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Coming soon! The Autism Discussion Page on the core challenges of autism

The Autism Discussion Page on the core challenges of autism

A toolbox for helping children with autism feel safe, accepted, and competent

Bill Nason

This book compiles posts from the popular online Autism Discussion Page to provide simple and effective strategies for helping children with autism spectrum disorders to feel safe, accepted and competent. This volume focuses on the core challenges faced by those with autism: cognitive, sensory, social and emotional. more »

September 2014, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-994-7, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 320pp

Keywords: autism, autism spectrum disorders, child development, child psychology, communication, emotions, play, reference, relationships, self esteem, sensory issues, sensory stimulation, social skills

Coming soon! LEGO®-Based Therapy

LEGO®-Based Therapy

How to build social competence through LEGO®-based clubs for children with autism and related conditions

Daniel B. LeGoff, Gina Gómez de la Cuesta, GW Krauss and Simon Baron-Cohen

A comprehensive guide to setting up LEGO Therapy groups to promote social skills in children with autism spectrum disorders and related conditions through group LEGO building. It fully explains the approach and gives advice on strategies for successfully seeing children through from 'LEGO Helper' to 'LEGO Genius'. more »

June 2014, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-537-6, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, autism spectrum disorders, child development, child psychology, children, educational psychology, life skills, occupational therapy, play, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy, teenagers

Coming soon! Play Therapy in the Outdoors

Play Therapy in the Outdoors

Taking Play Therapy out of the Playroom and into Natural Environments

Alison Chown

A therapist's guide to the theory and practice of incorporating the outdoors and natural world into play therapy. The frameworks for practice are grounded in research and include adaptations for children with profound and multiple learning difficulties, complex social, emotional and behavioural problems, and parent child attachment work. more »

June 2014, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-408-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: attachment, child development, child psychology, children, creative therapies, dramatherapy, educational psychology, expressive therapies, messy play, pastoral care, play, play therapy

Coming soon! Engaging Mirror Neurons to Inspire Connection and Social Emotional Development in Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum

Engaging Mirror Neurons to Inspire Connection and Social Emotional Development in Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum

Theory into Practice through Drama Therapy

Lee R. Chasen

This innovative drama therapy program develops social skills in children and teens on the autism spectrum. Drawing on research into the mirror neuron system, it details 30 sessions involving creative tools such as guided play, sociometry, puppetry, role-play, video modeling and improvisation. more »

May 2014, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-990-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, child psychology, children, communication, dramatherapy, expressive therapies, high functioning autism, play, relationships, social skills, teenagers, theatre

Coming soon! The Asperkid's Game Plan

The Asperkid's Game Plan

Extraordinary Minds, Purposeful Play... Ordinary Stuff

Jennifer Cook O'Toole

The Asperkid's Game Plan teaches how to use purposeful structured play to engage the bright minds of Asperkids, building on strengths that they already have and developing core skills that they often struggle with, such as fine motor and social skills. Full of practical and fun learning games that can be used in the home or classroom. more »

April 2014, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-959-6, 210mm x 210mm / 8.25in x 8.25in, 248pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, creativity, education, high functioning autism, homeschooling, messy play, parenting, play, sensory issues, sensory stimulation, social skills, special education

Coming soon! 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 »

April 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! How to Get Kids Offline, Outdoors, and Connecting with Nature

How to Get Kids Offline, Outdoors, and Connecting with Nature

200+ Creative activities to encourage self-esteem, mindfulness, and wellbeing

Bonnie Thomas

Enjoying natural surroundings is an effective way to boost creativity, play and wellbeing in children aged 4-13. Full of ideas, activities and exercises, this book provides imaginative ways to inspire young people to cut down their screen time and reboot their connection with nature. more »

2014, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-968-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: child development, child psychology, children, counselling, creative therapies, creativity, mindfulness, occupational therapy, pastoral care, play, PSHE, resilience, self esteem, social work, youthwork

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! Ladybird's Remarkable Relaxation

Ladybird's Remarkable Relaxation

How children (and frogs, dogs, flamingos and dragons) can use yoga relaxation to help deal with stress, grief, bullying and lack of confidence

