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Coming soon! Sensory Stories for Children and Teens with Special Educational Needs

Sensory Stories for Children and Teens with Special Educational Needs

A Practical Guide

Joanna Grace

Sensory Stories are an effective tool for teaching and communicating with children with PMLD, autism, and other special educational needs. This useful book explains how sensory stimulation can aid development and provides a wealth of resources for using Sensory Stories at home, in the classroom, and advice on adapting and creating new stories. more »

October 2014, Paperback: £19.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-484-3, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 240pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, autism spectrum disorders, child development, children, communication, creative therapies, disability, education, intellectual disabilities, nonverbal learning disabilities, sensory issues, sensory stimulation, special education, storymaking

Coming soon! The Autism Discussion Page on the core challenges of autism

The Autism Discussion Page on the core challenges of autism

A toolbox for helping children with autism feel safe, accepted, and competent

Bill Nason

This book compiles posts from the popular online Autism Discussion Page to provide simple and effective strategies for helping children with autism spectrum disorders to feel safe, accepted and competent. This volume focuses on the core challenges faced by those with autism: cognitive, sensory, social and emotional. more »

September 2014, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-994-7, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 384pp

Keywords: autism, autism spectrum disorders, child development, child psychology, communication, emotions, play, reference, relationships, self esteem, sensory issues, sensory stimulation, social skills

New! The Asperkid's Game Plan

The Asperkid's Game Plan

Extraordinary Minds, Purposeful Play... Ordinary Stuff

Jennifer Cook O'Toole

The Asperkid's Game Plan teaches how to use purposeful structured play to engage the bright minds of Asperkids, building on strengths that they already have and developing core skills that they often struggle with, such as fine motor and social skills. Full of practical and fun learning games that can be used in the home or classroom. more »

2014, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-959-6, 210mm x 210mm / 8.25in x 8.25in, 248pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, creativity, education, high functioning autism, homeschooling, messy play, parenting, play, sensory issues, sensory stimulation, social skills, special education

New! 101 Tips for Parents of Children with Autism

101 Tips for Parents of Children with Autism

Effective Solutions for Everyday Challenges

Arnold Miller and Theresa Smith

Based on the principles of the Miller Method, this book is a practical, how-to guide filled with quick, effective tips for dealing with issues such as tantrums, inappropriate behaviour, lack of focus and communication, toilet training and developing friendships in children with autism. more »

2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-960-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 224pp

Keywords: augmentative communication, autism, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, communication, families, intellectual disabilities, life skills, movement, occupational therapy, parenting, play, resilience, sensory issues, sensory stimulation, social skills, speech and language pathology, toilet training

New! Sexuality and Severe Autism

Sexuality and Severe Autism

A Practical Guide for Parents, Caregivers and Health Educators

Kate E. Reynolds

This handbook guides the reader through the process of teaching about sex and sexuality to people with severe autism. It deals with when, what and how to begin the process and addresses girls' and boys' issues, as well as physical changes and menstruation, public and private sexual behaviours, sexual abuse and reporting inappropriate touching. more »

2013, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-327-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: adolescence, adults, autism, challenging behaviour, children, education, health care, intellectual disabilities, life skills, pervasive developmental disorder, relationships, residential care, sensory issues, sensory stimulation, sex education, sexual abuse, sexuality, special education

Activities for Older People in Care Homes

Activities for Older People in Care Homes

A Handbook for Successful Activity Planning

Sarah Crockett

When tasked with providing activities for older people in care, it can be difficult to know where to begin. What constitutes an activity? How can you make sure activities are positive and person-centred? What can you actually do? Offering advice, encouragement and a wealth of practical suggestions, this is an indispensable companion for carers. more »

2013, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-429-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, carers, creativity, dementia, nursing, older people, person-centred, residential care, sensory stimulation, social care

Active Support

Active Support

Enabling and Empowering People with Intellectual Disabilities

Jim Mansell and Julie Beadle-Brown

Active Support is a proven model of care that enables and empowers people with intellectual disabilities to participate in all aspects of their lives. This evidence-based approach is particularly effective for working with people with more severe disabilities, and is of growing interest to those responsible for providing support and services. more »

2012, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-111-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adult protection, adults, advocacy, anxiety, bullying, carers, challenging behaviour, communication, community care, depression, disability, families, health care, housing, intellectual disabilities, mental health, occupational therapy, personal hygiene, psychology, residential care, risk assessment, self esteem, sensory stimulation, social care, social policy, social skills, social work, supported living, transitions

Story Drama in the Special Needs Classroom

Story Drama in the Special Needs Classroom

Step-by-Step Lesson Plans for Teaching through Dramatic Play

Jessica Perich Carleton

Dramatic play can be applied to a diverse range of school subjects and recreational settings and is guaranteed to enhance students' learning and encourage artistic expression. Lesson plans take teachers through every aspect of running fun and engaging story dramas with ways to adapt them to meet the needs of the inclusive or special needs group. more »

