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Autism Spectrum Disorders… 1 Teens on the Spectrum… 7 Dyspraxia… 10 ADHD… 11 Communication and Language Skills… 12 Sensory Issues… 13 Jennifer Cook O’Toole… 14 Fiction and Picture Books… 16 Body and Self-Esteem… 17 Can I Tell You About... … 20 JKP Essentials… 27 Non-Verbal Learning Disability… 30 Social and Behavioral Issues… 33 Stress and Anger Management… 35 Bullying… 37 Communication… 38 Intervention Ideas, Tools and Activities… 41 Relaxation and Calming… 44 Books for Children and Teens… 45 Working with Teens… 48 Life After High School… 50 Working with Bereaved Children… 51 Recommend to Parents… 52 Ordering Information… 56

specializes in books that make a difference. We are the world’s leading publisher of books on the autism spectrum and we are more committed than ever to publishing high-quality books for teachers, parents and professionals on a variety of topics. In addition to our extensive list of books on special needs educaiton, we publish in the areas of arts therapies, social work, counseling, psychiatry and spirituality. We also publish on a range of conditions such as bipolar disorder, learning disabilities, eating disorders and intellectual disabilities. If you would like to know more about our books in any of these fields, please email or write to us at the address above and ask for a subject catalog or, if you prefer, a complete catalog of publications.

Reviewer SpotLight ‘...this updated edition...provide[s] a thorough guide for parents, teachers, and professionals working with children affected by one or more neurobehaviorial disorders in the mix discussed. Incorporating DSM-5 changes and other new developments, Kutscher’s first two chapters focus on general principles of diagnosis and treatment... [and] also creates an awareness and empathy for the difficulty children face when dealing with their own symptoms... ARY LIBR AL N JOUR ED R STAR W REVIE

VERDICT Awareness of these syndromes and how they interact and affect one another is invaluable to parents, teachers, and physicians.’ —Library Journal, Starred Review

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Kids in the Syndrome Mix of ADHD, LD, Autism Spectrum, Tourette’s, Anxiety, and More! The one-stop guide for parents, teachers, and other professionals Second edition Martin L. Kutscher, MD With contributions from Tony Attwood, PhD and Robert R. Wolff, MD April 2014 • 320pp • pb • 9781849059671 • $19.95

Martin L. Kutscher, M.D. is a pediatric neurologist with more than 25 years’ experience of diagnosing neuropsychiatric disorders such as ADHD, learning difficulties, Asperger’s Syndrome, and tic disorders and helping families affected by them. His private practice is limited to pediatric behavioral neurology, with offices in Rye Brook, W. Nyack, Middletown, and Wappingers Falls, New York.

‘It’s difficult enough to write a book for professionals, parents or teachers providing them the information and insights germane to the subject investigated. To write a book for all three audiences in a language that reaches each audience without talking up or down to any is an art in itself. Marty Kutscher not only accomplishes this task extraordinarily well, but he covers a myriad of complex topics with such skill and economy relating in a few pages what would take another author a complete text to cover.’ —Dr. Paul D. Schwartz, Professor of Psychology and Director of the Center for Adolescent Research and Development, Mt. St. Mary College, NY

The completely updated and expanded new edition of this wellestablished text incorporates DSM-5 changes as well as other new developments. The all-in-one guide covers the whole range of often co-existing neuro-behavioral disorders in children – from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder, and anxiety, to autism spectrum disorders, nonverbal learning disabilities, Tourette’s, sensory integration problems, and executive dysfunction. The author’s sympathetic yet upbeat approach and skillful explanations of the inner world of children in the syndrome mix make this an invaluable companion for parents, teachers, professionals, and anyone else who needs fast and to-the-point advice on children with special needs.

Can I tell you about Autism?

A guide for friends, family and professionals Jude Welton Foreword by Dr. Glenys Jones Illustrated by Jane Telford April 2014 • 64pp • pb • 9781849054539 • $13.95

Jude Welton originally trained as a child psychologist specialising in autism. She is a freelance writer and the author of several popular, childfriendly books published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Jude lives in Moray, Scotland. Jane Telford is an artist and illustrator who has exhibited paintings and drawings widely in the UK and also internationally.

‘Jude Welton once again has taken a complex issue and made it easy to understand. It embraces difference to make a difference…This format will allow anyone who reads it to have a greater understanding of autism and how to help. A must read for anyone who knows someone with autism.’ —Sue Larkey, autism spectrum specialist, teacher and author of Making it a Success and Practical Sensory Programs, Australia Meet Tom—a young boy with autism. Tom invites readers to learn about autism from his perspective, helping them to understand what it is and explaining the challenges he faces with issues such as social communication, sensory overload and changes in his routine. Tom tells readers about all the ways he can be helped and supported by those around him.

This beautifully-illustrated book is ideally suited for readers aged 7 and upwards, and is an excellent way to increase understanding about autism, in the classroom or at home. It also includes clear, useful information for parents and professionals.


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Colour Coding for Learners with Autism A Resource Book for Creating Meaning through Colour at Home and School Adele Devine Illustrated by Quentin Devine

April 2014 • 208pp • pb • 9781849054416 • $39.95

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Children on the autism spectrum are often highly visual learners, making color a powerful and motivating learning tool. This book explains how color coding helps young people with autism to generalize lessons already learnt. For example, assigning the color aqua to all personal care activities or the color purple to timetabling and transitions establishes clear, visual categories. A wealth of tried-and-tested printable resources to enable the practical application of color coding in the classroom and at home are included on a CD-ROM. An effective, must-have teaching tool for anyone involved in the education of young people with autism.

Executive Function “Dysfunction” - Strategies for Educators and Parents Rebecca A. Moyes, M.Ed. August 2014 • 128pp • pb • 9781849057530 • $19.95

Concise and accessible, this plain English guide will help parents and educators to understand and support children with executive function difficulties at home and in the classroom. The author describes the cognitive processes that make up the executive functions, including attention, behavioral inhibition, theory of mind, organizational skills, time management, planning, decisionmaking, and self-talk. Using real examples, she describes how difficulties in each of these areas may manifest, and offers practical hints, tips, and accommodations for supporting children both in and out of school.

Teaching the Basics of Theory of Mind

A Complete Curriculum with Supporting Materials for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Related Social Difficulties Aged Approximately 5 to 9 Years Kirstina Ordetx October 2014 • 132pp • pb • 9781849057677 • $39.95

This manual contains a 12-week curriculum designed to incorporate a multi-sensory approach to developing the critical and basic aspects of Theory of Mind (ToM). The activities are designed to be used with children aged 5-9, who have been diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or who have related social challenges. By building on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy principles, this book shows how teaching ToM to young children can help them to better understand the emotions and actions of people around them. As well as practical advice and supplementary materials such as worksheets and cut-out-and-use flash cards, this book includes reinforcement activities to be carried out at home with parents and care givers.


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A Complete ABA Curriculum for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum with a Developmental Age of 1-4 Years A Step-by-Step Treatment Manual Including Supporting Materials for Teaching 140 Foundational Skills Julie Knapp, Ph.D., BCBA-D and Carolline Turnbull, BA, BCaBA July 2014 • 512pp • pb • 9781849059787 • $79.95

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Developed for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) with a developmental age of approximately 1-4 years, this comprehensive ABA curriculum contains everything needed to teach foundational level skills such as appropriate sitting, attention, eye contact, motor skills, basic receptive and expressive language skills, play and basic skills of daily living.

A Complete ABA Curriculum for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum with a Developmental Age of 3-5 Years A Step-by-Step Treatment Manual Including Supporting Materials for Teaching 140 Beginning Skills Julie Knapp, Ph.D., BCBA-D and Carolline Turnbull, BA, BCaBA July 2014 • 400pp • pb • 9781849059794 • $79.95

Containing everything needed to teach basic skills such as imitation, visual spatial awareness, and expressive and receptive language skills, for a developmental age of approximately 3-5 years.

A Complete ABA Curriculum for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum with a Developmental Age of 4-7 Years A Step-by-Step Treatment Manual Including Supporting Materials for Teaching 150 Intermediate Skills Julie Knapp, Ph.D., BCBA-D and Carolline Turnbull, BA, BCaBA July 2014 • 400pp • pb • 9781849059800 • $79.95

Covering intermediate skills such as comprehension of abstract language, academic skills, advanced social and play skills, and emotional and behavioral regulation, this comprehensive ABA curriculum has been developed for working with children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) with a developmental age of approximately 4-7 years.

A Complete ABA Curriculum for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum with a Developmental Age of 7 Years Up to Young Adulthood A Step-by-Step Treatment Manual Including Supporting Materials for Teaching 140 Advanced Skills Julie Knapp, Ph.D., BCBA-D July 2014 • 420pp • pb • 9781849059817 • $79.95 inclu de all yo s u need

The first comprehensive ABA program designed specifically for individuals on the autism spectrum in the older age group of 7 years up to young adulthood, this complete step-by-step manual contains everything needed to teach advanced skills such as organisational skills, advanced self-care skills, complex academic and vocational skills and advanced skills for daily living.


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Evidence-Based Assessment in ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) What is Available; What is Appropriate; and What is ‘Fit-for-Purpose’ Kenneth J. Aitken

January 2015 • 368pp • pb • 9781849055291 • $65.00

Advocating for an increased emphasis on evidence-based practice, this book describes and analyzes a wide range of available Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) assessment measures. The author offers guidance on how to evaluate services and programs and recognize which will be most effective in different scenarios for people with differing needs. Reviewing a wide range of measures in detail, including assessments used in situations often ignored in overviews relevant to ASD, such as assessments of internet addiction, response to traumatic stress, and criminal offending risk and witness credibility, this book will be an invaluable resource to professionals who support people with ASDs and who are under increasing pressure to reliably assess which services, programmes and therapies are effective, worthwhile and fit-for-purpose. Essential reading for anyone involved in providing support for those with ASDs (including social workers and teachers), and for all professionals responsible for making decisions about funding the services that help them.

