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The Foster Parenting Manual

The Foster Parenting Manual

A Practical Guide to Creating a Loving, Safe and Stable Home

Dr John DeGarmo

The Foster Parenting Manual is a comprehensive guide offering proven, friendly advice for novice and experienced parents alike. Distilling many years' experience into one book, this book describes what you can expect from foster parenting, how to access help and support and how to ensure the best care for your child. more »

2013, Paperback: £10.99/ $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-956-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp
Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome

Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome

A User Guide to Adolescence

Luke Jackson

Drawing from his own experiences and gaining information from his teenage brother and sisters, Luke Jackson wrote this enlightening, honest and witty book in an attempt to address difficult topics such as bullying, friendships, when and how to tell others about AS, school problems, dating and relationships, and morality. more »

2002, Paperback: £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-098-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp
A Friend's and Relative's Guide to Supporting the Family with Autism

A Friend's and Relative's Guide to Supporting the Family with Autism

How Can I Help?

Ann Palmer

This book explains the nature of autism and the likely challenges a family will face when their child is diagnosed. It is full of advice on how extended family members and friends can provide the necessary help, including practical ways they can make the family's daily life easier and help to establish a reliable support system for the child. more »

2012, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-877-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp
From Anxiety to Meltdown

From Anxiety to Meltdown

How Individuals on the Autism Spectrum Deal with Anxiety, Experience Meltdowns, Manifest Tantrums, and How You Can Intervene Effectively

Deborah Lipsky

Drawing on her own experience and using examples to explain how autistic people think, the author distinguishes between meltdowns and tantrums, showing how each begins, and most importantly, how to identify triggers and prevent outbursts from happening in the first place. Practical and simple solutions to avoiding anxiety are offered throughout. more »

2011, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-843-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp
From Like to Love for Young People with Asperger's Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder)

From Like to Love for Young People with Asperger's Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder)

Learning How to Express and Enjoy Affection with Family and Friends

Tony Attwood and Michelle Garnett

Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) often find it difficult to express like or love for someone. This book, by the leading experts, addresses this issue in practical terms, providing carefully created activities in which parents can help a child with ASD to develop their ability to understand affection and to express it appropriately. more »

2013, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-436-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp
Fun with Messy Play

Fun with Messy Play

Ideas and Activities for Children with Special Needs

Tracey Beckerleg

This activity book heightens the sensory perception of children with special needs through the imaginative use of everyday 'messy' materials like baked beans, condensed milk, jelly or glue. The activities in this book help to improve co-ordination, communicative and cognitive abilities, as well as their self-esteem and social skills. more »

2008, Paperback: £12.99/ $20.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-641-8, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 160pp
Gardening for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Special Educational Needs

Gardening for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Special Educational Needs

Engaging with Nature to Combat Anxiety, Promote Sensory Integration and Build Social Skills

Natasha Etherington

Natasha Etherington offers a simple gardening program that empowers teachers and parents with little gardening know-how to get outside and use nature to help children with autism and special needs to play, learn and socialize. She provides inspiring gardening activities and explores the therapeutic potential of nature using a mindfulness approach. more »

2012, Paperback: £13.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-278-8, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 160pp
Genius!

Genius!

Nurturing the Spirit of the Wild, Odd, and Oppositional Child – Revised Edition

George T. Lynn
With Joanne Barrie Lynn

Drawing on their experiences with their son, who has TS, the authors offer strategies for creating an affirmative social and emotional environment that unlocks the potential genius in 'neurologically eccentric' children. They discuss identifying the signs of giftedness, providing care and mentoring, and using medication with due consideration. more »

2005, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-820-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp
Get out, Explore, and Have Fun!

Get out, Explore, and Have Fun!

How Families of Children with Autism or Asperger Syndrome Can Get the Most out of Community Activities

Lisa Jo Rudy

Many families with a child with autism or Asperger Syndrome feel that involvement in the community is not for them. This book sets out to change that, with a rich and varied menu of suggestions for how such families can take full part in community life and support the strengths and interests of their child at the same time. more »

2010, Paperback: £16.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-809-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp
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
Getting Services for Your Child on the Autism Spectrum

Getting Services for Your Child on the Autism Spectrum

DeAnn Hyatt-Foley and Matthew G. Foley

This book tells the story of two parents of a child diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS). The book describes their experiences in obtaining educational services and information about the disability community, what they learned from those experiences and what other parents can do to help their own child. more »

2002, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-991-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp
Gifted Children

Gifted Children

A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Edited by Kate Distin

Gifted Children is a lively and informative exploration of the mystery of the gifted mind and the social and emotional needs of gifted children and their families. The authors give an insight into what is 'normal' for gifted children, acknowledge the difficulties they experience, and offer pointers for parents on how to support them. more »

2006, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-439-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp
Girls Growing Up on the Autism Spectrum

Girls Growing Up on the Autism Spectrum

What Parents and Professionals Should Know About the Pre-Teen and Teenage Years

Shana Nichols
With Gina Marie Moravcik and Samara Pulver Tetenbaum

This book covers the concerns faced by girls with ASDs and their parents, from periods and puberty to friendships and "fitting in". Looking at these issues within the context of specific areas of difficulty for girls with ASDs, the authors provide families with the knowledge and advice they need to help the whole family through the teenage years. more »

2009, Paperback: £15.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-855-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 352pp
Grandad's Ashes

Grandad's Ashes

Walter Smith

Told with gentle humour and including beautiful full-colour illustrations, this is a charming story for children and an ideal resource for parents or counsellors to read with a child as a way of broaching issues surrounding loss or bereavement. more »

2007, Hardback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-517-6, 210mm x 210mm / 8.25in x 8.25in, 32pp
New! Grandma's Box of Memories

Grandma's Box of Memories

Helping Grandma to Remember

Jean Demetris
Illustrated by Alex Demetris

Following Alice and her family as they put together a box of memories for their Grandma who has dementia, this beautifully-illustrated story book helps to explain dementia to children aged 4 to 7 years in a gentle and engaging way, and prompts discussions about what children can do to help their own grandparent living with dementia. more »

2014, Hardback: £10.99/ $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-517-8, Square (210), 32pp

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