Michael Chissick
Illustrated by Sarah Peacock

Frog, Dog, Flamingo and Dragon are all very upset. Ladybird listens to their worries and comes up with a plan that will help them all – let's learn Ladybird's Remarkable Relaxation! This engaging picture book teaches an effective yoga relaxation technique that children can use anywhere and anytime to cope with anxiety, stress, grief, or bullying. more »

2013, Hardback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-146-4, 216mm x 279.4mm / 8.5in x 11in, 48pp

Keywords: anxiety, bereavement, bullying, child psychology, children, counselling, education, emotions, grief, mental health, movement, pastoral care, play, resilience, self esteem, special education, yoga

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

The Healing Forest in Post-Crisis Work with Children

The Healing Forest in Post-Crisis Work with Children

A Nature Therapy and Expressive Arts Program for Groups

Dr Ronen Berger and Mooli Lahad
Illustrated by Igor Kovyar

For the first time in the English language, this book presents the theory behind Nature Therapy as well as guidelines for using it with children who have experienced stress or trauma. A 12-session programme to strengthen coping and resilience is described. A colour storybook for use within the programme is also included. more »

2013, Paperback: £19.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-405-8, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 152pp

Keywords: attachment, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, counselling, creativity, dramatherapy, educational psychology, expressive therapies, grief, interdisciplinary arts therapies, mainstream education, mental health, pastoral care, play, play therapy, resilience, storymaking, trauma

Soul and Spirit in Dance Movement Psychotherapy

Soul and Spirit in Dance Movement Psychotherapy

A Transpersonal Approach

Jill Hayes

This unique book provides a clear rationale for transpersonal work in Dance Movement Psychotherapy (DMP). Full of case studies, it provides clear frameworks for applying transpersonal theories to DMP, proving how the promotion of a fluid relationship between imagination and movement can bring the mover back into contact with the soul and spirit. more »

2013, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-308-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: creativity, dance, dance and movement therapy, dramatherapy, energy work, expressive therapies, mental health, movement, play, psychodrama, psychology, psychotherapy, spirituality, storymaking, trauma

Dramatherapy with Myth and Fairytale

Dramatherapy with Myth and Fairytale

The Golden Stories of Sesame

Jenny Pearson, Mary Smail and Pat Watts
Illustrated by Camilla Jessel

This treasure trove of 56 timeless Sesame stories can be adapted and applied to the needs of a broad range of different client groups and the style of individual therapists. Complete with introductory exercises, warm-ups and scene setting suggestions, it will be an invaluable source of inspiration for therapists and students. more »

2013, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-030-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: creativity, dance, dance and movement therapy, dramatherapy, expressive therapies, folklore and myth, movement, play, psychology, psychotherapy, spirituality, storymaking

The Asperkid's Launch Pad

The Asperkid's Launch Pad

Home Design to Empower Everyday Superheroes

Jennifer Cook O'Toole

This unique visually-led guide helps parents to prepare a home environment that supports the development of children with Asperger syndrome. Jennifer O'Toole gives readers a walk-through tour of the home, showing, room by room, how physical surroundings affect Asperkids and highlighting the learning opportunities in every space and object. more »

2013, Hardback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-931-2, 210mm x 210mm / 8.25in x 8.25in, 168pp

Keywords: adolescence, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, carers, child development, children, communication, creativity, families, high functioning autism, homeschooling, housing, life skills, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy, parenting, play, self esteem, sensory issues, sleep

Group Filial Therapy

Group Filial Therapy

The Complete Guide to Teaching Parents to Play Therapeutically with their Children

Louise Guerney and Virginia Ryan

In Group Filial Therapy (GFT), therapists train parents to conduct play sessions with their children. This book provides an accessible guide to the theory and practice of GFT, and for the first time offers step-by-step guidelines for implementing the GFT program developed by Dr Guerney, the co-creator of Filial Therapy. more »

2013, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-911-2, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 448pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, challenging behaviour, child psychology, children, counselling, creative therapies, expressive therapies, families, mental health, parenting, pastoral care, person-centred, play, play therapy, relationships, social work, supervision, trauma

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