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The Activity Year Book

The Activity Year Book

A Week by Week Guide for Use in Elderly Day and Residential Care

Anni Bowden and Nancy Lewthwaite

For care staff looking after older people, coming up with ideas for activities to keep their residents engaged and stimulated can be challenging. The Activity Year Book solves this problem, offering week by week themed activities. It has activities relating to every important date in the calendar, encouraging discussion around these events. more »

2009, Paperback: £24.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-963-1, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 256pp

Keywords: adults, dementia, occupational therapy, older people, residential care

Play as Therapy

Play as Therapy

Assessment and Therapeutic Interventions

Edited by Karen Stagnitti and Rodney Cooper

Play as Therapy provides background theory and practical applications of original research on play assessment and interventions used in therapy. The book offers a solid foundation for identifying and assessing play dysfunction, understanding play in different cultural contexts and considerations when intervening with play. more »

2009, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-637-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, children, education, occupational therapy, play therapy, special education

The Carer's Cosmetic Handbook

The Carer's Cosmetic Handbook

Simple Health and Beauty Tips for Older Persons

Sharon Tay

This practical handbook is specifically designed to assist carers in looking after their clients' appearances as well as their health, providing a wealth of information on health and beauty care for older people. Throughout the book, Sharon Tay gives easy to follow instructions on appropriate cosmetic techniques. more »

2009, Paperback: £16.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-973-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: Alzheimer's disease, carers, dementia, emotions, health care, older people, residential care, social care, social policy, social work, supported living

Defying Disability

Defying Disability

The Lives and Legacies of Nine Disabled Leaders

Mary Wilkinson

This book tells the stories of nine disabled leaders who, by force of personality and concrete achievement, have made us think differently about disability. They share a common will to change society so that disabled people get a fair deal. It is based on extensive interviews with the subjects and people who know them. more »

2009, Paperback: £18.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-415-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: child protection, disability, memoirs, social policy, social work

Getting Your Kid on a Gluten-Free Casein-Free Diet

Getting Your Kid on a Gluten-Free Casein-Free Diet

Susan Lord

Written by a dietician and mother of a child who is thriving on a gluten-free casein-free diet, this guide covers everything from how to get your child on the diet, to meal plans, recipes and shopping lists. Lord offers sound nutritional advice on how to implement the diet correctly, without harming your child by omitting major nutrient groups. more »

2009, Paperback: £15.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-909-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, diet

A Guide to Special Education Advocacy

A Guide to Special Education Advocacy

What Parents, Clinicians and Advocates Need to Know

Matthew Cohen

This book gives strategies for advocating for better provision of special education in schools. Cohen's insightful manual gives a practical vision of how a parent or a professional can become an advocate to achieve a more inclusive and rewarding education for the child with a disability. more »

2009, Paperback: £25.00/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-893-1, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 304pp

Keywords: advocacy, children, disability, disability law, families, parenting, special education

Managing Meltdowns

Managing Meltdowns

Using the S.C.A.R.E.D. Calming Technique with Children and Adults with Autism

Deborah Lipsky and Will Richards

Using the acronym S.C.A.R.E.D, this guide offers strategies and techniques that will be valuable to anyone in a first response position. The authors have created a training programme to explain the autistic experience and mindset, and guide the interventions of first responders to autistic individuals in crisis. more »

2009, Paperback: £9.99/ $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-908-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 80pp

Keywords: adults, anger management, challenging behaviour, children, communication, inclusive classroom, mental health, occupational therapy, parenting, special education, speech and language therapy

Meet Your Body

Meet Your Body

CORE Bodywork and Rolfing Tools to Release Bodymindcore Trauma

Noah Karrasch
Illustrated by Lovella Lindsey Norrell

Many of us hold on to old fears and stresses and allow them to frame our lives. This book shows how to relieve these problems and help you look and feel better on a profound level. Based on the idea that the body is composed of twenty-one main hinges, Meet Your Body shows how we can 'oil' and free these hinges, so we can feel healthy and happy. more »

2009, Paperback: £12.99/ $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-016-0, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 184pp

Keyword: bodywork

Transforming Tales

Transforming Tales

How Stories Can Change People

Rob Parkinson

This book reveals the true impact of stories on our lives and how stories can create feelings of hope, take away psychological distress and even stimulate the immune system. It contains over 90 short stories, and allows readers to understand the patterns storytellers use to captivate attention and how truths are often encapsulated in stories. more »

2009, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-974-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 336pp

Keywords: counselling, creative writing as therapy, psychology, psychotherapy, storymaking

Appreciating Asperger Syndrome

Appreciating Asperger Syndrome

Looking at the Upside - with 300 Positive Points

Brenda Boyd

Brenda Boyd shows that for every characteristic of AS that can be looked at negatively, there are several positive aspects that can be drawn on and developed. Discussing AS in general terms, she talks through the reasons why people with AS approach life in the way they do, and what an enormous contribution they make to the world. more »

2009, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-625-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, children, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, parenting, sensory issues, social skills, special education, speech and language therapy

Autism and Diet

Autism and Diet

What You Need to Know

Rosemary Kessick

Written by an autism expert who has witnessed in her own child the improvement that can be made through dietary intervention, this book offers a guide to the science behind the considerations; strategies for implementing a safe diet; a handy list of ingredients to be avoided; as well as a concise bank of essential resources and contacts. more »

2009, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-983-9, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 96pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, children, constipation, diet, families, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, parenting, reference, special education

Autism and Gastrointestinal Complaints

Autism and Gastrointestinal Complaints

What You Need to Know

Rosemary Kessick

This book summarises the symptoms often experienced and offers an explanation of the underlying medical condition, together with suggestions as to how to help reduce the child's suffering. The findings of the latest research are presented in an understandable way, with a glossary explaining some of the terms often used by medics in plain language. more »

2009, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-984-6, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 80pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, children, inclusive classroom, parenting, reference, special education

Bible Stories in Cockney Rhyming Slang

Bible Stories in Cockney Rhyming Slang

Keith Park

This innovative collection of Bible stories, written in cockney rhyming slang, is a fresh and fun approach to learning about the Bible. From Adam and Eve to the Resurrection, the book presents well-known stories in an original and accessible way for everybody to enjoy. more »

2009, Paperback: £6.99/ $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-933-4, 210mm x 210mm / 8.25in x 8.25in, 32pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, bible stories, dramatherapy, practical theology, psychodrama, special education, speech and language therapy, theology

Connecting through Music with People with Dementia

Connecting through Music with People with Dementia

A Guide for Caregivers

Robin Rio

This user-friendly book demonstrates how even simple sounds and movements can engage people with dementia, promoting relaxation and enjoyment. All that's needed to succeed is a love of music, and a desire to gain greater communication and interaction. The book provides practical advice on using music and includes a songbook of popular song choices. more »

2009, Paperback: £14.99/ $23.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-905-1, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp

Keywords: counselling, dementia, music therapy, older people, palliative care, psychiatry, social work

Life Story Books for Adopted Children

Life Story Books for Adopted Children

A Family Friendly Approach

Joy Rees
Illustrated by Jamie Goldberg

This concise book shows a new family-friendly way to compile a Life Story Book that promotes a sense of permanency for the child, and encourages attachments within the adoptive family. Joy Rees' improved model works chronologically backwards rather than forwards, aiming to reinforce the child's sense of security within the adoptive family. more »

2009, Paperback: £14.99/ $23.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-953-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 96pp

Keywords: adoption, child protection, children, children's rights, creative therapies, emotions, families, fostering, safeguarding children, social stories, social work

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