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Improving Learning Through Dynamic Assessment

Improving Learning Through Dynamic Assessment

A Practical Classroom Resource

Fraser Lauchlan and Donna Carrigan

This is a practical tool for helping to assess and support children aged 4+ with learning challenges based on an innovative approach. The resource contains photocopiable activities, checklists, handouts for teachers/parents to use with children and training materials explaining the approach in terms understandable to all participating adults. more »

2013, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-373-0, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 176pp
The Early Identification of Autism Spectrum Disorders

The Early Identification of Autism Spectrum Disorders

A Visual Guide

Patricia O'Brien Towle

This unique visual guide aims to equip readers with the skills to recognise ASD in very young children. It provides a systematic framework for understanding the complex nature of ASD. Each chapter focuses on a different area of development and uses photographs to illustrate and enhance understanding of core autism behaviors. more »

2013, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-329-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 160pp
Secrets to Success for Professionals in the Autism Field

Secrets to Success for Professionals in the Autism Field

An Insider's Guide to Understanding the Autism Spectrum, the Environment and Your Role

Gunilla Gerland

Writing from an insider's perspective and an autism professional, Gerland offers original explanations of the characteristics of autism, showing how to discover the root cause of behaviours that are challenging, not just how to manage them superficially. She explains how to overcome common pitfalls to build more effective working relationships. more »

2012, Paperback: £19.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-370-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 384pp
Early Childhood Music Therapy and Autism Spectrum Disorders

Early Childhood Music Therapy and Autism Spectrum Disorders

Developing Potential in Young Children and their Families

Edited by Petra Kern and Marcia Humpal

This edited book brings together renowned experts in music therapy and related fields to present current research, practical strategies, and policies useful for everyone interested in music as a tool to aid children on the autism spectrum. Case scenarios, examples and tip sheets further support the application of the knowledge-based content. more »

2012, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-241-2, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 304pp
Understanding Stammering or Stuttering

Understanding Stammering or Stuttering

A Guide for Parents, Teachers and Other Professionals

Elaine Kelman and Alison Whyte

This accessible book will shed light on the perplexing nature of stammers, enabling those who care for children affected to find answers and get the correct help. It offers techniques and exercises to build a child's confidence, address causes and alleviate symptoms, and gives advice for both school and social settings. more »

2012, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-268-9, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 128pp
Can I tell you about Selective Mutism?

Can I tell you about Selective Mutism?

A guide for friends, family and professionals

Maggie Johnson and Alison Wintgens
Illustrated by Robyn Gallow

Hannah invites readers to learn about selective mutism from her perspective, helping them to understand what it is and what it feels like to have SM. This illustrated book is packed with accessible information that will be an ideal introduction for family, friends and teachers, clearly showing them how they can support a child with the condition. more »

2012, Paperback: £8.99/ $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-289-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 56pp
The Comprehensive Guide to Special Education Law

The Comprehensive Guide to Special Education Law

Over 400 Frequently Asked Questions and Answers Every Educator Needs to Know about the Legal Rights of Exceptional Children and their Parents

George A. Giuliani

This useful handbook provides educators with a practical understanding of the laws that are in place to protect the children with special needs that they support. Written in a user-friendly Q and A format, it covers all of the key areas of special education law including Free Appropriate Public Education, related services, and discipline. more »

2012, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-882-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 320pp
Understanding Cerebral Palsy

Understanding Cerebral Palsy

A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Marion Stanton

A great starting point for parents and professionals when they first encounter cerebral palsy, this book provides essential information on causes, types, symptoms and treatments as well as practical tips on everyday considerations such as communication and diet. This positive handbook will help readers more fully understand cerebral palsy. more »

2012, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-060-9, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 224pp
Made for Good Purpose

Made for Good Purpose

What Every Parent Needs to Know to Help Their Adolescent with Asperger's, High Functioning Autism or a Learning Difference Become an Independent Adult

Michael P. McManmon

Filled with practical advice and useful techniques, this book helps parents support their child with Asperger's Syndrome to make the transition from adolescent to happy, confident, and engaged adult. With this essential guide, young Aspies can achieve independence and learn life-long skills for succeeding in college, work, relationships, and more. more »

2012, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-863-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp
Speak, Move, Play and Learn with Children on the Autism Spectrum

Speak, Move, Play and Learn with Children on the Autism Spectrum

Activities to Boost Communication Skills, Sensory Integration and Coordination Using Simple Ideas from Speech and Language Pathology and Occupational Therapy

Lois Jean Brady, America X Gonzalez, Maciej Zawadzki and Corinda Presley
Illustrated by Byron Roy James

This practical resource explains how to use simple ideas from speech and language pathology and occupational therapy to boost communication, sensory integration and coordination in children on the autism spectrum. For use in the classroom or home, and in community settings, it contains easy-to-follow goal-oriented activities and lesson plans. more »

2012, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-872-8, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 176pp
Working with Parents of a Newly Diagnosed Child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder

Working with Parents of a Newly Diagnosed Child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder

A Guide for Professionals

Deb Keen and Sylvia Rodger

This book sets out the type of support that is most beneficial to families following an ASD diagnosis, and equips professionals with the information and tools they need to provide that support. It is an essential resource for any professional involved in supporting families at the time of, or immediately following, an ASD diagnosis. more »

2012, Paperback: £21.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-120-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp
100 Learning Games for Special Needs with Music, Movement, Sounds and...Silence

100 Learning Games for Special Needs with Music, Movement, Sounds and...Silence

Johanne Hanko

This book provides inspiration and guidance for special education teachers, assistants, parents and carers on how to use lively play ideas to foster learning. Targeting key skills such as listening, self-awareness, movement, creative thinking and relaxation, each game has been developed with the capabilities of children with special needs in mind. more »

2011, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-247-4, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 128pp
Developmental Speech-Language Training through Music for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Developmental Speech-Language Training through Music for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Theory and Clinical Application

Hayoung A. Lim

The complete guide to Dr. Lim's highly effective 'Developmental Speech-Language Training through Music' (DSLM). It covers a theoretical foundation, the latest research, clinical implications of DSLM protocols, explanations of specific interventions and the application of DSLM to Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Verbal Behavior (VB) approaches. more »

2011, Paperback: £23.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-849-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp
Children with Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties and Communication Problems

Children with Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties and Communication Problems

There is Always a Reason
2nd edition

Melanie Cross

Children and young people with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties (SEBD) are far more likely to have communication problems than their peers. Exploring the ways in which children's language and emotional development are linked, Melanie Cross considers the reasons why behavioural and communication difficulties often occur together. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-129-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp
Teaching Students Thinking Skills and Strategies

Teaching Students Thinking Skills and Strategies

A Framework for Cognitive Education in Inclusive Settings

Dorothy Howie

This book sets out the theory and outlines a model for implementing the teaching of thinking at whole-school, group and individual levels in inclusive settings. The model uses a three-tier approach to ensure that all learners are included: teaching thinking for all, working with small groups, and addressing individualised learning needs. more »

2011, Paperback: £25.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-950-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

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