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No Fighting, No Biting, No Screaming

No Fighting, No Biting, No Screaming

How to Make Behaving Positively Possible for People with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities

Bo Hejlskov Elvén

Fighting, biting, screaming and behaviours that challenge the people dealing with them are often triggered by unsuitable surroundings or unrealistic demands. In this new approach, Bo Hejlskov ElvĂ©n shows how identifying and adapting these problem areas can dramatically improve behaviour in people with autism and other developmental disabilities. more »

2010, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-126-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: ADHD, anger management, Asperger syndrome, autism, carers, challenging behaviour, child psychology, Down's syndrome, families, intellectual disabilities, mental health, nonverbal learning disabilities, obsessive compulsive disorder, occupational therapy, parenting, pervasive developmental disorder, psychology, sensory issues, social care, social work

Ready, Set, Potty!

Ready, Set, Potty!

Toilet Training for Children with Autism and Other Developmental Disorders

Brenda Batts

Full of ideas on how to adapt toilet training to suit your child, this book outlines methods that have helped even the most despairing of parents and caregivers. Examples of success stories range from two-year-olds to adults aged 20, and show that no matter how difficult it may seem, a little creativity and adaptation can get anyone toilet trained. more »

2010, Paperback: £12.99/ $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-833-9, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp

Keywords: autism, constipation, families, parenting, personal hygiene

Child Development for Child Care and Protection Workers

Child Development for Child Care and Protection Workers

2nd edition

Brigid Daniel, Sally Wassell and Robbie Gilligan

This is a classic text for students and practitioners in the child care and protection field which summarises important current thinking on child development and applies it directly to practice. The book covers key issues such as resilience and vulnerability and the impact of protective or adverse environments. more »

2010, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-068-5, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 288pp

Keywords: addiction, adolescence, adoption, attachment, bereavement, carers, challenging behaviour, child development, child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, children's rights, counselling, disability, divorce, domestic abuse, drugs, early intervention, Early Years Foundation Stage, families, fostering, grief, joint working, looked after children, mental health, mental illness, nursing, parenting, psychology, race, relationships, resilience, risk assessment, safeguarding children, self esteem, self harm, sexuality, social care, social work, teenagers, transitions, trauma, violence, youthwork

Child Well-Being

Child Well-Being

Understanding Children's Lives

Edited by Colette McAuley and Wendy Rose

This book brings together contributions from international experts in order to define child well-being and to further understand how it can improve children's lives. This edited collection is essential reading for all those involved in understanding children's lives and who have responsibility for improving them. more »

2010, Paperback: £24.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-925-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: adolescence, advocacy, attachment, child development, child protection, child psychology, children, children's rights, early intervention, education, families, health care, housing, joint working, law, mental health, parenting, resilience, risk assessment, safeguarding children, social care, social policy, social work, social work law, teenagers, youthwork

Guerrilla Mum

Guerrilla Mum

Surviving the Special Educational Needs Jungle

Ellen Power

This book offers guidance on what the law entitles your child to, and how you can fight effectively for the education they need. Based on her own experience of bringing up two sons with special educational needs, Ellen Power describes how she worked to get the right education for her children. more »

2010, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-999-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, advocacy, Asperger syndrome, autism, bullying, children, children's rights, developmental coordination disorder, disability, disability law, dyslexia, early intervention, education, families, health care, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, intellectual disabilities, joint working, nonverbal learning disabilities, parenting, school phobia, special education, speech and language therapy

A Practical Guide to Fostering Law

A Practical Guide to Fostering Law

Fostering Regulations, Child Care Law and the Youth Justice System

Lynn Davis

This book is an accessible, jargon-free guide to the key elements of the law that concern foster carers and the professionals who work with them. It aims to help foster carers understand where they fit into the complex web of regulations surrounding childcare and to demystify the jargon and terminology which is often used but rarely explained. more »

2010, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-092-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: advocacy, carers, child protection, children, children's rights, families, fostering, law, looked after children, offenders, parenting, probation, safeguarding children, social care, social policy, social work, social work law

Adopting after Infertility

Adopting after Infertility

Messages from Practice, Research and Personal Experience

Edited by Marilyn Crawshaw and Rachel Balen

Adopting after Infertility is an informative interdisciplinary book that addresses the issues that professionals and adopters themselves face when going through the adoption process and the impact of infertility on their experiences. The book includes chapters on the effects of infertility, why people choose adoption and the assessment process. more »

