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The Panicosaurus

The Panicosaurus

Managing Anxiety in Children Including Those with Asperger Syndrome

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

This illustrated book teaches children who experience anxiety about Panicosaurus and Smartosaurus and how to help Smartosaurus banish Panicosaurus when he appears at times of stress by using a range of calming techniques. There is a helpful introduction for parents and carers, and a list of techniques for lessening anxiety at the end of the book. more »

2012, Hardback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-356-3, 216mm x 279.4mm / 8.5in x 11in, 56pp

Keywords: anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, child psychology, children, counselling, education, fiction, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, mental health, pastoral care, school phobia, self esteem, social stories, special education

Connecting with Kids through Stories

Connecting with Kids through Stories

Using Narratives to Facilitate Attachment in Adopted Children
2nd edition

Denise B. Lacher, Todd Nichols, Melissa Nichols and Joanne C. May

This is an accessible guide to using therapeutic stories to help connect with troubled adopted children. It demonstrates how parents and professionals can create their own stories to help children heal, and explains the theory behind the therapy. This second edition includes updated research and full sample stories. more »

2011, Paperback: £16.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-869-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: adolescence, adoption, arts therapies, attachment, child development, child psychology, children, communication, counselling, creativity, educational psychology, emotions, expressive therapies, families, fostering, looked after children, parenting, play therapy, psychology, psychotherapy, residential care, resilience, safeguarding children, self esteem, social care, social skills, social stories, social work, storymaking, supervision, teenagers, trauma

How Everyone on the Autism Spectrum, Young and Old, can...

How Everyone on the Autism Spectrum, Young and Old, can...

become Resilient, be more Optimistic, enjoy Humor, be Kind, and increase Self-Efficacy - A Positive Psychology Approach

June Groden, Ayelet Kantor, Cooper R. Woodard and Lewis P. Lipsitt

This book looks in detail at five positive character traits - resilience, optimism, humor, kindness, and self-efficacy - and offers tried and tested strategies for bolstering each strength in individuals with ASD. The authors provide rich and varied lesson plans which contain a multitude of activities and which can be easily implemented. more »

2011, Paperback: £14.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-853-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: adolescence, anger management, anxiety, autism, bullying, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, children, communication, early intervention, education, emotions, families, high functioning autism, mental health, occupational therapy, parenting, pastoral care, play, play therapy, PSHE, psychology, relationships, resilience, self esteem, sensory issues, social skills, social stories, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy, teenagers

From Home to School with Autism

From Home to School with Autism

How to Make Inclusion a Success

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

This book arms schools with essential information, strategies and resources that will help to make early schooldays an enjoyable experience for young children on the spectrum. Constructive suggestions, such as introducing visual schedules and accommodating sensory issues, will help children with ASD to feel comfortable in school. more »

2011, Paperback: £20.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-169-9, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 112pp

Keywords: anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, child psychology, children, communication, early intervention, education, educational psychology, families, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, pastoral care, self esteem, sensory issues, social skills, social stories, special education, transitions

Learning About Friendship

Learning About Friendship

Stories to Support Social Skills Training in Children with Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism

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

This collection of 10 fully-illustrated stories explores friendship issues encountered by children with ASD aged 4-8 and looks at how they can be overcome successfully. Key areas are addressed, including sharing, taking turns, being a tattletale, obsessions, winning and losing, jealousy, personal space, tact and diplomacy, and defining friendship. more »

2010, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-145-3, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 144pp

Keywords: anger management, anxiety, applied behaviour analysis, Asperger syndrome, autism, bullying, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, children, communication, education, educational psychology, emotions, families, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, parenting, personal hygiene, pervasive developmental disorder, play, relationships, resilience, self esteem, social skills, social stories, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

Working with Asperger Syndrome in the Classroom

Working with Asperger Syndrome in the Classroom

An Insider’s Guide

Gill D. Ansell

The book begins by exploring how children with AS operate and the implications for mainstream school settings. It goes on to give practical advice for one-on-one working, DIY resources for visual learners, tools for effective assessment, and much more. Information on how personal wellbeing can be maintained in stressful situations is included. more »

2010, Paperback: £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-156-9, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 176pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, anger management, anxiety, applied behaviour analysis, Asperger syndrome, augmentative communication, autism, bullying, challenging behaviour, child development, child protection, child psychology, children, cognitive behavioural therapy, communication, counselling, disability, educational training, emotions, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy, pastoral care, pervasive developmental disorder, resilience, school phobia, self esteem, sensory issues, social skills, social stories, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy, youthwork

Working with Young Men

Working with Young Men

Activities for Exploring Personal, Social and Emotional Issues
2nd edition

Vanessa Rogers

Working with Young Men offers a wealth of positive group activities to engage, motivate and meet the needs of young men. Designed to help them improve their self-esteem and develop leadership skills, this book is full of fun and imaginative activities that explore issues such as anger, peer pressure, risk-taking and emotional health and well-being. more »

2010, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-101-9, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 176pp

Keywords: adolescence, alcohol, anger management, anorexia, anxiety, attachment, bulimia, bullying, challenging behaviour, children, communication, creativity, diet, drugs, eating disorders, education, emotions, families, health care, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, mental health, offenders, pastoral care, personal hygiene, probation, PSHE, relationships, resilience, SEAL, self esteem, self harm, sex education, sexuality, social care, social skills, social stories, social work, special education, substance abuse, teenagers, transitions, trauma, violence, youthwork

Working with Young Women

Working with Young Women

Activities for Exploring Personal, Social and Emotional Issues
2nd edition

Vanessa Rogers

Packed with fun sessions and practical group activities, Working with Young Women presents a multitude of opportunities for young women to build self-esteem, confidence and assertiveness. From art activities to life story work, the author offers ideas for a wide range of projects, games, discussions, drama and role-play to engage and motivate. more »

2010, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-095-1, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 176pp

Keywords: adolescence, alcohol, anger management, anorexia, anxiety, attachment, bulimia, challenging behaviour, children, communication, creativity, diet, drugs, eating disorders, education, emotions, families, health care, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, mental health, offenders, pastoral care, personal hygiene, probation, PSHE, relationships, resilience, SEAL, self esteem, self harm, sex education, sexuality, social care, social skills, social stories, social work, special education, teenagers, transitions, trauma, violence, youthwork

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