2012, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-859-9, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 160pp

Keywords: autism, children, creativity, dramatherapy, education, inclusive classroom, intellectual disabilities, mainstream education, play therapy, sensory stimulation, special education, storymaking

Everyday Activities to Help Your Young Child with Autism Live Life to the Full

Everyday Activities to Help Your Young Child with Autism Live Life to the Full

Simple Exercises to Boost Functional Skills, Sensory Processing, Coordination and Self-Care

Debra S. Jacobs and Dion E. Betts

This book is full of simple occupational therapy methods and activities to help school-aged children with autism spectrum disorders. They can be integrated into everyday life and be carried out by parents or carers with no training. The activities will strengthen visual, motor, sensory processing, and self-care skills, as well as coordination. more »

2011, Paperback: £14.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-238-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, children, developmental coordination disorder, early intervention, health care, high functioning autism, occupational therapy, parenting, sensory stimulation

Transforming the Quality of Life for People with Dementia through Contact with the Natural World

Transforming the Quality of Life for People with Dementia through Contact with the Natural World

Fresh Air on My Face

Edited by Jane Gilliard and Mary Marshall

This important book simply but persuasively demonstrates why we should provide the opportunities for people with dementia to experience the great outdoors. The contributors explore many different ways in which people with dementia can experience and interact with nature. more »

2011, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-267-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: adult protection, Alzheimer's disease, anxiety, communication, creative therapies, dementia, depression, health care, mental health, occupational therapy, older people, sensory stimulation, spirituality

Key Learning Skills for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Key Learning Skills for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

A Blueprint for Life

Thomas L. Whitman and Nicole DeWitt

This book provides a blueprint for an educational intervention program that is evidence-based, comprehensive and integrative in its approach. Grouping techniques into five categories, the book examines autism spectrum disorders within a developmental context, and shows that interventions with autistic individuals can be really successful. more »

2011, Paperback: £20.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-864-3, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 336pp

Keywords: applied behaviour analysis, Asperger syndrome, autism, child psychiatry, child psychology, cognitive behavioural therapy, developmental coordination disorder, dyspraxia, early intervention, educational psychology, emotions, high functioning autism, life skills, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy, parenting, pervasive developmental disorder, play therapy, sensory issues, sensory stimulation, social skills, social stories, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

Music for Special Kids

Music for Special Kids

Musical Activities, Songs, Instruments and Resources

Pamela Ott

This activity book shows how music can be an enjoyable way to enhance the development of children with special needs. Packed with inspiring tips, activities and song ideas, this resource will have everybody singing, clapping and playing along! It explains simple ways of using songs, instruments and games to connect with children of all abilities. more »

2011, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-858-2, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 192pp

Keywords: autism, cerebral palsy, child development, children, Down's syndrome, education, music therapy, occupational therapy, play, sensory issues, sensory stimulation, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

Rising to New Heights of Communication and Learning for Children with Autism

Rising to New Heights of Communication and Learning for Children with Autism

The Definitive Guide to Using Alternative-Augmentative Communication, Visual Strategies, and Learning Supports at Home and School

Carol L. Spears and Vicki L. Turner

Exploring the various communication and intervention options available, this book clearly explains everything families, teachers, therapists and other professionals need to know in order to improve a child's communication, behaviour, social and academic skills. Chapters follow a consistent, user-friendly format. more »

2010, Paperback: £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-837-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: augmentative communication, autism, carers, challenging behaviour, communication, education, educational psychology, educational training, families, intellectual disabilities, occupational therapy, parenting, pervasive developmental disorder, sensory stimulation, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

Using Intensive Interaction with a Person with a Social or Communicative Impairment

Using Intensive Interaction with a Person with a Social or Communicative Impairment

Graham Firth and Mark Barber

The authors explain clearly how to prepare for, carry out and reflect on the use of Intensive Interaction with a client or family member. A multitude of key questions are addressed. In the final section they consider some of the wider implications of the approach. more »

2010, Paperback: £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-109-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: adolescence, adults, augmentative communication, autism, carers, cerebral palsy, challenging behaviour, children, communication, community care, counselling, disability, educational training, families, intellectual disabilities, occupational therapy, pastoral care, pervasive developmental disorder, psychology, relationships, residential care, sensory issues, sensory stimulation, social care, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

Autism and the Edges of the Known World

Autism and the Edges of the Known World

Sensitivities, Language and Constructed Reality

Olga Bogdashina

Bogdashina explores theories of sensory perception and communication in autism. Drawing on linguistics, philosophy, neuroscience, psychology, anthropology and quantum mechanics, she looks at how the nature of the senses inform an individual's view of the world, and how language both reflects and constructs that view. more »

2010, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-042-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, communication, high functioning autism, paranormal psychology, psychology, sensory issues, sensory stimulation, spirituality

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