2010, Paperback: £22.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-028-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: adoption, assisted conception, bereavement, counselling, families, fostering, health care, infertility, mental health, mental illness, nursing, parenting, psychology, psychotherapy, relationships, resilience, social care, social work, trauma

Divorce and the Special Needs Child

Divorce and the Special Needs Child

A Guide for Parents

Margaret "Pegi" Price

This book takes a comprehensive look at every aspect of the legal divorce process, and addresses the legal issues that divorcing parents of children with special needs face. It guides parents through the initial hurdles of choosing the right lawyer for their case, and explains exactly how to work with them to achieve the best possible outcome. more »

2010, Paperback: £19.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-825-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: children, divorce, law, parenting

Life at the Edge and Beyond

Life at the Edge and Beyond

Living with ADHD and Asperger Syndrome

Jan Greenman

In this account of bringing up her son, Luke, Greenman challenges common perceptions of a 'life with labels', and recalls her family's 18 year journey to the edge and back. Writing about the medical issues of Luke's early years, Jan recalls how his diagnoses came about, and how life at The Edge, their aptly named family home, changed as a result. more »

2010, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-106-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, high functioning autism, memoirs, parenting

Step by Step Help for Children with ADHD

Step by Step Help for Children with ADHD

A Self-Help Manual for Parents

Cathy Laver-Bradbury, Margaret Thompson, Anne Weeks, David Daley and Edmund J. S. Sonuga-Barke

This simple, flexible six-step programme is full of tried-and-tested ideas for parents and professionals supporting families of young children with ADHD. The programme includes games that will help improve the child's attention, exercises to develop patience and tips for supporting the child in successful self-organization. more »

2010, Paperback: £11.99/ $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-070-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, children, Early Years Foundation Stage, families, parenting

Understanding Dyspraxia

Understanding Dyspraxia

A Guide for Parents and Teachers

Maureen Boon

This fully-updated second edition has been revised to reflect current practice and developments, providing clear and positive answers to questions commonly asked by parents and teachers about dyspraxia. Maureen Boon identifies the characteristics of dyspraxia, explaining assessment procedures and identifying what can be done to help. more »

2010, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-069-2, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 144pp

Keywords: dyspraxia, parenting

Aspergirls

Aspergirls

Empowering Females with Asperger Syndrome

Rudy Simone

Rudy Simone guides you through every aspect of both personal and professional life, from early recollections of blame, guilt, and savant skills, to friendships, romance and marriage. Employment, career, rituals and routines are also covered. Simone rejects negative views of Aspergirls and empowering them to lead happy and fulfilled lives. more »

2010, Paperback: £12.99/ $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-826-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, communication, emotions, high functioning autism, parenting, relationships, sexuality, social skills, teenagers

Family Experiences of Bipolar Disorder

Family Experiences of Bipolar Disorder

The Ups, The Downs and the Bits In Between

Cara Aiken

Bipolar disorder(BP) can be a devastating illness, seriously affecting not only the person with bipolar but also family and friends. While most people are familiar with the terms 'manic depressive' and 'BP', there remains a lack of real understanding about the illness and many sufferers and their families can feel helpless, alone and misunderstood. more »

2010, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-935-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: adolescence, adults, anxiety, autobiography, bipolar disorder, child development, children, counselling, depression, divorce, emotions, employment, families, health care, memoirs, mental health, mental illness, nursing, parenting, psychiatry, psychology, psychosis, relationships, social care, social work, teenagers, trauma

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

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, complementary therapies, creativity, dance and movement therapy, families, high functioning autism, homeschooling, parenting, pastoral care, play, special education, teenagers, transitions, youthwork

Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying

Activities to Help Children and Teens to Stay Safe in a Texting, Twittering, Social Networking World

Vanessa Rogers

Children and teenagers text, network and twitter online as second nature, but when technology is used to threaten or intimidate someone, they can turn into a source of fear. This book is packed with advice, games and activities for people to help young people understand what cyberbullying is, how they should behave online and how to stay safe. more »

2010, Paperback: £9.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-105-7, 210mm x 148mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp

Keywords: adolescence, bullying, challenging behaviour, children, communication, counselling, education, emotions, families, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, mainstream education, parenting, pastoral care, PSHE, relationships, safeguarding children, SEAL, self esteem, social skills, social work, teenagers, trauma, violence, youthwork

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