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Making Sense of Child and Family Assessment

Making Sense of Child and Family Assessment

How to Interpret Children's Needs

Duncan Helm

The application of assessment frameworks hinges on human qualities and skills which are naturally prone to bias and inconsistency. This book aims to support workers in analysing and making sense of the information gathered, and increase accuracy and empathy in assessing the needs and risks for vulnerable children and young people. more »

2010, Paperback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-923-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp
Making Sense of Children's Thinking and Behavior

Making Sense of Children's Thinking and Behavior

A Step-by-Step Tool for Understanding Children with NLD, Asperger's, HFA, PDD-NOS, and other Neurological Differences

Leslie Holzhauser-Peters and Leslie True

This book offers a tool for understanding children with neurological differences. Often, the child's actions are misunderstood and, consequently, they are unfairly punished. The authors' Systematic Tool for Analyzing Thinking (STAT) provides a step-by-step method for understanding a child's behavior by revealing the thought processes behind it. more »

2008, Paperback: £16.99/ $23.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-888-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 192pp
Making Sense of Near-Death Experiences

Making Sense of Near-Death Experiences

A Handbook for Clinicians

Edited by Mahendra Perera, Karuppiah Jagadheesan and Anthony Peake

This accessible guide to near-death experience (NDE) provides an overview of the nature of the phenomenon and the theory and evidence underlying it. With contributions from eminent experts, it provides any professional who may come into contact with someone who has experienced an NDE with the knowledge they need to understand and help. more »

2011, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-149-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp
Making Sense of Sex

Making Sense of Sex

A Forthright Guide to Puberty, Sex and Relationships for People with Asperger's Syndrome

Sarah Attwood
Illustrated by Jonathon Powell

This book is ideal for those who need clear, detailed explanations and direct answers to the many questions raised by puberty and sexual maturity. Making Sense of Sex is a thorough guide written in unambiguous language with helpful diagrams, explanations and practical advice for young people approaching puberty and beyond. more »

2008, Paperback: £12.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-374-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp
Making Sense of Social Situations

Making Sense of Social Situations

How to Run a Group-Based Intervention Program for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Albert J. Cotugno

Dr. Cotugno employs theories of group therapy and cognitive-development and integrates them with skill-based instructional approaches to develop the comprehensive Social Competence Enhancement Program (SCEP).This peer-based, group-focused program is explained in detail, including a step-by-step guide to its implementation. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-848-3, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 368pp
Making Sense of Spirituality in Nursing and Health Care Practice

Making Sense of Spirituality in Nursing and Health Care Practice

An Interactive Approach
2nd edition

Wilfred McSherry

This new edition of an established introductory guide to spirituality and health care practice draws extensively on case studies illustrating the application of theory to practice. It encourages the exploration, through reflective activities, of what spirituality means, both to patients and to the healthcare professionals caring for them. more »

2006, Paperback: £16.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-365-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 216pp
Making Sense of the Unfeasible

Making Sense of the Unfeasible

My Life Journey with Asperger Syndrome

Marc Fleisher

Before he received his diagnosis of AS, Marc Fleisher was considered mentally retarded; yet he went on to gain two maths degrees and to undertake post-graduate studies in maths. In this engaging story he relates how, supported by his family and by services for people with autism, he learnt to get the most out of life. more »

2003, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-165-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp
Making the Move

Making the Move

A Guide for Schools and Parents on the Transfer of Pupils with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) from Primary to Secondary School

K.I. Al-Ghani and Lynda Kenward
Illustrated by Haitham Al-Ghani

This book provides guidance for schools and parents on how to make the transfer from primary to secondary as easy as possible for children with ASDs. It advocates the need for scrupulous preparation of transfer arrangements because children with ASDs struggle to predict the outcome of any new situation. more »

2009, Paperback: £19.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-934-1, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 96pp
Male Victims of Elder Abuse

Male Victims of Elder Abuse

Their Experiences and Needs

Jacki Pritchard

Older men may, like older women, be victims of abuse - yet there has been little in either research or service provision to reflect this. Drawing on in-depth interviews with twelve older men who have experienced abuse, Jacki Pritchard presents much-needed practical guidance for care professionals, managers and policy makers working with this group. more »

2001, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-999-8, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 112pp
Malpas the Dragon

Malpas the Dragon

Ann Cattanach
Illustrated by Michael Renouf

This beautifully illustrated children's book is about loss and survival. It will be enjoyed by children and adults alike, and is ideal for parents and professionals to read with children who find it hard to love and be loved. more »

2007, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-572-5, 230mm x 190mm / 9in x 7.5in, 28pp
The Man who Lost his Language

The Man who Lost his Language

A Case of Aphasia: Revised Edition

Sheila Hale

When Sir John Hale suffered a stroke that left him unable to walk, write or speak, his wife, Shelia, followed every available medical trail seeking knowledge of his condition and how he might be restored to health. This book is a unique exploration of aphasia - losing the ability to use or comprehend words - as well as of the resilience of love. more »

2007, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-564-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Managing Child Sexual Abuse Cases

Brian Corby

Social workers involved in child sexual abuse work have key powers and duties in civil law to protect children. Written for professionals, this book examines the complex nature of such cases, and explores the problems encountered by local authority social workers who are required to intervene in families to protect children. more »

1998, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-593-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp
Managing Children's Homes

Managing Children's Homes

Developing Effective Leadership in Small Organisations

Leslie Hicks, Ian Gibbs, Helen Weatherly and Sarah Byford

This book focuses on leadership, effective management, the allocation of resources, and ensuring positive outcomes for young people in residential care. The book develops an interdisciplinary understanding of what needs to be taken into account when establishing and maintaining good practice on behalf of young people living in children's homes. more »

2007, Paperback: £25.00/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-542-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp
Managing Depression with Qigong

Managing Depression with Qigong

Frances Gaik

The author shows how the practical application of Qigong can radically improve health and wellbeing, and provides a treatment plan, including Qigong exercises. Encouraging the reader to identify their problems and take action, Dr. Frances Gaik gives practical advice that will help anyone with depression to improve their mental health. more »

2009, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-018-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp
Managing Family Meltdown

Managing Family Meltdown

The Low Arousal Approach and Autism

Linda Woodcock and Andrea Page

This book offers strategies to resolve common challenging behaviours using a low arousal approach – a non-aversive approach based on avoiding confrontation and reducing stress. It explains challenging behaviours, and offers guidance on how families can manage different types of challenging behaviour, such as physical aggression and self-injury. more »

2009, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-009-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

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