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Asperger's Syndrome and High Achievement

Asperger's Syndrome and High Achievement

Some Very Remarkable People

Ioan James

This fascinating collection identifies famous figures from the past whose behaviour suggests they may have had autism, a disorder that was not defined until the mid-20th century. James looks at the lives of 20 individuals - scientists, artists, politicians and philosophers - examining their interests, successes, indifferences and shortcomings. more »

2005, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-388-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, memoirs, psychiatry, psychology

Young People in Care and Criminal Behaviour

Young People in Care and Criminal Behaviour

Claire Taylor

Society holds a mistaken perception that links children in public care with criminal activity. This book addresses the lack of evidence supporting this potentially damaging assumption, analysing past research, critically examining current policy and combining theoretical insights from the disciplines of childcare and criminology. more »

2005, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-169-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: adolescence, fostering, offenders, psychology, residential care, social policy, social work, youthwork

Asperger's Syndrome and Sexuality

Asperger's Syndrome and Sexuality

From Adolescence through Adulthood

Isabelle Hénault

Hénault delivers practical information and advice on issues ranging from puberty and sexual development, gender identity disorders, couples' therapy to guidelines for sex education programs and maintaining sexual boundaries. This book will prove indispensable to parents, teachers, counsellors and individuals with AS themselves. more »

2005, Paperback: £17.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-189-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, counselling, occupational therapy, psychology, sex education, social skills, special education

Asperger's Diagnostic Assessment

Tony Attwood

In the first DVD Attwood covers speech and language characteristics, motor difficulties, cognitive challenges and special interests. The second presents a profile of Asperger Syndrome in girls and the diagnostic criteria for adults as well as offering advice on how to explain a diagnosis to the adult or child. more »

2005, DVD: £80.55 + VAT = £96.66
ISBN: 9781932565171, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, children, high functioning autism, occupational therapy, psychology, speech and language therapy

Reducing Stress-related Behaviours in People with Dementia

Reducing Stress-related Behaviours in People with Dementia

Care-based Therapy

Chris Bonner

This practical book provides simple ways to reduce stress-related behaviours in people with dementia. The author suggests strategies for managing problems with feeding, bathing, toileting and sleep, looks at how to understand and cope with wandering, agitation and inappropriate sexual activity, and discusses ways of defusing aggressive behaviour. more »

2005, Paperback: £15.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-349-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 96pp

Keywords: adults, dementia, health care, occupational therapy, psychology, residential care

The Genesis of Artistic Creativity

The Genesis of Artistic Creativity

Asperger's Syndrome and the Arts

Michael Fitzgerald

This book is a revealing exploration of the lives of 21 famous writers, philosophers, musicians and painters including George Orwell, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Andy Warhol and many others, in light of the recognized criteria for diagnosis of high-functioning autism and Asperger's Syndrome (AS). more »

2005, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-334-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, creativity, psychology

Understanding 12-14-Year-Olds

Understanding 12-14-Year-Olds

Margot Waddell

This book offers helpful advice to parents whose children have reached the turbulent teenage years. From conflict management to issues of bullying, stealing and smoking, it guides parents as their children alternate between maturity and immaturity and develop their own identity. more »

2005, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-367-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 96pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, child development, child protection, education, emotions, families, parenting, psychology



Methods, Techniques and Clinical Applications for Music Therapy Clinicians, Educators and Students

Edited by Felicity Baker and Tony Wigram

This comprehensive and groundbreaking book describes the effective use of songwriting in music therapy with a variety of client populations, from children with cancer and adolescents in secondary school to people with traumatic brain injury and mental health issues. This practical book will prove indispensable to students, therapists and educators. more »

2005, Paperback: £19.99/ $35.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-356-1, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 288pp

Keywords: brain injury, education, educational psychology, mental health, music therapy, psychology, psychotherapy, trauma

Screening for Perinatal Depression

Screening for Perinatal Depression

Edited by Carol Henshaw and Sandra Elliott

This much-needed text provides guidance for health care professionals on the issues and controversies surrounding screening and on good practice in the use of screening tests. The role of the UK National Screening Committee is explored, along with the problems faced when implementing screening programmes in developing countries. more »

2005, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-219-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: depression, health care, mental health, psychiatry, psychology, social work

Assessing and Developing Communication and Thinking Skills in People with Autism and Communication Difficulties

Assessing and Developing Communication and Thinking Skills in People with Autism and Communication Difficulties

A Toolkit for Parents and Professionals

Kate Silver
With Autism Initiatives

This photocopiable resource offers a framework for the assessment and measurement of the communication skills of children with autistic spectrum disorders. With assessment and planning sheets, it enables teachers, educators and other professionals to observe and record how children use and understand language, following their progress over time. more »

2005, Paperback: £19.95/ $38.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-352-3, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 80pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, communication, educational psychology, educational training, inclusive classroom, psychology, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

Narrative Identities

Narrative Identities

Psychologists Engaged in Self-Construction

George Yancy and Susan Hadley

The contributors address challenging questions about identity in relation to personality development, language and socialisation. They demonstrate how their cultural and historical contexts influenced their theoretical approaches to the nature of `self' and how these ideas in turn shaped how they perceive their personal histories. more »

2005, Hardback: £49.95/ $85.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-779-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keyword: psychology

A Bolt from the Blue

A Bolt from the Blue

Coping with Disasters and Acute Traumas

Salli Saari
Translated by Annira Silver

In A Bolt from the Blue, Salli Saari examines in detail the psychological effect traumatic events can have on an individual, taking the reader step-by-step through each stage of the process of understanding and recovery. This book shows how crisis care can be an integral part of health care services, covering all traumatic incidents. more »

2005, Paperback: £29.99/ $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-313-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: anxiety, bereavement, counselling, death, palliative care, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapy, trauma

Transfer Boy

Transfer Boy

Perspectives on Asperger Syndrome

Ljiljana Vuletic, Michel Ferrari and Teodor Mihail

The book explores what it is like to be an adolescent with AS through interviews with Teodor, a 'psychologically unusual' twelve-year-old. In this case study, Vuletic and Ferrari combine an autobiographical account with perspectives from other people who know Teodor, while simultaneously integrating psychiatric and psychological research on autism. more »

2005, Paperback: £19.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-213-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, child psychiatry, child psychology, psychiatry, psychology

Caged in Chaos

Caged in Chaos

A Dyspraxic Guide to Breaking Free

Victoria Biggs

Written by a teenage dyspraxic, this inspiring book is a unique practical guide for dyspraxics and those around them struggling and determined to get to grips with the social, physical and psychological chaos caused by developmental co-ordination disorders. more »

2005, Paperback: £12.95/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-347-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 200pp

Keywords: adolescence, children, developmental coordination disorder, dyspraxia, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, psychology, special education, speech and language therapy

The Simplicity of Dementia

The Simplicity of Dementia

A Guide for Family and Carers

Huub Buijssen

This book offers an accessible and sympathetic introduction for relatives, carers and professionals looking after or training to work with people with dementia. Drawing on the two `laws of dementia', the author explains the causes of communication problems, mood disturbances and `deviant' behaviours. more »

2005, Paperback: £13.95/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-321-9, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 176pp

Keywords: Alzheimer's disease, dementia, older people, psychiatry, psychology, residential care, social care, social work

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