The Autism Spectrum, Sexuality and the Law What every parent and professional needs to know Tony Attwood, Isabelle Hénault and Nick Dubin August 2014 • 224pp • pb • 9781849059190 • $29.95

Based on Nick Dubin’s own experience, and drawing on the extensive knowledge of Dr. Tony Attwood and Dr. Isabelle Hénault, this important book addresses the issues surrounding the autism spectrum, sexuality and the law. The complex world of sex and appropriate sexual behavior can be extremely challenging for people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and, without guidance, many find themselves in vulnerable situations. This book examines how the ASD profile typically affects sexuality and how sexual development differs between the general population and those with ASD. It explains the legalities of sexual behavior, how laws differ from country to country, and the possibility for adjustment of existing laws as they are applied to the ASD population. With advice on how to help people with autism spectrum disorder gain a better understanding of sexuality and a comprehensive list of resources, the book highlights the need for a more informed societal approach to the psychosexual development of people with ASD. A ground-breaking and honest account, this book will be an invaluable addition to the shelves of parents of children with ASD, mental health and legal professionals, teachers, caregivers and other professionals working with individuals on the spectrum.


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The Autism Discussion Page on the core challenges of autism A toolbox for helping children with autism feel safe, accepted, and competent Bill Nason

August 2014 • 320pp • pb • 9781849059947 • $24.95

Based on posts on the popular online Autism Discussion Page, this book is a toolbox of simple strategies for supporting children with autism spectrum disorders and helping them to feel safe, accepted and competent. Book 1 focuses on the core challenges associated with autism (cognitive, sensory, social, and emotional) and provides concise, accessible information and simple tools for supporting children with these vulnerabilities. Available for the first time as a book, and organized by subject for ease of reference, these posts offer an excellent understanding of how children with autism process and experience the world and effective strategies for coping with the challenges.

The Autism Discussion Page on anxiety, behavior, school, and parenting strategies A toolbox for helping children with autism feel safe, accepted, and competent Bill Nason

August 2014 • 288pp • pb • 9781849059954 • $24.95

Bill Nason, MS, LLP, runs the Autism Discussion Page on Facebook which has 40,000 likes to date. He is a mental health professional with over 30 years’ experience in the field of developmental disabilities, specializing in individuals with multiple severe behavior challenges. He currently works as supervisor of consultant services for a community behavioral health agency in Flint Michigan, and contracts with Oakland University’s Center for Autism to run sports programs for children with autism.

Based on posts on the popular online Autism Discussion Page, this book is a toolbox of simple strategies for supporting children with autism spectrum disorders and helping them to feel safe, accepted and competent. Book 2 covers anxiety and stress, challenging behaviors, stretching comfort zones, discipline, and school issues. It also provides more general teaching and mentoring strategies for coaching children on the autism spectrum in basic daily living strategies to improve their day-to-day lives. Available for the first time as a book, and organized by subject for ease of reference, these posts offer an excellent understanding of how children with autism process and experience the world and effective strategies for coping with the challenges.


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LEGO®-Based Therapy

How to build social competence through LEGO®-based clubs for children with autism and related conditions Daniel B. LeGoff, Gina Gomez De La Cuesta, GW Krauss, and Simon Baron-Cohen 2014 • 128pp • pb • 9781849055376 • $24.95

This complete guide to LEGO® Therapy contains everything you need to know in order to set up and run a LEGO® Club for children with autism spectrum disorders or related social communication difficulties and anxiety conditions. By providing a joint interest and goal, LEGO® building can become a medium for social development such as sharing, turn-taking, making eye-contact, and following social rules. This book outlines the theory and research base of the approach and gives advice on all practical considerations including space, the physical layout of the room and choosing and maintaining materials, as well as strategies for managing behavior, further skill development, and how to assess progress. Written by the pioneer of the approach alongside those who helped form it through their research and evaluation, this evidencebased manual is essential reading for anyone interested in running a LEGO® Club or learning more about the therapy.

A Practical Guide to De-escalation on the Autism Spectrum coming soon

Positive Behavioural Strategies and Interventions for Working with Children and Young People Steve Brown January 2015 • 176pp • pb • 9781849055031 • $29.95

This practical guide provides a complete picture of how non-physical and physical interventions can be used in conjunction with one another to manage behavior and keep children with autism spectrum disorders or emotional, social and behavioral difficulties safe. With clear advice and strategies that can be easily implemented in practice, Steve Brown explores various options and interventions, and explains how professionals can manage the behavior of children (aged 3-18) in the safest possible way, promoting assertiveness and confidence. He includes a range of de-escalation and behavior management strategies, information on risk assessments and legalities, advice on how to create safe spaces, insight into nonverbal communication and positive listening, and an honest and open discussion about the important role of physical interventions and positive handling techniques. Providing clarity and insight into this complex subject, this book will allow professionals working with children and young people with ASD or ESBD to use non-physical and physical interventions with confidence.


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Things Tom Likes

A book about sexuality and masturbation for boys and young men with autism and related conditions

Tom Needs to Go

A book about how to use public toilets safely for boys and young men with autism and related conditions

Kate E. Reynolds Illustrated by Jonathon Powell

Kate E. Reynolds Illustrated by Jonathon Powell

August 2014 • 36pp • hb • 9781849055222 • $14.95

August 2014 • 36pp • hb • 9781849055215 • $14.95

A simple picture book to teach boys and young men with autism or other special needs about masturbation and when and where it is appropriate. It also helps to introduce the concepts of public and private and to establish ground rules.

In this picture book, we join Tom as he is out and about and needs to use a public toilet. It provides parents and caregivers with the opportunity to teach boys and young men with autism and other special needs how to use urinals and cubicles safely and to understand the social etiquette.

What’s Happening to Tom?

A book about puberty for boys and young men with autism and related conditions

Kate E. Reynolds Illustrated by Jonathon Powell August 2014 • 36pp • hb • 9781849055239 • $14.95

This simple picture book follows Tom as he begins puberty. Designed to be read with boys with autism or other special needs, it provides the perfect starting point for parents and caregivers to discuss changes including new hair growth, deepening voice and wet dreams.

Exploring Friendships, Puberty and Relationships

A Programme to Help Children and Young People on the Autism Spectrum to Cope with the Challenges of Adolescence Kate Ripley 2014 • 148pp • spiral bound • 9781849054393 • $39.95

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A comprehensive, evidence-based curriculum with supporting materials for helping young people on the autism spectrum aged 11+ to understand and cope with the many challenges of adolescence, including the important issues of puberty, sexuality, relationships, gender identity, safety and self-care.

Sexuality and Relationship Education for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders A Professional’s Guide to Understanding, Preventing Issues, Supporting Sexuality and Responding to Inappropriate Behaviours Davida Hartman Illustrated by Kate Brangan 272pp • pb • 9781849053853 • $34.95

Children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) require specialized teaching strategies when learning about the body, sexuality, and relationships. This complete sex education resource provides practical teaching advice, activity ideas, and illustrated handouts geared towards the needs of children of all ages on the autism spectrum.


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A Freshman Survival Guide for College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders The Stuff Nobody Tells You About! Haley Moss Foreword by Susan J. Moreno

July 2014 • 160pp • pb • 9781849059848 • $19.95

How do you know which college is right for you? What happens if you don’t get along with your roommate? And what on earth is the Greek system all about? As a university student with HighFunctioning Autism, Haley Moss offers essential tips and advice in this insider’s guide to surviving the Freshman year of college. Chatty, honest and full of really useful information, Haley’s firsthand account of the college experience covers everything students with Autism Spectrum Disorders need to know. She talks through getting ready for college, dorm life and living away from parents, what to expect from classes, professors and exams, and how to cope in new social situations and make friends. This book is a must-read for all students on the autism spectrum who are about to begin their first year of college, parents and teachers who are helping them prepare, and college faculty and staff.

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Helping Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder Express their Thoughts and Knowledge in Writing Tips and Exercises for Developing Writing Skills Elise Geither and Lisa Meeks

September 2014 • 128pp • pb • 9781849059961 • $26.95

Improving the writing skills of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder is an important factor in helping them to make a smooth transition from high school to the increased expectations of university. This book offers practical guidance and writing exercises for educators to use to help students to get their thoughts and knowledge down in writing.

Supporting College and University Students with Invisible Disabilities A Guide for Faculty and Staff Working with Students with Autism, AD/HD, Language Processing Disorders, Anxiety, and Mental Illness Christy Oslund 160pp • pb • 9781849059558 • $26.95

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This useful handbook provides university faculty and staff with an overview of invisible disabilities, such as autism, AD/HD, dyslexia, OCD and affective disorders, and facilitates an understanding of the unique needs of these students. Practical chapters provide ideas for adapting teaching methods and offering accommodations.

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Been There. Done That. Try This!

An Aspie’s Guide to Life on Earth Edited by Tony Attwood, Craig R. Evans and Anita Lesko

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2014 • 352pp • pb • 9781849059640 • $24.95

Temple Grandin, Liane Holliday Willey, Anita Lesko, Stephen M. Shore, and many other Aspie mentors, offer their personal guidance on coping with the daily stressors that Aspies have identified as being the most significant, in order of urgency—anxiety, self-esteem, change, meltdowns, depression, friendship, love, and much, much more. Based on years of personal experience, this book is packed with advice from Aspie mentors who have all been there and done that! World expert Dr. Tony Attwood rounds up each chapter with professional analysis and extensive recommendations. He includes essential information on destructive strategies that may look attractive, but that have counter-productive effects.

The Wonderful World of Work A Workbook for Asperteens Jeanette Purkis Illustrated by Andrew Hore


2014 • 128pp • pb • 9781849054997 • $24.95

This hands-on workbook demystifies the world of work in order to help teenagers with Asperger syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder) feel confident in their ability to be successful at their studies and get a job.

Each chapter talks the teen through a different element of employment, including the benefits of having a job, why education is important, how to write a resume and succeed at job interviews, and the advantages and disadvantages of autism in the workplace. A variety of different industries and jobs are explored to encourage teens to begin to think about careers that might appeal to them and suit their skills and interests. Full of practical information, engaging activities, funny illustrations and inspiring personal stories, this book gives Asperteens a positive image of what people on the autism spectrum can achieve and is an essential career guidance aid for parents and teachers working with young adults.

