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Developmental Assessment of the School-Aged Child with Developmental Disabilities

Developmental Assessment of the School-Aged Child with Developmental Disabilities

A Clinician's Guide

M. S. Thambirajah

This book provides full guidance on common developmental disorders and their assessment, focusing on mild to moderate disabilities in the school-aged child. Each chapter includes an account of normal development, including developmental milestones, an overview of the disorder, and its clinical assessment. more »

2011, Paperback: £40.00/ $65.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-181-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 336pp

Keywords: autism, child development, child psychiatry, child psychology, developmental coordination disorder, dyslexia, dyspraxia, high functioning autism, intellectual disabilities, nonverbal learning disabilities, psychiatry, psychology, speech and language pathology

Embracing Asperger's

Embracing Asperger's

A Primer for Parents and Professionals

Richard Bromfield PhD

Offering rich insights into what Asperger's is like for the child, this compassionate book will empower parents and teachers, enabling them to nurture the child's strengths and work towards a happy and promising future. The book is packed with strategies, insights, and points to remember in order to address common areas of difficulty. more »

2011, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-818-6, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 176pp

Keywords: adolescence, anger management, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, bullying, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, children, cognitive behavioural therapy, communication, counselling, depression, education, emotions, families, gifted and talented, giftedness, mental health, mental illness, occupational therapy, parenting, pastoral care, play, relationships, resilience, savants, school phobia, self esteem, sensory issues, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy, teenagers, transitions

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

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

Social Communication Cues for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Related Conditions

Social Communication Cues for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Related Conditions

How to Give Great Greetings, Pay Cool Compliments and Have Fun with Friends

Tarin Varughese

This collection of cues will enable parents and professionals to help children with social development difficulties navigate their social world and enjoy interacting with their peers. Each section begins with a simple rule; the reason why the child may be having difficulty in this area is explained; and easy prompts and practice ideas are provided. more »

2011, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-870-4, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, communication, early intervention, occupational therapy, parenting, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

Voicework in Music Therapy

Voicework in Music Therapy

Research and Practice

Edited by Felicity Baker and Sylka Uhlig

Compiling a wealth of international evidence-based practice, this book offers detailed descriptions of clinical methods that are grounded in research. Chapters are grouped into structured and unstructured approaches for use with clients of all ages. This book will be invaluable for any student, practitioner or researcher exploring voicework. more »

2011, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-165-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 368pp

Keywords: arts therapies, autism, community care, creative therapies, dementia, health care, intellectual disabilities, mental health, music therapy, palliative care, psychology, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy, trauma

Group Music Activities for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Group Music Activities for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Maria Ramey

This versatile collection of 100 group music activities is the perfect sourcebook to provide insight to music therapists, and inspiration to those familiar with working with adults but in need of fresh ideas. Each activity is developed with clear goals and instructions, and includes easy adaptations to suit a wide range of ability levels. more »

2011, Paperback: £25.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-857-5, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 176pp

Keywords: adults, autism, communication, disability, Down's syndrome, intellectual disabilities, music therapy, occupational therapy, pervasive developmental disorder, psychology, residential care, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

Making Sense of Social Situations

Making Sense of Social Situations

How to Run a Group-Based Intervention Program for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Albert J. Cotugno

Dr. Cotugno employs theories of group therapy and cognitive-development and integrates them with skill-based instructional approaches to develop the comprehensive Social Competence Enhancement Program (SCEP).This peer-based, group-focused program is explained in detail, including a step-by-step guide to its implementation. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-848-3, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 368pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, child psychology, children, communication, counselling, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, pastoral care, self esteem, social skills, 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

The Social and Life Skills MeNu

The Social and Life Skills MeNu

A Skill Building Workbook for Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Karra M. Barber

This workbook provides strategies to help those with ASD engage with people at home, school, work, and in the community. Using a restaurant menu as a template, it guides readers through each step of a conversation, and encourages students to think through their responses and consider the consequences of what they say and how others might react. more »

2011, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-861-2, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 336pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, communication, counselling, high functioning autism, occupational therapy, psychology, self esteem, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy, teenagers

The Yellow Book of Games and Energizers

The Yellow Book of Games and Energizers

Playful Group Activities for Exploring Identity, Community, Emotions and More!

Jayaraja and Erwin Tielemans

The book is a collection of tried and tested games for use in workshops, youth groups and the classroom. With clear instructions, delightful illustrations and discussion ideas for every game, this book makes it easy to encourage everyone from age 6 to 86 to think for themselves, use their imagination, and interact positively with those around them. more »

2011, Paperback: £20.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-192-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 272pp

Keywords: adolescence, child psychology, children, communication, education, mainstream education, occupational therapy, pastoral care, play, PSHE, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy, teenagers, youthwork

Speech in Action

Speech in Action

Interactive Activities Combining Speech Language Pathology and Adaptive Physical Education

America X Gonzalez, Lois Jean Brady and Jim Elliott

Speech in Action is an innovative approach to learning that combines simple techniques from speech and language pathology with physical exercises that have been designed to meet the individual child's particular needs and abilities. This practical workbook describes the approach, and contains 90 fully-photocopiable lesson plans. more »

2011, Paperback: £21.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-846-9, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 160pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, communication, dance and movement therapy, disability, education, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy, parenting, pastoral care, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

Getting the Picture

Getting the Picture

Inference and Narrative Skills for Young People with Communication Difficulties

David Nash
Illustrated by Oliver Allchin

This book is brimming with thought-provoking illustrations of different people in different places, all of which are accompanied by a series of questions designed to encourage prediction and inference skills. Participants are asked to consider everything from who the person in the picture is to how they may be feeling and why. more »

2010, Paperback: £17.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-127-9, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 112pp

Keywords: communication, counselling, educational psychology, occupational therapy, pastoral care, social care, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy, teenagers, youthwork

How to Detect Developmental Delay and What to Do Next

How to Detect Developmental Delay and What to Do Next

Practical Interventions for Home and School

Mary Mountstephen

This guide offers practical advice on how to recognize the signs of developmental delay, address difficulties effectively, and help the child to flourish. The author presents a practical approach to dealing with developmental delay, equipping readers with the knowledge, understanding and tools to tackle problems successfully. more »

2010, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-022-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, child development, child psychology, children, communication, counselling, dance and movement therapy, disability, dyslexia, dyspraxia, early intervention, education, educational psychology, families, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy, parenting, pervasive developmental disorder, psychology, sensory issues, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

My Child Has Autism, Now What?

My Child Has Autism, Now What?

10 Steps to Get You Started

Susan Larson Kidd

The book covers the key aspects of life with a child on the autism spectrum, including basics such as sleeping, eating, and toileting, through adapting the home, creating routines, and exploring therapy. Strategies are outlined simply and clearly, and are firmly grounded in the author's extensive experience of supporting children with autism. more »

2010, Paperback: £10.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-841-4, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, biomedical intervention, child psychology, children, early intervention, families, music therapy, occupational therapy, parenting, sensory issues, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

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