-998-5, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 176pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, autism spectrum disorders, child development, children, education, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, movement, occupational therapy, parenting, special education, teenagers

Coming soon! Can I tell you about having a Stroke?

Can I tell you about having a Stroke?

A guide for friends, family and professionals

Lisa Taylor and Swee Hong Chia
Illustrated by Katie Stanton

Fred invites readers to learn about what it is like to have a stroke, explaining what a stroke is and how family members, carers and friends can help support someone with the various challenges they may face after having a stroke. This illustrated book will be ideal for anyone who knows someone who's had a stroke, from child to adult. more »

August 2014, Paperback: £8.99/ $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-495-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 72pp

Keywords: adults, brain injury, carers, communication, disability, families, health care, life skills, movement, nursing, occupational therapy, older people, social work, speech and language therapy, supported living

Coming soon! Using the Bowen Technique to Address Complex and Common Conditions

Using the Bowen Technique to Address Complex and Common Conditions

John Wilks and Isobel Knight

This book shows how the Bowen technique can be used to treat different conditions including lower back pain, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow and carpal tunnel, hayfever, asthma, diabetes (type 2), migraines, stress and tension disorders, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue, as well as in palliative care and performance enhancement in sport and dance. more »

August 2014, Paperback: £35.00/ $60.00
ISBN: 978-1-84819-167-9, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 384pp

Keywords: acupuncture, alternative therapies, anxiety, bodywork, children, complementary medicine, complementary therapies, dance, depression, energy work, health care, massage, movement, nutrition, occupational therapy, pain management, palliative care, Parkinson's disease, trauma

New! Simple Low-Cost Games and Activities for Sensorimotor Learning

Simple Low-Cost Games and Activities for Sensorimotor Learning

A Sourcebook of Ideas for Young Children Including Those with Autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, and Other Learning Differences

Lisa A. Kurtz

This practical sourcebook is full of fun, low-cost games and activities that encourage sensorimotor development in young children, including those with autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, and other learning challenges. Activities are clearly described and the book explains how each activity promotes the development of particular skills. more »

2014, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-977-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: ADHD, autism, bodywork, child development, disability, dyspraxia, messy play, movement, occupational therapy, parenting, play, sensory issues, special education

New! Can I tell you about Cerebral Palsy?

Can I tell you about Cerebral Palsy?

A guide for friends, family and professionals

Marion Stanton
Illustrated by Katie Stanton

Sophie invites readers to learn about cerebral palsy from her perspective, helping them to understand what it is like use a wheelchair and communicate with assistive technology. She talks about different forms of cerebral palsy and explains that living with the condition can sometimes be difficult but there are many ways she can be supported. more »

2014, Paperback: £8.99/ $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-464-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 64pp

Keywords: carers, cerebral palsy, child development, children, communication, disability, education, health care, inclusive classroom, movement, occupational therapy, PSHE, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

New! 101 Tips for Parents of Children with Autism

101 Tips for Parents of Children with Autism

Effective Solutions for Everyday Challenges

Arnold Miller and Theresa Smith

Based on the principles of the Miller Method, this book is a practical, how-to guide filled with quick, effective tips for dealing with issues such as tantrums, inappropriate behaviour, lack of focus and communication, toilet training and developing friendships in children with autism. more »

2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-960-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 224pp

Keywords: augmentative communication, autism, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, communication, families, intellectual disabilities, life skills, movement, occupational therapy, parenting, play, resilience, sensory issues, sensory stimulation, social skills, speech and language pathology, toilet training

New! Chair Yoga

Chair Yoga

Seated Exercises for Health and Wellbeing

Edeltraud Rohnfeld

With voiceover instructions and onscreen demonstrations, this DVD guides the viewer through two 40-minute chair yoga routines, which can be practiced by virtually anyone to stimulate physical and mental wellbeing. This versatile form of yoga is specially designed for those with limited mobility through age, illness, injury or physical disability. more »

2013, DVD: £9.16 + VAT = £10.99/ $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-184-6, 83 minutes

Keywords: adults, bodywork, cerebral palsy, complementary therapies, disability, energy work, health care, massage, movement, occupational therapy, older people, yoga