AutiPower! Successful Living and Working with an Autism Spectrum Disorder Herman Jansen and Betty Rombout Translated by Karin Lemmen 176pp • pb • 9781849054379 • $22.95

‘The stories in this book provide real insight into how the autistic mind works. Readers will be encouraged and empowered by the many examples of resilience, perseverance and self-acceptance.’ —Barbara Bissonnette, principal of Forward Motion Coaching and author of The Complete Guide to Getting a Job for People with Asperger’s Syndrome and Asperger’s Syndrome Workplace Survival Guide

AutiPower! presents a series of candid interviews with adults on the autism spectrum that offers a unique insight into their work and life experiences. Through these inspiring accounts we hear of the many ways that people with autism have overcome challenges and used their autism traits for employment success. 9



Caged in Chaos

A Dyspraxic Guide to Breaking Free Updated Edition Victoria Biggs Illustrated by Sharon Tsang May 2014 • 216pp • pb • 9781849054744 • $19.95

Written by a teenager with dyspraxia, this is a humorous and inspiring practical guide for young adults with dyspraxia and those around them trying to get to grips with the physical, social and psychological chaos caused by developmental co-ordination disorders (DCDs). Victoria Biggs was sixteen years old when she wrote Caged in Chaos. She went on to study English at the University of Cambridge. Now in her twenties, she is completing a doctorate at the University of Manchester, researching how storytelling can be used to support children living with war and violence.

In her own conversational style, Victoria Biggs explains the primary effects of dyspraxia—disorganization, clumsiness and poor short-term memory—as well as other difficulties that dyspraxic teenagers encounter, such as bullying and low self-esteem. Peppered with personal stories from other teens, this award-winning book offers down-to-earth advice on a wide range of adolescent issues, from puberty, health and hygiene to family life and making friends. The new edition includes an update from the author on her university and work experiences and how dyspraxia affects her now as an adult. Her positive approach and profound empathy with others in her situation make this book a must-read.

Beating Dyspraxia with a Hop, Skip and a Jump coming soon

A Simple Exercise Program for Home and School 2nd Edition Geoff Platt

December 2014 • 208pp • pb • 9781849055604 • $25.95

Geoff Platt’s exercise program, tailored to help children with dyspraxia to overcome their symptoms, enjoy physical activities, and become as active as their friends and classmates, is now proven to be even more effective. This revised and expanded edition outlines the fun and easy-toteach program, which focuses on familiar activities such as running, jumping and ball play, and explains how regular exercise routines can reduce weakness and improve motor skills, such as balance, timing and coordination. It includes extra session plans, incorporates new research, and adds a secondary stage to the exercise program, teaching the skills of praxis, planning movement and improving skills. This practical guide will be an essential resource for Physical Education teachers and non-specialist teachers of recreation and games classes who are looking to help children with dyspraxia to reduce weakness and improve motor skills, as well as parents.


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The Elephant in the ADHD Room

Beating Boredom as the Secret to Managing ADHD Letitia Sweitzer July 2014 • 240pp • pb • 9781849059657 • $29.95

Letitia Sweitzer, M.Ed., BCC, ACC, is trained in ADHD coaching by the Edge Foundation (www. She coaches adults and young people with ADHD as well as enjoying a general coaching practice and working at a drug and alcohol addiction treatment center.

Boredom and boredom avoidance drive the behaviors of inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity—the diagnostic criteria of ADHD. This is the first ADHD resource to thoroughly explore the connection between the two. Full of innovative approaches, the book introduces a wide range of strategies for professionals working in clinical, educational and therapeutic settings to help those with ADHD beat boredom and engage with tasks and goals they want or need to achieve. Approaches specifically designed for toddlers, children, teenagers and adults are included that can then be incorporated into schoolwork, jobs, relationships and everyday life. This practical resource will provide professionals who diagnose, treat, coach, and teach those with ADHD or those who suffer from frequent or pervasive boredom, with the tools to alleviate boredom in order to improve both concentration and mood.

Tackling Selective Mutism

A Guide for Professionals and Parents Edited by Benita Rae Smith and Alice Sluckin Foreword by Jean Gross CBE October 2014 • 256pp • pb • 9781849053938 • $31.95

Benita Rae Smith is a retired speech and language therapist and senior lecturer in speech pathology and therapy (specializing in child language and communication development and disorder). Alice Sluckin, OBE is Chair and Founder of the Selective Mutism Information and Research Association (SMIRA). She was a senior psychiatric social worker in a clinical setting for many years. Both have written widely, Alice on selective mutism and other conditions and Rae on linguistic pragmatics and related issues in journals and books. The editors both live in Leicester, UK.

Bringing together the latest research and understanding on selective mutism, this edited book gives essential information on the various treatment and therapy options. Experts in the fields of speech and language therapy, psychology, music therapy education and communication offer a wide range of professional perspectives on the condition, while case studies from people with selective mutism, past sufferers and parents reveal the personal impact. The book also clarifies what support a person with selective mutism is likely to need at home, school and in social situations. This definitive volume on selective mutism will be key reading for professionals such as speech and language therapists, educational psychologists, child psychiatrists, child and adolescent mental health workers and anyone working with selective mutism in therapeutic and educational settings, as well as family members wanting a closer understanding of what selective mutism is and how they can help.



Talk to Me

Conversation Strategies for Parents of Children on the Autism Spectrum or with Speech and Language Impairments

Heather Jones 2014 • 168pp • pb • 9781849054287 • $19.95

In this hands-on guide, Heather Jones offers practical advice, born of experience with her own son, which will help you teach your child the principles of communication. Full of strategies and examples, it shows how you can allay fears, build confidence and teach your child to enjoy conversation. Once a child gets used to talking with other people, many life skills can develop more easily as they grow up—from making friends and shopping for themselves, to being interviewed and eventually getting a job.

A Different Kettle of Fish

A Day in the Life of a Physics Student with Autism

Michael Barton Foreword by Delia Barton Illustrated by Michael Barton June 2014 • 72pp • hb • 9781849055321 • $15.95

During a trip to London, taking in tube announcements, guitar shops, and the Science Museum Michael Barton explores and explains the confusing “neurotypical” world of contradictory signage, hidden meanings and nonsensical figures of speech. His quirky and comic illustrations bring to life the journey from the comfort of his familiar university surroundings into the hectic bustle of central London.

The Conversation Train

A Visual Approach to Conversation for Children on the Autism Spectrum Joel Shaul, LCSW 2014 • 72pp • pb • 9781849059862 • $24.95

This inventive color picture book uses the metaphor of a train to teach basic conventions of conversation to children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Locomotives are like greetings; they get the train going. Train cars are like different speakers’ turns; it is good to have at least a few when you are in conversation. A switch track is like a tactful change in the topic of conversation. When a conversation veers off-topic it is like a derailed train. As well as attractive color photographs of trains, the book contains engaging photocopiable worksheets and coloring pages to help promote skill generalization. This highly visual approach to conversation is ideally suited to children with ASDs aged approximately 5-13.


The Green Zone Conversation Book Finding Common Ground in Conversation for Children on the Autism Spectrum

Joel Shaul October 2014 • 88pp • hb • 9781849057592 • $29.95

In conversation, children on the autism spectrum often struggle to select topics of interest to others. Many have strong, narrow interests and feel compelled to introduce these subjects when they talk. This book provides a simple visual model to help children experience more success in finding common ground in conversation. The “Green Zone” is a visual representation of finding common ground between one person (blue) and another person (yellow) to create a “green zone” that represents the pair’s shared interests. The book, illustrated with dozens of photographs representing the range of other people’s interests, clearly explains what the “Green Zone” is and how to find it, and contains many photocopiable conversation practice activities and reinforcement worksheets based on this simple visual.

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I’ll tell you why I can’t wear those clothes! Talking about tactile defensiveness Noreen O’Sullivan

2014 • 60pp • hb • 9781849055109 • $16.95

‘It’s perfect. From start to finish. I am so proud to be a small part of it. I really am.’ —Jessica Ralli, special educator and owner of Soft Clothing

Do you know a child who hates the feel of certain items of clothing? This is a child’s perspective on a largely unrecognized condition called tactile defensiveness, a physical condition that causes hypersensitivity to certain touch sensations. Intended for adults and children to read together, the illustrated book explains reasons a child may become emotionally overwhelmed by daily routines such as putting on clothing, socks and shoes. The workbook format allows children to express and explore their own feelings through drawings or words, in order to explain their misunderstood behavior. A perfect book for children, families, teachers, therapists and other professionals dealing with tactile defensiveness suitable to be read with children aged 4 and above.

Simple Low-Cost Games and Activities for Sensorimotor Learning

A Sourcebook of Ideas for Young Children Including Those with Autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, and Other Learning Differences Lisa A. Kurtz May 2014 • 176pp • pb • 9781849059770 • $24.95

Using materials that are readily-available in most households or that can be purchased or homemade at a very low cost, these games and activities are appropriate for all children, including those with autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, and other learning challenges. The book includes clear descriptions of how to carry out each activity, helpful illustrations, and ways to adapt activities according to the child’s individual needs. In addition, a comprehensive reference guide to the activities enables easy searching for games suited to the development of particular skills. This sourcebook is the key to easy-to-understand, low-cost, and effective games and activities that will support the development of sensorimotor skills. It is a useful tool for parents, caregivers, therapists, and teachers of children with or without special needs.

Sensory Stories Joanna Grace coming soon

November 2014 • 176pp • pb • 9781849054843 • $29.95

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.



The Asperkid’s Game Plan

Extraordinary Minds, Purposeful Play... Ordinary Stuff Jennifer Cook O’Toole 2014 • 248pp • hb • 9781849059596 • $26.95

learn and have fun!

