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Dimensions of Evaluation in Higher Education

Report of the IHME Study Group on Evaluationin Higher Education

Urban Dahll"ff, John Harris, Michael Shattock and Andr‚ Staropoli

This book addresses primary issues in evaluation in an international, a national and a long term perspective. The essays demonstrate that arguments about the nature and techniques of evaluation must entail far broader considerations than those often promoted by policy makers. more »

1991, Hardback: £35.00/ $65.00
ISBN: 978-1-85302-526-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: education, higher education policy, social policy

Direct Work with Vulnerable Children

Direct Work with Vulnerable Children

Playful Activities and Strategies for Communication

Audrey Tait and Helen Wosu

The ability to build a trusting relationship is essential when working with vulnerable children. Through the use of numerous engaging games and activities developed over 20 years of working with abused and neglected children, this book shows how these lines of communication can be opened up through effective engagement with the child's world. more »

2012, Paperback: £16.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-319-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adoption, child protection, child psychology, counselling, fostering, looked after children, residential care, safeguarding children, social care, social work, trauma

Disability and Child Sexual Abuse

Disability and Child Sexual Abuse

Lessons from Survivors' Narratives for Effective Protection, Prevention and Treatment

Martina Higgins and John Swain

Disability and Child Sexual Abuse examines the ways in which society marginalises, institutionalises and places disabled children in situations of unacceptable risk, and  how - as evidenced in the survivors' narratives - patterns of service delivery can contribute to the problem. more »

2009, Paperback: £22.99/ $38.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-563-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: child protection, children, counselling, disability law, families, sexual abuse, social policy, social work

Disability and Impairment

Disability and Impairment

Working with Children and Families

Peter Burke

Burke demonstrates the normality of disability - that children are children whatever their label - and the need for a sensitive professional understanding of the impact of both physical and learning disabilities on family members, in order to improve their quality of life. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $35.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-396-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 168pp

Keywords: disability, social work

Disability Politics and Community Care

Mark Priestley

Disability Politics and Community Care encourages health and welfare professionals and policy makers to start working much more closely with disabled people themselves. He presents practical suggestions for the changes necessary for the proposed reorganisation of service provision which will re-define direct work with disabled people. more »

1998, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-652-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: community care, disability

Disability Voice

Towards an Enabling Education

Mal Leicester

The book encourages equal opportunities for disabled people by promoting the practice of enabling education, a 'disability-aware' education that caters for everyone's educational needs. Interviews with disabled people are also included, giving their own recommendations for educators and policy makers. more »

1998, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-355-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 128pp

Keyword: disability

Disabled Children and the Law

Disabled Children and the Law

Research and Good Practice
2nd edition

Janet Read, Luke Clements and David Ruebain

Now in its completely updated second edition, this accessible guide provides essential information about how the law can be used to promote good practice and policy development for disabled children and young people. The authors take an anti-discriminatory and inclusive approach that involves parents and children in decision-making and advocacy. more »

2006, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-280-9, Royal, 320pp

Keywords: children, disability, disability law, social work, social work law

Disabled Church - Disabled Society

Disabled Church - Disabled Society

The Implications of Autism for Philosophy, Theology and Politics

John Gillibrand

In this moving and intelligent book John Gillibrand, an Anglican priest, draws on his experience of caring for his non-verbal son, Adam, who has autism and is now a teenager. He reflects on how the experience has changed not just his life, but also his whole way of thinking about theology, politics and philosophy. more »

2010, Paperback: £22.50/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-968-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: advocacy, autism, disability, disability law, families, intellectual disabilities, practical theology, psychology, social care, social policy, spirituality, supported living, theology

Disabled Women and Domestic Violence

Disabled Women and Domestic Violence

Responding to the Experiences of Survivors

Ravi K Thiara, Gill Hague, Ruth Bashall, Brenda Ellis and Audrey Mullender

This book uncovers the experiences of disabled women who have suffered domestic violence, drawing on the first UK national study conducted in this area. It discusses the nature of violence perpetrated against disabled women and the range of its impacts, and outlines how services can be developed and improved, pointing to examples of good practice. more »

2011, Paperback: £22.99/ $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-008-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: adult protection, community care, disability, domestic abuse, families, mental health, relationships, sexual abuse, social care, social policy, social work, violence

New! The Disappointment Dragon

The Disappointment Dragon

Learning to cope with disappointment (for all children and dragon tamers, including those with Asperger Syndrome)

K.I. Al-Ghani
Illustrated by Haitham Al-Ghani

This illustrated book brings to life the issue of dealing with disappointment through the endearing characters of the Disappointment Dragon and the Dragon of Hope who help children learn about the best ways to manage life's difficult times. There is an introduction for parents and carers, and a list of management techniques at the end of the book. more »

2013, Hardback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-432-4, 216mm x 279.4mm / 8.5in x 11in, 64pp

Keywords: anger management, Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, child psychology, children, counselling, education, emotions, high functioning autism, pastoral care, PSHE, social stories, special education

Discovering My Autism

Discovering My Autism

Apologia Pro Vita Sua (With Apologies to Cardinal Newman)

Edgar Schneider

Edgar Schneider is believed to be a high-functioning autistic with attention deficit disorder. In this book he reflects on his experiences and memories of his childhood and teenage years as a clever and artistic loner. He explains how in order to experience 'emotions' such as grief, sympathy or desire, he must intellectualise or aestheticise them. more »

1999, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-724-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: autism, memoirs

Discovering the Self through Drama and Movement

Discovering the Self through Drama and Movement

The Sesame Approach

Edited by Jenny Pearson

This is the first detailed account of the Sesame Method, which was created by Marian Lindkvist 30 years ago, as it has evolved and been handed down experientially. It is now taught at the Central School of Speech and Drama; many of the contributors are current or former teachers at the school, or are Sesame trained therapists working in the field. more »

1996, Paperback: £22.99/ $38.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-384-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: counselling, dance and movement therapy, dramatherapy, mental health, psychiatry, psychodrama

Disorganized Children

Disorganized Children

A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Edited by Samuel M. Stein and Uttom Chowdhury

In this book, psychiatrists, speech, family and occupational therapists and neurodevelopment specialists present a range of behavioural and psychological strategies to help disorganized children improve concentration and performance in the classroom and deal with a variety of behaviour and social interaction difficulties. more »

2006, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-148-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 344pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child protection, child psychology, children, dyspraxia, families, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, parenting, special education, speech and language therapy

Coming soon! The Divergent Channels - Jing Bie

The Divergent Channels - Jing Bie

A Handbook for Clinical Practice and Five Shen Nei Dan Inner Meditation

Dr David Twicken DOM, LAc

Drawing on the classic texts, Dr. Twicken provides a detailed, step-by-step account of the theory and clinical applications of the Divergent Channels. With case studies and instruction on Five Shen Nei Dan inner meditation, Twicken offers a complete resource to help practitioners understand and use the Divergent Channel system in clinical practice. more »

July 2014, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-189-1, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 256pp

Keywords: acupuncture, chi kung, Chinese medicine, Chinese philosophy, Daoism, meditation, meridians, neigong, Qi, qigong, taiji quan, yin-yang

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

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