New! Breathe Well and Live Well with COPD

Breathe Well and Live Well with COPD

A 28-Day Breathing Exercise Plan

Janet Brindley

This is a short, practical and illustrated guide to using a particular set of breathing exercises, the Buteyko Method, which can lessen the effects of breathing difficulties caused by Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). They focus on relaxed, nasal, diaphragmatic breathing and are designed to work alongside conventional medical care. more »

2013, Paperback: £10.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-164-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 96pp

Keywords: adults, alternative therapies, anxiety, bodywork, carers, complementary therapies, counselling, disability, health care, movement, nursing, occupational therapy, older people, pain management, palliative care

Vital Face

Vital Face

Facial Exercises and Massage for Health and Beauty

Leena Kiviluoma

This is a fully-illustrated guide to stretching and massage techniques to relax the facial, neck and shoulder muscles. The exercises address health issues such as teeth clenching and grinding, pain in the face, jaw, head or neck, and can improve the effects of Bell's Palsy. They also help reduce facial lines and leave the skin healthy and glowing. more »

2013, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-166-2, 230 x 186mm, 192pp

Keywords: alternative therapies, bodywork, complementary therapies, health care, massage, migraine, movement, nutrition, occupational therapy, older people, pain management

Music and the Social Model

Music and the Social Model

An Occupational Therapist's Approach to Music with People Labelled as Having Learning Disabilities

Jane Q. Williams

Accessible and inspirational, the unique approaches in this book provide everything you need to know to empower people with learning difficulties to experience and enjoy music. Written from an Occupational Therapy perspective, it offers a host of tips, resources and examples, including downloadable tracks performed and composed by The LA Buskers. more »

2013, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-306-8, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 216pp

Keywords: adults, advocacy, communication, community care, disability, intellectual disabilities, movement, music therapy, occupational therapy, person-centred, psychology, self esteem, social care, social skills, teenagers

The Pocket Occupational Therapist for Families of Children With Special Needs

The Pocket Occupational Therapist for Families of Children With Special Needs

Cara Koscinski

An accessible overview of occupational therapy explaining all the issues an occupational therapist might address with a child with special needs, or in rehabilitation from illness or injury, including core muscle strength, feeding, fine motor skills, sensory sensitivities, transitions and life-skills, and interspersed with simple activities. more »

2012, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-932-9, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, diet, disability, life skills, movement, occupational therapy, parenting, play, sensory issues, special education, transitions

Getting into the Game

Getting into the Game

Sports Programs for Kids with Autism

Veronica Smith and Stephanie Y Patterson

This book will help families, clinicians and coaches support children with autism in taking their first steps into sport and recreation. It details six sports: cycling, ice skating, swimming, soccer, taekwondo and tennis and offers all the advice and support needed to help get kids with autism engaged in fun and positive sport environments. more »

2012, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-249-8, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 256pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, child psychology, children, dyspraxia, education, families, life skills, movement, occupational therapy, parenting, play, social skills, special education, youthwork

How to Give Clients the Skills to Stop Panic Attacks

How to Give Clients the Skills to Stop Panic Attacks

Don't Forget to Breathe

Sandra Scheinbaum

A guide to overcoming panic attacks through lifestyle change and mind-body relaxation, this book promotes breathing techniques as the foundation to controlling anxiety. Including step-by-step exercises and motivational scripts, it is an invaluable resource for mental health professionals that helps provide additional support to clients. more »

2012, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-887-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: anxiety, autism, cognitive behavioural therapy, complementary therapies, counselling, diet, functional medicine, health care, mental health, movement, nutrition, occupational therapy, psychology, psychotherapy, special education, trauma, yoga

Seated Taiji and Qigong

Seated Taiji and Qigong

Guided Therapeutic Exercises to Manage Stress and Balance Mind, Body and Spirit

Cynthia W. Quarta

This illustrated guide covers everything caregivers will need to know about Taiji and Qigong in order to help those with limited mobility experience these relaxing forms of exercise. The specially adapted program targets all the different parts of the body to improve strength and provide contemplative relaxation. more »

2012, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-088-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 204pp

Keywords: adults, bodywork, chi kung, complementary therapies, dance and movement therapy, disability, health care, mental health, meridians, movement, nursing, occupational therapy, older people, qigong, tai chi, taiji jian, taiji quan

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