‘Score! Jennifer Cook O’Toole wins again with “The Asperkid’s Game Plan,” and so do we—the teachers, parents, and clinicians who are looking for ways to be better communicators and educators for our Asperkids. Every child wants to learn, especially those on the autism spectrum, and it’s up to us to reach and teach them using methods that will foster their unique abilities and learning strengths. O’Toole’s “Game Plan” is insightful, empowering, and packed full of “purposeful play” activities that are easy to do and mindblowingly fun!’ —Jodi Murphy, founder of Geek Club Books and mother of an Asperkid

The Asperkid’s Game Plan looks from the inside at the learning style of children with Asperger syndrome and explains how to introduce structured play that engages Asperkids and explicitly addresses ASD weaknesses while exploiting ASD strengths. Demonstrating how just about anything can be turned into an opportunity for learning and growth, the book is bursting with go-to ideas for making simple play equipment in the home or classroom and using it to develop core skills that Asperkids struggle with, from fine motor and social skills, to planning and organization. Whether it’s origami math, fried marbles, or a bug’s eye view scavenger hunt, every game, project, and idea in the book is explained with clear directions and learning objectives and illustrated with color photographs. Jennifer O’Toole’s enthusiastic approach and fun lessons will inspire and motivate parents, educators, and therapists to make purposeful play a part of every Asperkid’s day. BESTSELLER


An Insider’s Guide to Loving, Understanding and Teaching Children with Asperger Syndrome Jennifer Cook O’Toole Foreword by Liane Holliday Willey 192pp • pb • 9781849059022 • $19.95

‘A mother with Asperger syndrome (AS) and three Aspie children, O’Toole is uniquely situated to understand the best ways to approach parenting and teaching youths with AS.... O’Toole approaches the Aspie lifestyle with a great deal of humor and insight. She’s particularly good at explaining the hurdles Aspie children face daily as they navigate school and social settings, and she helps readers see the world the way anyone with AS does. The result is an easy-to-read guide to interacting with Aspie children, replete with additional resources and references.’ —Library Journal Reviews

Asperkids is an insider’s guide full of effective and fun methods for engaging with children with Asperger Syndrome. Award-winning Aspie, teacher and parent, Jennifer O’Toole discusses theory of mind, communication, sensory difficulties, and how to use a child’s special interests to encourage academic, social, and emotional growth.


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The Asperkid’s Launch Pad

Home Design to Empower Everyday Superheroes Jennifer Cook O’Toole 168pp • hb • 9781849059312 • $19.95

‘It is clear that the book is multi-purpose, in that it seeks to provide families with a safe, comfortable and functional environment while also emphasising the numerous opportunities to build important skills within the home... The tips within involve relatively un-intrusive changes to the home that are easily achievable and are likely to provide a very positive outcome for the whole family.’ —International Journal of Developmental Disabilities

The Asperkid’s Launch Pad is a visually-led guide to preparing a home environment that supports the development of children with Asperger syndrome. From a bedroom light switch that the child can easily reach, to a tucked-away safe place that he or she can retreat to when feeling overwhelmed or anxious, small changes in the home can boost the child’s self-confidence, independence, comfort and life skills. Awardwinning author Jennifer O’Toole gives readers a walk-through tour of the home, showing, room by room, how physical surroundings affect Asperkids and highlighting the learning opportunities in every space and object. Beautifully presented with color photographs throughout, this functional and fun book will win a place in the homes and hearts of all parents of children with Asperger syndrome.

The Asperkid’s Not-Your-Average-Coloring-Book Jennifer Cook O’Toole 64pp • pb • 9781849059589 • $12.95

‘I really like Jennifer’s idea of using special interests to encourage spectrum kids to try new things.’ —Temple Grandin, author of Thinking in Pictures

Gathering the artistic talents of Asperkids and artists from around the world, as well as her own original artwork, Jennifer O’Toole has created a one-of-a-kind coloring book that’s educational, fun and above all a celebration of difference! We all know that children with Asperger syndrome are far more likely to learn and enjoy themselves when their special interests are involved, and the color-in drawings in this book cover a wide range of subjects that Aspies love. We’re talking mythology, atomic structures, nature, historical fashions, and more! Full of cool art, geeky humor, and inspirational quotations, this is a coloring book for all ages that celebrates the unapologetic awesomeness of Asperkids. A proportion of the proceeds will go towards supporting arts programs for children on the autism spectrum. Turn to p.45 for bestselling book for teens and tweens The Asperkid’s (Secret) Book of Social Rules.


fiction and picture books

The Disappointment Dragon

Learning to cope with disappointment (for all children and dragon tamers, including those with Asperger syndrome)

K.I. Al-Ghani Illustrated by Haitham Al-Ghani 64pp • hb • 9781849054324 • $19.95

The Disappointment Dragon sometimes comes to see us all and, if we let him, he can make us feel sad or angry. He visits Bobby when he is not picked for the school football team, he also finds Lucinda when she has to miss an exciting school trip because she has the Chicken Pox. He even tries to take the whole of Class Three down to the Valley of Despair when their favourite teacher moves away. Will the Dragon of Hope be able to chase away the Disappointment Dragon and help them see things more positively? The Panicosaurus

Managing Anxiety in Children Including Those with Asperger Syndrome

K.I. Al-Ghani Illustrated by Haitham Al-Ghani 56pp • hb • 9781849053563 • $19.95

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. BESTSELLER

The Red Beast

Controlling Anger in Children with Asperger’s Syndrome

K.I. Al-Ghani Illustrated by Haitham Al-Ghani 48pp • hb • 9781843109433 • $21.95

Rufus is in the school playground when his friend John kicks a ball that hits him in the stomach, and wakes up the sleeping red beast. The red beast doesn’t see that John is sorry—how can Rufus tame the red beast? This vibrant fully illustrated children’s storybook is written for children aged 5+, and is an accessible, fun way to talk about anger.

MI29 - Mouseweb International to the Rescue! S. J. Tozer Illustrated by Rosy Salaman 2014 • 80pp • pb • 9781849054966 • $12.95

Did you know that we humans are monitored by Mouseweb International, a worldwide network of mice working undercover to lend a paw whenever we need it most? This is the story of Lily Jane Watson, a 13-year-old in desperate need of some help from the spies at Mouseweb International Department 29 (MI29). Operating out of the lost property cupboard at Abbotsford airport, Agent Windsor Smith and his family devise a clever plot to come to her rescue. But with Mr Clamp, the airport manager, laying traps and a crafty gang of rats attempting to scupper their plans, will MI29 succeed?

Tomas Loves...

A rhyming book about fun, friendship - and autism coming soon

Jude Welton Illustrated by Jane Telford November 2014 • 32pp • hb • 9781849055444 • $15.95

This beautifully illustrated, rhyming book is a perfect introduction to autism for young readers aged 2 and over, including children on the autism spectrum and their friends and siblings. In helping the reader get to know Tomas, the book encourages children to recognize what they have in common with him, not just what makes him different. 16

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Body and self-esteem

The Kids’ Guide to Staying Awesome and In Control Simple Stuff to Help Children Regulate their Emotions and Senses Lauren Brukner Illustrated by Apsley

August 2014 • 96pp • hb • 9781849059978 • $19.95

From breathing exercises and pressure holds to noise-reducing headphones and gum, this illustrated book is packed with simple strategies and tools to help children with emotional and sensory regulation difficulties aged approximately 7 to 14 years to stay cool, calm and in control.

The Autism Fitness Handbook

An Exercise Program to Boost Body Image, Motor Skills, Posture and Confidence in Children and Teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder David S. Geslak October 2014 • 176pp • pb • 9781849059985 • $26.95

A new edition of a popular program by a well-known autism fitness specialist, this book contains a wealth of innovative exercises to boost body image, motor coordination, posture, muscular and cardiovascular fitness and overall health and wellbeing in children and teens on the autism spectrum, and is ideal for use at home or at school.

Asanas for Autism and Special Needs Shawnee Thornton Hardy January 2015 • 144pp • pb • 9781849059886 • $19.95

This how-to handbook gives parents, teachers, and yoga instructors step-by-step instruction to teach yoga poses to a child with autism or other special needs. They will learn how to teach yoga in a fun and interactive way using games and activities with numerous benefits to the child from teaching body parts to emotional and sensory regulation. Children at Their Best

Understanding and Using the Five Elements to Develop Children’s Full Potential for Parents, Teachers, and Therapists

Karin Kalbantner-Wernicke and Bettye Jo Wray-Fears 2014 • 344pp • 9781848191181 • pb • $29.95

The authors describe an exciting new way of understanding a child’s development by looking at how the Five Elements of Chinese thought can explain patterns of behavior. They list the problems that can occur if a child’s elements are not in balance and presents approaches and activities to help them become more balanced, happier and more resilient.

Your Body is Awesome Body Respect for Children

Sigrun Danielsdottir June 2014 • 36pp • 9781848192287 • pb • $17.95

The colorful illustrations in this picture book will help children learn to love their bodies from an early age and appreciate all the wonderful things their bodies do. The book promotes a healthy attitude which will help children understand that all bodies are different and encourage them to take good care of their bodies throughout their lives. 17

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Helping Adolescents and Adults to Build Self-Esteem A Photocopiable Resource Book Deborah M. Plummer

August 2014 • 272pp • 9781849054256 • pb • $39.95

Brimming with innovative ideas for supporting the development of healthy self-esteem, this fully updated and expanded new edition of Deborah M. Plummer’s popular resource is an indispensable aid to those working with adolescents and young adults. The easy-to-use photocopiable activity sheets are suitable for work with individuals and with groups.

Building Self-Esteem in Children and Teens Who Are Adopted or Fostered Dr. Sue Cornbluth August 2014 • 160pp • 9781849054669 • pb • $19.95

In Building Self-Esteem in Children Who Are Adopted or Fostered Dr. Sue offers useful advice and outlines proven techniques for those supporting children aged 7+ to help them grow up to be confident and successful.

