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Coming soon! Navigating the Medical Maze with a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Navigating the Medical Maze with a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder

A Practical Guide for Parents

Edited by Sue X. Ming and Beth A. Pletcher

This practical guide contains everything parents of a child with autism need to know in order to get the best medical care for their child and to play an active and effective role in that care. It contains accessible descriptions and explanations of autism and related conditions, diagnostic tests, conventional and complementary therapies, and more. more »

August 2014, Paperback: £16.99/ $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-971-8, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 320pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism spectrum disorders, biomedical intervention, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychiatry, child psychology, complementary therapies, diet, disability law, drugs, early intervention, health care, mental health, parenting, person-centred, seizures, sexuality, special education, transitions

New! Recovery and Renewal

Recovery and Renewal

Your essential guide to overcoming dependency and withdrawal from sleeping pills, other 'benzo' tranquillisers and antidepressants

Baylissa Frederick

A courageous, supportive and complete guide to overcoming prescription drug dependency, this book provides everything you need to know, from how to recognise symptoms to how to make steps towards recovery. With the author's personal experience of dependency as a backdrop, it also includes advice for family, friends and health professionals. more »

2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-534-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: addiction, adults, anxiety, complementary therapies, counselling, depression, diet, drugs, health care, mental health, mental illness, nursing, occupational therapy, pain management, psychology, psychotherapy, seizures, suicide, trauma

New! Sleep Well on the Autism Spectrum

Sleep Well on the Autism Spectrum

How to recognise common sleep difficulties, choose the right treatment, and get you or your child sleeping soundly

Kenneth J. Aitken

Full of helpful information and practical advice, this comprehensive guide introduces the most common sleep issues in children with ASDs, describing both mainstream and complementary options for treatment, what is involved and the outcomes that can be expected. more »

2014, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-333-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Keywords: ADHD, adolescence, alternative therapies, Asperger syndrome, autism, biomedical intervention, child development, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, Chinese medicine, complementary therapies, diet, eating disorders, families, high functioning autism, parenting, seizures, sensory issues, sleep, teenagers, toilet training

Can I tell you about Epilepsy?

Can I tell you about Epilepsy?

A guide for friends, family and professionals

Kate Lambert
Illustrated by Scott Hellier

Meet Ellie – a young girl with epilepsy. Ellie invites readers to learn about epilepsy from her perspective. She tells us what it feels like to have epilepsy, how it affects her physically and emotionally and how it can be treated. This illustrated book is a simple introduction for children and is ideal for family and classroom discussions. more »

2012, Paperback: £8.99/ $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-309-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 48pp

Keywords: child development, child psychology, children, disability, education, epilepsy, health care, parenting, seizures

Sleep Difficulties and Autism Spectrum Disorders

Sleep Difficulties and Autism Spectrum Disorders

A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Kenneth J. Aitken

This comprehensive guide to the management of sleep difficulties focuses on the problems that are commonly found in Autism Spectrum Disorders and related conditions. The author explains sleep and everything that affects it and gives detailed outlines of all the proven medications and western and eastern non-pharmacological remedies available. more »

2012, Paperback: £26.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-259-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 320pp

Keywords: ADHD, alternative therapies, Asperger syndrome, autism, biomedical intervention, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, Chinese medicine, complementary therapies, counselling, depression, diet, early intervention, eating disorders, emotions, encopresis, epilepsy, families, health care, high functioning autism, massage, mental health, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy, parenting, personal hygiene, seizures, sleep, substance abuse

Caring for the Physical and Mental Health of People with Learning Disabilities

Caring for the Physical and Mental Health of People with Learning Disabilities

David Perry, Louise Hammond, Geoff Marston, Sherryl Gaskell and James Eva

This book is a practical guide for those caring for people with learning disabilities living in community settings. It will help carers understand and meet service users' health needs, and recognise problems. Topics include physical health issues; mental health issues such as dementia, depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety. more »

2010, Paperback: £12.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-131-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: carers, community care, constipation, counselling, dementia, depression, diet, disability, disability law, Down's syndrome, families, fiction, health care, mental health, mental illness, nonverbal learning disabilities, nursing, personal hygiene, psychiatry, psychosis, residential care, seizures, social care, social work, supported living

Promoting Psychological Well-Being in Children with Acute and Chronic Illness

Promoting Psychological Well-Being in Children with Acute and Chronic Illness

Melinda Edwards and Penny Titman

This book provides a guide to promoting the psychological well-being of children with chronic illnesses and medical conditions, covering support within health, social services and education. It discusses issues such as the impact of diagnosis and the experiences of children and their families in managing their medical condition and treatment. more »

2010, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-967-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 216pp

Keywords: adolescence, advocacy, cancer, carers, cerebral palsy, child development, child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, children's rights, cognitive behavioural therapy, communication, counselling, creative therapies, creative writing as therapy, depression, diet, disability, educational psychology, emotions, epilepsy, expressive therapies, families, grief, health care, joint working, mental health, mental illness, nursing, occupational therapy, palliative care, play therapy, psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, relationships, resilience, safeguarding children, seizures, self esteem, social care, social work, speech and language therapy, teenagers, transitions

Alphabet Kids - From ADD to Zellweger Syndrome

Alphabet Kids - From ADD to Zellweger Syndrome

A Guide to Developmental, Neurobiological and Psychological Disorders for Parents and Professionals

Robbie Woliver

Alphabet Kids have disorders that are often concurrent, interconnected or mistaken for one another: for example, the frequent combination of ASD, OCD, SID and ADHD. Woliver covers 70 childhood disorders, providing information on causes, cures, treatments and prognoses. Chapters include a list of signs and symptoms, and true-life stories. more »

2008, Hardback: £39.99/ $44.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-880-1, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 480pp
2010, Paperback: £18.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-822-3, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 480pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, anger management, Asperger syndrome, autism, bipolar disorder, cerebral palsy, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, developmental coordination disorder, disability, Down's syndrome, dyslexia, dyspraxia, epilepsy, high functioning autism, hyperlexia, inclusive classroom, intellectual disabilities, nonverbal learning disabilities, obsessive compulsive disorder, occupational therapy, parenting, pervasive developmental disorder, seizures, special education, speech and language therapy, tics, tourettes

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