Life Coaching for Kids

A Practical Manual to Coach Children and Young People to Success, Well-being and Fulfilment Nikki Giant May 2014 • 216pp • 9781849059824 • pb • $29.95

Life coaching is a great way to help young people build self-esteem, set positive goals and deal with issues such as bullying, anxiety and poor body image. This practical guide to coaching young people aged 9-16 covers how it works, the benefits and how to do it.

All About Drugs and Young People

Essential Information and Advice for Parents and Professionals Julian Cohen June 2014 • 304pp • 9781849054270 • pb • $26.95

From the effects of drugs and drug laws to how best to support young people, this book is packed with information and guidance to help you understand drugs and how and why young people use them. As well as practical advice and up-to-date information, the book has a drugs glossary which includes the newest drugs such as legal highs.

The KidsKope Peer Mentoring Programme

A Therapeutic Approach to Help Children and Young People Build Resilience and Deal with Conflict Nina Wroe and Penny McFarlane October 2014 • 176pp • 9781849055000 • pb • $32.95

This creative programme trains young people how to mentor younger children, and provides outlines of therapeutic workshops and creative activities to use. Workshops cover issues such as bullying, conflict with parents, change and transitions, and photocopiable activities, such as games, role play and relaxation techniques, are provided 18

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Body and self-esteem

Banish Your Body Image Thief

A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Building Positive Body Image for Young People Kate Collins-Donnelly 2014 • 240pp • 9781849054638 • pb • $24.95

This imaginative workbook is full of activities and strategies to build a positive body image. Using cognitive behavioral techniques, it shows how to banish negative thoughts and feelings and build self-esteem, positive beliefs and a healthy body image. Suitable for young people aged 10+ to work through alone or with a parent or practitioner.

Banish Your Self-Esteem Thief

A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Building Positive Self-Esteem for Young People Kate Collins-Donnelly 2014 • 240pp • 9781849054621 • pb • $24.95

Build up your confidence and self-esteem by learning how to banish your Self-Esteem Thief with this fun and imaginative workbook. Full of tips and strategies based on cognitive behavioral and mindfulness principles, it helps you banish negative thoughts and build healthy self-esteem. Suitable for young people aged 10+.

Starving the Anger Gremlin for Children Aged 5-9 A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Anger Management Kate Collins-Donnelly

September 2014 • 144pp • 9781849054935 • pb • $19.95

The Anger Gremlin is a naughty creature who loves to feed on angry feelings, and the angrier you get, the bigger he gets! Packed with fun, simple activities and games, it will help children aged 5-9 understand why they get angry and how they can control their angry feelings to make the Anger Gremlin go away. Suitable for parents and practitioners.

Starving the Anxiety Gremlin for Children Aged 5-9 A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Anxiety Management Kate Collins-Donnelly

September 2014 • 144pp • 9781849054928 • pb • $19.95

The Anxiety Gremlin loves to eat anxious feelings; the more anxious you feel, the more he eats and the bigger he gets! Learn how to get rid of the Anxiety Gremlin with this fun and imaginative workbook for children aged 5-9, packed with puzzles, games, coloring and drawing activities to help children understand their anxiety and how to control it. see our bestselling Gremlins series on p.35


can I tell you about...

Can I tell you about Diabetes (Type 1)?

Can I tell you about Anxiety?

Julie Edge

Lucy Willetts and Polly Waite

2014 • 64pp • 9781849054690 • pb • $13.95

2014 • 56pp • 9781849055277 • pb • $13.95

Can I tell you about Tourette Syndrome?

Can I tell you about Eating Disorders?

Mal Leicester

Bryan Lask and Lucy Watson

56pp • 9781849054072 • pb • $13.95

2014 • 56pp • 9781849054218 • pb • $13.95

Can I tell you about Cerebral Palsy?

Can I tell you about having a Stroke?

A guide for friends, family and professionals

A guide for friends, family and professionals

A guide for friends, family and professionals

Marion Stanton 2014 • 64pp • 9781849054645 • pb • $13.95

Can I tell you about ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

A guide for friends, family and professionals

Jacqueline Rayner 2014 • 64pp • 9781849054522 • pb • $13.95

Can I tell you about Dyspraxia?

A guide for friends, family and professionals

Maureen Boon 2014 • 56pp • 9781849054478 • pb • $13.95


A guide for friends, family and professionals

A guide for friends, family and professionals

A guide for friends, family and professionals

Lisa Taylor and Swee Hong Chia 2014 • 64pp • 9781849054959 • pb • $13.95

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autism spectrum disorders

A Practical Guide to Mental Health Problems in Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder It’s not just their autism!

Khalid Karim, Alvina Ali and Michelle O’Reilly 288pp • 9781849053235 • pb • $29.95

This book explores the relationship between mental health and ASD. Illustrating with case studies a wide range of mental health issues commonly found in autistic children, the authors go on to suggest practical strategies for parents and professionals to help ameliorate the difficulties which arise from these co-morbid mental health conditions. ‘Children and young people on the autism spectrum are more vulnerable to developing mental health problems for a variety of reasons, but we can do much to reduce the likelihood of some of these (e.g. anxiety and depression). This book gives a very comprehensive account of the difficulties which can co-occur with autism and summarises current strategies to address these. As such, it is a very important and accessible addition to the relatively sparse literature on the subject for parents, caregivers and practitioners.’ — Dr. Glenys Jones, Chartered Psychologist, Autism Center for Education and Research, University of Birmingham, UK

bestselling ‘classic’

The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome Tony Attwood

Exploring Feelings for Young Children with High-Functioning Autism or Asperger’s Disorder

400 pp • pb • 9781843106692 • $24.95 • hb • 9781843104957 • $39.95

The STAMP Treatment Manual

Angela Scarpa, Anthony Wells and Tony Attwood

“Skillfully brings together the current information on this fascinating condition and is an essential purchase.” —Library Journal

152pp • pb • 9781849059206 • $35.00

This bestselling guide is the definitive handbook on Asperger’s syndrome (AS). Drawing on case studies and personal accounts from Attwood’s extensive clinical experience, and from his correspondence with individuals with AS, this book is both authoritative and extremely accessible.

Asperger’s Syndrome

A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Tony Attwood Foreword by Lorna Wing 224pp • pb • 9781853025778 • $19.95

‘[Attwood’s] book, Asperger’s Syndrome—A Guide for Parents and Professionals was the first I read and though I have read many more since, I can say his is the best one. My daughter’s school district was as unfamiliar as I was with Asperger’s at first, so, along with other resources, I loaned them the book. The school psychologist said it really helped him to understand and plan a behavior modification plan for Stephanie.’ —Exceptional Parent Magazine

Autism Spectrum Disorders Through the Life Span Digby Tantam 576pp • hb • 9781843109938 • $125.00 • pb • 9781849053440 • $49.95


The book contains the latest research on the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, intervention and support of individuals with ASD, and examines their implications at various stages of life. A wide range of neurological, genetic, psychological, developmental, social, and emotional issues are covered.

The Stress and Anger Management Program (STAMP) uses a cognitive behavioral approach to encourage children who suffer from mood difficulties to explore and control their emotions. This practical manual outlines a dynamic and effective 9-session program designed specifically for young children with highfunctioning autism or Asperger’s syndrome.

CBT to Help Young People with Asperger’s Syndrome or Mild Autism to Understand and Express Affection A Manual for Professionals

Tony Attwood and Michelle Garnett 208 pp • pb • 8.5 x 11 • 9781849054126 • $35.00

The authors provide CBT program for use by professionals to address the difficulty children and young people with Autism Spectrum Disorders have in expressing, experiencing and enjoying affection appropriately with friends, family members and other adults. see also From Like to Love a book for parents on p.53


autism spectrum disorders Alphabet Kids — From ADD to Zellweger Syndrome

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

Robbie Woliver 480pp • pb • 9781849058223• $24.95 • hb • 9781843108801 • $44.95

‘An invaluable reference tool for every pediatric specialist and educator....all in one, easy to read, positive and encouraging book!’ —Kimberly Williams, PsyD, Neuropsychologist, NYU Child Study Center From ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) to ZS (Zellweger Syndrome)-there seems to be an alphabet disorder for almost every behavior. 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. As the rates of these disorders dramatically rise, Alphabet Kids explains it all. Robbie Woliver covers 70 childhood disorders, providing information on causes, cures, treatments and prognoses. Chapters include a comprehensive list of signs and symptoms, and the disorders are illustrated with inspirational true-life stories.

A Brief Guide to Autism Treatments Elisabeth Hollister Sandberg and Becky L. Spritz 176pp • pb • 9781849059046 • $19.95

This straight-talking practical guide provides brief, user-friendly descriptions of the most commonly publicized treatments for autism, summarizing the available information in an objective and accessible way. Each short chapter covers a single treatment from Applied Behavior Analysis to GlutenFree Casein-Free diets, as well as lesser known therapies such as Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. Each includes a definition and description; a summary of the prevailing information gleaned from popular press; an explanation of what the science says; and an idea of potential costs to parents and schools.

A Beginner’s Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorders Essential Information for Parents and Professionals

Paul G. Taylor 112pp • pb • 9781849052337 • $15.95

This short introduction is an ideal starting point for anyone encountering ASD for the first time. The book covers all of the essential information needed to ground an understanding of the condition and offers effective practical strategies for assisting children who are living with ASD. It advocates putting aside conventional thinking and considering things from a different perspective — the way that the child with ASD sees the world.


The Early Identification of Autism Spectrum Disorders A Visual Guide

Patricia O’Brien Towle 160pp • pb • 9781849053297 • $36.95

This unique visual guide aims to equip readers with the skills to recognize 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.

How to Detect Developmental Delay and What to Do Next Practical Interventions for Home and School

Mary Mountstephen 176pp • pb • 9781849050227 • $18.95

This forthright guide offers practical advice on how to recognize the signs of developmental delay and address difficulties effectively. The author presents a practical approach to dealing with developmental delay, equipping readers with the knowledge, understanding and tools to tackle problems. By clearly explaining how children develop, drawing on the expertise of a number of specialists in the field and detailing straightforward interventions, the author enables parents and teachers to identify a wide range of problems and empowers them with the information they need to take action.

More Cognitively Advanced Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism, Asperger Syndrome and PDD/NOS — The Basics 2nd edition

Susan J. Moreno 112pp • pb • 9781849059107 • $9.95

‘Susan’s ability to understand ASD from so many different perspectives and to integrate and articulate what she has learned results in an exciting, practical, and energizing approach to the field. Anyone interested in ASD will not want to miss this wonderful contribution.’ —Dr. Gary Mesibov, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and former Director of Division TEACCH

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autism spectrum disorders BESTSELLER

Asperger Syndrome — What Teachers Need to Know Second Edition

Matt Winter with Clare Lawrence 128pp • pb • 9781849052030 • $18.95

‘The book presents a balanced look at the positive and negative traits of the syndrome and thoroughly describes the four distinct components of AS: social interaction, communication, imagination, and sensory sensitivity. Concrete strategies are presented to assist students with AS to participate fully in school.’ —ForeWord Reviews Concise and instantly accessible, this fully revised second edition gives a clear summary of up-to-date information on Asperger Syndrome, describing the common characteristics to look out for, and offering simple strategies for adapting to the educational needs of students with AS. Packed with useful tips and practical advice, this guide answers key questions such as ‘Am I qualified to teach this child?’ and ‘How can I help the pupil with AS to learn?’ New material includes information for teaching older children and adolescents with AS, tips on what to do when problems arise, as well as suggestions for a wholeschool approach to helping students with AS.

Asperger Syndrome in the Inclusive Classroom Advice and Strategies for Teachers

Stacey W. Betts, Dion E. Betts and Lisa N. Gerber-Eckard Foreword by Peter Riffle 160pp • pb • 9781843108405 • $21.95

Based on the successful experiences of classroom teachers, and written from a teacher’s perspective, this book provides creative and easy-to-apply strategies that support and encourage students with Asperger Syndrome (AS) in the mainstream classroom, from organization and time management techniques to framing classroom instructions to make lessons more accessible for children with AS. This book is essential reading for teachers and school staff who want to fully include AS students in the classroom.

Reaching and Teaching the Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Using Learning Preferences and Strengths

Heather MacKenzie 272pp • pb • 9781843106234 • $25.95

This accessible book provides a positive approach to understanding and educating children on the autism spectrum. Based on well-researched theory and extensive clinical experience, the author provides a comprehensive model for developing lifelong independent learning skills in children with autism between the ages of 3 and 12 years old. The book describes the underlying principles, learning preferences and strengths typical of children with autism. Easy to follow activities and approaches are described in each chapter, along with clear examples and illustrations.


A Practical Guide for Teachers of Students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder in Secondary Education Debra Costley, Elaine Keane, Trevor Clark and Kathleen Lane 160pp • pb • 9781849053105 • $25.95

“A valuable manual for professionals who will be guiding their students through an important chapter in life....This book is like a teacher training and support group all wrapped into one package. The outcomes of reading it are plentiful, but the most important result is a student who is better understood.” —Kirstina Ordetx, EdD, CNS, CEO of the Center for Autism Resources and Education, Florida, and author of Teaching Theory of Mind This book has all the essential guidance and tools that anyone working in education will need to help students on the autism spectrum perform to their best potential and stay organized and on track with their school work. The book also covers general obstacles including social situations, anxiety, mental health and the next steps after school.

A Best Practice Guide to Assessment and Intervention for Autism and Asperger Syndrome in Schools Lee A. Wilkinson Foreword by Diane Twachtman-Cullen 208pp • pb • 9781849058117 • $25.95

With a focus on best practice and the importance of early diagnosis, this book provides a practical and scientifically-based approach to the assessment and diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome and autism spectrum conditions. It offers a balance of conceptual, practical and empirical information designed to bridge the research-to-practice gap in identifying, assessing, and treating school-aged children with autism-related conditions. With illustrative case studies, FAQs, quick reference boxes, and a glossary, this accessible guide will appeal to teachers, counselors, psychologists, and other professionals.

Asperger’s Syndrome - That Explains Everything

Strategies for Education, Life and Just About Everything Else

Stephen Bradshaw Professor Francesca Happé 304pp • pb • 9781849053518 • $29.95

This book clearly explains proven and practical approaches in education and care that will enable young people with AS to thrive. The author uses anecdotes from his extensive teaching experience to illustrate potential problems relating to anxiety, communication, social rules, relationships and classroom behavior, and put forward solutions.


autism spectrum disorders

Teaching Children with Autism and Related Spectrum Disorders

Key Learning Skills for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Christy L. Magnusen

Thomas L. Whitman and Nicole DeWitt

An Art and a Science

A Blueprint for Life

Foreword by Tony Attwood

336 pp • pb • 9781849058643 • $27.95

128 pp • pb • 9781843107477 • $23.95

Essential reading for teachers, this book examines autism spectrum disorders within a developmental context. Specific intervention strategies and program examples for developing with learning challenges based on an innovative approach.

“Aimed at teachers and parents as a guide competencies in areas such as joint attention, sensory integration, motor functioning, impulse control, memory, self-awareness, theory of mind and empathy, abstract thinking, problem-solving, social skills and community engagement, are presented.

Teaching Theory of Mind

A Curriculum for Children with High Functioning Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, and Related Social Challenges

Kirstina Ordetx Foreword by Susan J. Moreno 112pp • pb • 9781849058971 • $34.95

This book provides an innovative, easy-to-follow curriculum for teaching children with autism spectrum disorders to relate to and interact with others successfully by developing basic Theory of Mind skills. Containing twelve lesson plans and 220 cut-out-and-keep cards, it is an essential resource for teachers and other education professionals.

Teaching Your Child with Love and Skill

A Guide for Parents and Other Educators of Children with Autism, including Moderate to Severe Autism

Joyce Show 400 pp • pb • 9781849058766 • $24.95

‘This book is an incredible resource for anyone who has a child with autism or who works with a child with autism. This is the book I wish I’d had when I first started working with my child....I am going to give this book to everyone who works with my son. I will use this book as a constant reference as my son gets older and acquires new skills. This is the absolute best book, most inclusive book, most practical book regarding working with children with autism that I have ever read.’ —Kathy O’Rourke, parent of a child with autism and special education specialist, College View School, California —OAASIS

Developing Flexibility Skills in Children and Teens with Autism The 5P Approach to Thinking, Learning and Behaviour

Linda Miller 176pp • pb • 9781849053624 • $39.95

Typified by rigid behavior, narrow interests, obsessions and poor problem solving skills, limited flexibility often presents a considerable barrier to learning for students with autism. This book provides a comprehensive framework with which to improve flexible thinking and reduce problem behaviors.

Helping Students Take Control of Everyday Executive Functions The Attention Fix

Paula Moraine 208pp • pb • 9781849058841 • $26.95

This book presents an innovative model for strengthening and developing executive function in any student, including those with attention, memory, organization, planning, inhibition, initiative, and flexibility difficulties. It provides guidance on how to support each student’s evolving executive function

Working with Asperger Syndrome in the Classroom An Insider’s Guide

Gill D. Ansell 176 pp • pb • 9781849051569 • $22.95

“Ansell concentrates on providing readers with a wealth of recommendations for overcoming the many challenges that the teaching assistant working with autistic individuals faces.... There is such a vast amount of advice presented that even the experienced practitioner will discover useful suggestions to enhance a repertoire of strategies....For the new entrant to the world of autistic spectrum disorders, whether teaching assistant or teacher, this book will prove a valuable resource both for the vast amount of practical advice it contains and the passion with which it is presented.” —Bulletin

Improving Learning Through Dynamic Assessment

A Practical Classroom Resource

Fraser Lauchlan and Donna Carrigan Essential Listening Skills for Busy School Staff What to Say When You Don’t Know What to Say

Nick Luxmoore October 2014 • 96pp • 9781849055659 • pb • $19.95

This accessible guide helps school staff members with the difficult issue of how to effectively listen and respond to pupils and staff in need of support.


176pp • pb • 9781849053730 • $49.95

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.

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autism spectrum disorders APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS A Step-by-Step Curriculum for Early Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders Lindsay Hilsen, M.Ed., BCBA 416pp • pb • 9781849058742 • $50.00

This curriculum gives a clear outline on what and how to teach the young child with autism, using principles of applied behavior analysis. The book is divided into three sections: Assessment, Curriculum and Mastered, each with built-in data collection. It covers nearly 90 steps in a child’s development, broken down into manageable tasks.

A Step-by-Step ABA Curriculum for Young Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders (Age 3-10) Lindsay Hilsen, M.Ed., BCBA 384pp • pb • 9781849059282 • $50.00

This curriculum gives a clear outline on what and how to teach the child aged 3 to 10 with autism, using principles of applied behavior analysis. The book is divided into three sections: Assessment, Curriculum and Mastered, each with built-in data collection. It covers 10 pivotal areas of a child’s development, broken down into manageable tasks.

Understanding Applied Behavior Analysis An Introduction to ABA for Parents, Teachers, and other Professionals

Albert J. Kearney 120 pp • pb • 9781843108603 • $19.95

‘Clear, accessible, and with a structure that is easyto-follow, this book is an essential introduction to the discipline of ABA and its applications for parents and professionals.’ —Handicap Info Albert J. Kearney explains the kinds of learning and reinforcement processes that form the basis of ABA programs. He then describes how the science of behavior analysis can be applied to real life problems. He looks at how behavior is assessed and various intervention techniques that are often employed with children who have special needs. BESTSELLER

The Verbal Behavior Approach How to Teach Children with Autism and Related Disorders

Mary Lynch Barbera With Tracy Rasmussen Foreword by Mark L. Sundberg 200 pp • pb • 9781843108528 • $19.95

‘A succinct, intelligible tour of an effective intervention for autistic children through both speech and non-verbal communication.’ —Kirkus Reviews

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 384pp • pb • 9781849053709 • $29.95

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 behaviors that are challenging, not just how to manage them superficially. She explains how to overcome common pitfalls to build more effective working relationships.

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

A Guide for Professionals

Deb Keen and Sylvia Rodger Foreword by Professor Margot Prior 256 pp • pb • 9781849051200 • $34.95

‘A practical guide for professionals, from many disciplines, that includes a thorough review of the research literature, and the personal experiences and wisdom of the authors and parents. It will be one of the most read and valuable resources in the library of early intervention services and professionals specializing in autism spectrum disorders.’ —Professor Tony Attwood, Minds & Hearts clinic, Brisbane, Australia

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 320pp • pb • 9781849058827 • $39.95

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.

The Verbal Behavior (VB) approach is a form of Applied Behavior Analysis that is based on B.F. Skinner’s analysis of verbal behavior. In this book Barbera draws on her experiences as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and also as a parent of a child with autism to explain VB and how to use it.



autism spectrum disorders Video Modeling for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders A Practical Guide for Parents and Professionals

Sarah Murray and Brenna Noland

A Book About a Boy with Asperger’s Syndrome

144pp • pb • 9781849059008 • $19.95

Alenka Klemenc

This book provides step-by-step guidance for using innovative video modeling techniques to support the development of young children with autism spectrum disorders. It shows how to film personalized videos that highlight the exact skill that is being taught and how to incorporate these videos into the child’s daily routine to encourage learning.

Foreword by Tony Attwood Illustrated by Urša Rožic

Visual Supports for Visual Thinkers Practical Ideas for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Special Educational Needs

Lisa Rogers 224 pp • pb + CD • 9781849059459 • $49.95

This book is packed with simple, effective tools to assist in the education of students with special education needs. They can be adapted to be used with young children and older learners with a range of educational needs, including nonverbal learners. Based on the author’s years of teaching experience, the book covers how the classroom environment is laid out, how to use schedules and time planning aids, different education approaches and the teaching of social rules and appropriate behavior. All the visual supports are clearly explained alongside examples and photos showing them in use in the classroom. The supports are also included on the accompanying CD as blank templates

Practical Mathematics for Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and Other Developmental Delays Jo Adkins and Sue Larkey Foreword by Tony Attwood Illustrated by 178 color illustrations 144pp • pb • 9781849054003 • $39.95

‘It’s magic.’

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‘This book is great, a very welcome resource, one that will take the fear and confusion out of learning mathematics. I often say, ‘you know how so many autistic people are great with numbers? I’m not one of them!’ How I wish it had been around when I was growing up. Importantly, it shows how to utilise a child’s interest. This is where our hearts are, this is how we learn best. This book will open doors for so many children and set them up for life-long learning. It’s magic.’ —Dr. Wendy Lawson, author of Life Behind Glass: A Personal Account of Autism Spectrum Disorder

96pp • hb • 9781849053754 • $19.95

‘This book on understanding Asperger’s Syndrome is a must for parents and teachers to read, have readily available on their shelf, and to share with school children and siblings alike.’ —School Librarian This charmingly illustrated book follows Greg, a young boy with Asperger’s syndrome (AS), as he tells us all about the world as he sees and experiences it, from his love of batteries to the challenges he faces at school. With comprehensive sections for parents and professionals, the book helps increase awareness and understanding of AS.

I am Special

A Workbook to Help Children, Teens and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders to Understand Their Diagnosis, Gain Confidence and Thrive Second edition Peter Vermeulen 256pp • pb • 9781849052665 • $36.95

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‘I am Special is one of the most useful workbooks ever produced for autism. This new edition also embraces technological assistance, in its extensive library of electronic worksheets. Every parent or professional who works in autism should have a copy of this book.’ —Professor Lynette van Zijl, Stellenbosch University, South Africa I am Special is a program for helping children, teens and adults on the autism spectrum to understand themselves and their diagnosis, gain confidence and thrive. Specially-designed worksheets, included on a CD in a handy printable format, are completed to build up a unique and personal book about the individual and promote self-understanding.

This book provides practical strategies for teaching key mathematics concepts to children with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental delays. The authors explain how to incorporate a child’s special interest into learning in order to help them engage fully with new concepts, and how to incorporate mathematics into daily living skills.


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jkp essentials Understanding Cerebral Palsy

A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Marion Stanton Foreword by Joe Whittaker 224 pp • pb • 9781849050609 • $19.95

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.

Visual Perception Problems in Children with AD/HD, Autism, and Other Learning Disabilities A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Lisa A. Kurtz 108 pp • pb • 9781843108269 • $22.95

208 pp • pb • 9781849050746 • $19.95

‘This book is exceptionally practical. Kurtz keeps parents in mind throughout by providing the medical lingo to necessary inform, but not to confuse. She provides a list of organizations that offer vision therapy (both inside and outside the U.S.), suggested questions to ask an eye professional before making an appointment, an explanation of the terminology a parent might find in a medical report, and a list of organizations, along with their web addresses.’ —ForeWord Reviews

‘Offers good guidance, understanding, advice and solutions to parents, teachers and everyone involved with a child presenting PDA.’ —Special Children

Understanding Facial Recognition Difficulties in Children

Understanding Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome in Children A Guide for Parents, Teachers and Other Professionals

Phil Christie, Margaret Duncan, Ruth Fidler and Zara Healy

Written by professionals and parents, this book answers the key questions about PDA and uses case examples throughout to show the impact of the condition on different areas of the child’s life. The early intervention options and workable strategies for managing PDA positively will make day-to-day life easier for the child, their family and peers.

Understanding Stammering or Stuttering A Guide for Parents, Teachers and Other Professionals

Elaine Kelman and Alison Whyte Foreword by Michael Palin 128 pp • pb • 9781849052689 • $19.95

‘To all those who stammer, who are parents or teachers, or sons and daughters of people who stammer, this book will bring hope and comfort. And yes, help to transform lives too.’ —From the foreword by Michael Palin

Prosopagnosia Management Strategies for Parents and Professionals

Nancy L. Mindick Foreword by Glenn Alperin 144 pp • pb • 9781849058025 • $19.95

‘Offers lucid explanations of the science behind face blindness and explores the differences between developmental prosopagnosia, which starts in childhood, and situational, which occurs as a result of brain injury or illness. Perhaps most importantly, she encourages celebrating the individual talents and personal successes of any person learning to live with prosopagnosia. People suffering from its effects will welcome this accessible, concise, practical book.’ —ForeWord Digital Reviews

Understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder A Guide to FASD for Parents, Carers and Professionals

Maria Catterick and Liam Curran Understanding Fragile X Syndrome A Guide for Families and Professionals

Isabel Fernández Carvajal and David Aldridge 112 pp • pb • 9781843109914 • $19.95

Fragile X syndrome is one of the main causes of child developmental delay and autism spectrum disorders. This book breaks down the complex science of this genetic disorder and provides the facts and advice that every bewildered parent or professional needs to support individuals with Fragile X syndrome.

September 2014 • 160pp • 9781849053945 • pb • $23.95

This is the essential guide to FASD—the most common non-genetic learning disability, which is caused by alcohol consumption during pregnancy. It explains how FASD affects individuals at different stages of their lives, how you can identify it, and gives advice on how to support children, young people and adults with FASD. new



AD/HD AD/HD Homework Challenges Transformed!

Creative Ways to Achieve Focus and Attention by Building on AD/HD Traits

Harriet Hope Green 128 pp • pb • 9781849058803 • $16.95

‘Veteran educator Green offers some sound ideas for creatively approaching that dreaded nightly task called homework—a task made exponentially more difficult with an ADHD child. Designed for children in grades K-8, each activity is designed to engage, enable, enrich, and encourage the ADHD child by leveraging the traits associated with the disorder. From answering multiplication problems by jumping the correct number of times to learning spelling words by using a variety of writing tools, Green addresses everything from preparing the external environment to tools for dealing with ADHD-specific challenges and provides tips for individual subject areas such as writing, spelling, and math. VERDICT: Green’s creative and empowering tools will become goto strategies for many families and teachers. Enthusiastically recommended.’ —Library Journal

Step by Step Help for Children with ADHD A Self-Help Manual for Parents

Cathy Laver-Bradbury, Margaret Thompson, Anne Weeks, David Daley and Edmund J. S. Sonuga-Barke 160 pp • pb • 9781849050708 • $17.95

This simple, flexible six-step program is full of tried-and-tested ideas for parents and professionals supporting families of young children with ADHD. By practicing the techniques and strategies, parents will gain confidence in their parenting and, over time, will improve the child’s management of the condition. The program includes games that will help improve the child’s attention, exercises to develop patience and tips for supporting the child in successful selforganization. There are also plenty of useful ideas for developing communication between parents and schools.


ADHD — Living without Brakes Martin L. Kutscher, MD Illustrated by Douglas Puder, MD 192 pp • pb • 9781849058162 • $19.95 hb • 9781843108733 • $34.95

This concise and highly accessible book contains everything that parents and busy professionals need to know about ADHD. The author describes the spectrum of ADHD, the co-occurring symptoms, and common difficulties that parents face. Realistic and optimistic, this book is the ideal source of information and advice for parents and professionals who are trying to keep up with children who are living without brakes.

Helping Kids and Teens with ADHD in School

A Workbook for Classroom Support and Managing Transitions

Joanne Steer and Kate Horstmann Illustrated by Jason Edwards 208 pp • 8.5x11 • pb • 9781843106630 • $34.95

‘Should be in every educator’s library: it provides chapters that focus on different key issues affecting children with ADHD around the time of school transition from organization to friendships, and it provides tested strategies and tips in a photocopiable workbook format designed to help adults work collaboratively with youngsters.’ —The Midwest Book Review This fun and interactive workbook is aimed at actively engaging young people with ADHD and supporting them as they negotiate the pitfalls of growing-up, and the transition to secondary or high school.

Organize Your ADD/ ADHD Child A Practical Guide for Parents

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128 pp • pb • 9781849058391 • $15.95

‘Parents will not only appreciate Carter’s informative strategies, all told in a conversational tone, but the myriad resources that wrap up this must-have guide.’ —ForeWord Reviews This book addresses organization and time management, suggesting practical ways of organizing your child’s day and turning chaos into calm. Cheryl Carter’s no-nonsense strategies, in combination with positive affirmations and realistic demands, will get ADD/ADHD children organized and from A to B without a hitch. This book is a must-have for parents, teachers, and anybody close to a child with ADD/ADHD.

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dyspraxia Understanding Dyspraxia

A Guide for Parents and Teachers 2nd edition

Maureen Boon 144 pp • pb • 9781849050692 • $18.95

‘An invaluable guide for teachers and parents, offering in-depth analysis and advice on how to best meet the needs of these unique children.’ —ForeWord Reviews This fully-updated second edition has been revised to reflect current practice and developments, providing clear and positive answers to questions commonly asked by parents and teachers about dyspraxia. Maureen Boon draws on her considerable experience of working with children with movement disorders to identify the characteristics of dyspraxia, explaining assessment procedures and identifying what can be done to help. New reflections appear on concepts such as physical literacy and whether or not incidence of dyspraxia has increased, and in an overview of the characteristics and causes of the condition, a comprehensive update on how it is identified and assessed is provided. Terminology is reviewed, and the full range of therapeutic interventions that are available are outlined. New case studies and photographs are used to illustrate successful interventions in practice, and a helpful appendix with up-to-date details of useful publications, programs, equipment and organizations is also included.

Can’t Play Won’t Play

Simply Sizzling Ideas to get the Ball Rolling for Children with Dyspraxia

Sharon Drew and Elizabeth Atter 176 pp • pb • 9781843106012 • $21.95

Can’t Play Won’t Play is full of practical information, tips and hints to enable children with dyspraxia to access and enjoy activities that other children take for granted. Whatever game you choose to try with your child, this book will offer handy hints for developing the necessary skills to make it a fun and rewarding experience. From football and rugby to swimming, skipping and skating, the advice covers all the regular childhood activities as well as games to improve physical organization and social skills.

Understanding Motor Skills in Children with Dyspraxia, ADHD, Autism, and Other Learning Disabilities A Guide to Improving Coordination

Lisa A. Kurtz 160 pp • pb • 9781843108658 • $19.95

‘With so much practical advice this book offers value for money...It’s arranged in a logical, clear way with an excellent contents page and glossary. Part 1 ‘Understanding the nature of motor skills’ is theory based and concise. Part 2 does just as it says, offering ‘Practical strategies and activities for home and school’. The activities recognize different learning styles and are clearly described. The tables in each chapter are particularly helpful...I would recommend reading the whole book then dipping into it when strategies are needed or for reference. Finding what is wanted should prove quick and easy.’ —Speech & Languager Therapy in Practice, Julie Guilliatt, assistant practitioner,(SLT), North Lincs PCT Coordination problems often make everyday activities a challenge for children with learning disabilities. This accessible manual offers practical strategies and advice for helping children with coordination difficulties. The author explains how to recognize normal and abnormal motor development, when and how to seek help, and includes specific teaching strategies to help children with coordination difficulties succeed in the classroom, playground, and home.

Challenge Me!TM

Mobility Activity Cards

Amanda Elliott Illustrated by David Kemp 56 card game + 48 page booklet • 9781843104971 • $31.95

‘Challenge Me! Mobility Activity Cards feature simple challenges ideal for children aged 3-12, particularly those with mild to moderate neurological and related disabilities. The pack of 56 cards contains activities designed to be fun and to improve problem solving, co-ordination, balance and mobility.’ —HemiHelp Newsletter This set of illustrated full-color cards, together with a detailed instruction booklet, will be a valuable tool for all professionals and parents facilitating the rehabilitation of children with neurological disorders and general developmental disabilities. The activities address the development of mobility and coordination skills, while also promoting independence and self-esteem, using a fun approach that will be motivating for children. The cards are grouped into nine categories: sitting, standing, walking, floor ladder, stair, jumping, rolling and ‘extra’ challenges, as well as free choice cards, and they progress in difficulty, allowing facilitators to gradually build on the child’s abilities. The instruction booklet offers detailed information on each exercise, which will help facilitators to plan for and extend activities according to the child’s skills. Information on the health benefits of these activities for children and practical guidance on how to use the materials creatively demonstrates how the activities can be made more flexible in order to meet the various needs of different children.



non-verbal learning disability Helping Children with Nonverbal Learning Disabilities to Flourish

A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Marilyn Martin Foreword by Michele Berg 240 pp • pb • 9781843108580 • $24.95

When you continuously cannot find the bathroom in your best friend’s house, or you cannot print the letter ‘t’ when all your friends are writing volumes, you notice, and you ask questions. So it was for Marilyn Martin’s daughter, Sara, who was diagnosed with Nonverbal Learning Disability (NLD). This book skillfully combines a comprehensive guide to NLD with the inspiring story of how Sara transformed herself from that young girl whose existence seemed darkened by learning difficulties into the capable young woman she is today. In Helping Children with Nonverbal Learning Disabilities to Flourish, Marilyn Martin presents a comprehensive developmental profile of children with NLD. She explores the controversies surrounding the disorder so parents and professionals can identify learners with NLD and insure they receive early intervention. Offering practical advice on NLD at home and at school, she describes step-by-step interventions for improving a range of skills from penmanship to social acumen.

Understanding Nonverbal Learning Disabilities A Common-Sense Guide for Parents and Professionals

Maggie Mamen 176 pp • pb • 9781843105930 • $21.95

This easy-to-read guide offers a complete overview of Nonverbal Learning Disabilities (NLDs) and the wide variety of symptoms that different types of NLD present. Maggie Mamen enables readers to select the most relevant strategies for coping with and managing their particular symptoms. She provides a wealth of practical advice on key skills such as developing written and verbal communication, understanding social clues, managing behavior, self-regulation and improving organization. She also covers relevant teaching methods for the classroom. This practical and accessible introduction is an essential guide for those families and professionals working with children and adults with NLDs.

Raising NLD Superstars

What Families with Nonverbal Learning Disabilities Need to Know about Nurturing Confident, Competent Kids

Marcia Brown Rubinstien Foreword by Pamela B. Tanguay 224 pp • pb • 9781843107705 • $19.95

‘Rubinstien writes with passion and humor, and the book is quite a compelling read because of this. Information about NLD filters through, but mainly the book is like a supportive friend— someone who helps because they know what you are going through. All home educators know the value of shared experiences, so if you have a child with NLD this book will be an encouragement.’ —Education Otherwise


Nonverbal Learning Disabilities at School Educating Students with NLD, Asperger Syndrome and Related Conditions

Pamela B. Tanguay Foreword by Sue Thompson 288 pp • pb • 9781853029417 • $26.95

Most teachers will at some point come across a child with nonverbal learning disabilities, and this practical and informative book will be invaluable in helping them to help such children to achieve their full potential in the classroom. Topics such as finding the right school, curriculum modifications, and social and emotional issues experienced by children with NLD are covered. However, the bulk of the book outlines specific teaching strategies, from how to deal with essay questions, to tips on helping the student master long division and ideas for improving reading comprehension. The author defines and discusses concepts such as frontloading and a cooperative learning environment, and discusses how they benefit the student with NLD.

A Special Kind of Brain

Living with Nonverbal Learning Disability

Nancy Russell Burger Foreword by Byron P. Rourke 224 pp • pb • 9781843107620 • $29.95

Sharing the experience of bringing up a child with nonverbal learning disability (NLD), this warm and accessible book offers advice on subjects ranging across diagnosis and therapy, children’s interaction with each other, suitable activities for a child with NLD and how to discuss NLD with children. An essential guide, this book will reassure, advise and inform parents and professionals who work with children with NLD.

Personalised Learning for Young People with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties Andrew Colley Foreword by Dr Penny Lacey 168pp • pb • 9781849053679 • $32.95

Challenging the notion that young people with profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) should be taught in a linear, target-driven way, this book presents an innovative model for creating learning opportunities to suit the needs and abilities of each student, within the constraints for formal curricula and even in large class settings.

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sensory issues Understanding Sensory Dysfunction Learning, Development and Sensory Dysfunction in Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, Learning Disabilities and Bipolar Disorder

Polly Godwin Emmons and Liz McKendry Anderson 176 pp • pb • 9781843108061 • $21.95

‘A quick reference guide for both home and school with accessible information. It provides a great starting point for parents and professionals being introduced to the topic of sensory integration dysfunction.’ —The MAAP Newsletter

Sensory Smarts

A Book for Kids with ADHD or Autism Spectrum Disorders Struggling with Sensory Integration Problems

Kathleen A. Chara and Paul J. Chara, Jr. with Christian P. Chara Illustrated by J.M. Berns 80 pp • pb • 9781843107835 • $20.95

‘Sensory Smarts encourages children to work with adults in overcoming their sensory difficulties. Based on mainstream psychological theories, this book will be indispensable for those working with sensory problems in childhood. Very accessible to the average reader by use of case examples and graphical models.’ —Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Fuzzy Buzzy Groups for Children with Developmental and Sensory Processing Difficulties A Step-by-Step Resource

Fiona Brownlee and Lindsay Munro Illustrated by Aisling Nolan 96 pp • 8.5x11 • pb • 9781843109662 • $34.95

This easy-to-follow resource will enable professionals to engage with children in a relaxed and fun way that explores sensory experiences. It contains everything you need to run a Fuzzy Buzzy group: from advice for choosing food and drink, to tips for involving parents in the group and sourcing sensory materials.

Understanding Regulation Disorders of Sensory Processing in Children Management Strategies for Parents and Professionals

Pratibha Reebye and Aileen Stalker 160 pp • pb • 9781843105213 • $20.95

The authors describe the everyday experiences of those who interact with infants and children with Regulation Disorders of Sensory Processing. They explain the distinguishing characteristics, symptoms, diagnosis, assessment and treatment approaches for the disorder.

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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 144 pp • pb • 9781849058704 • $18.95

‘Using the activities described by author Tarin Varughese, children on the autistic spectrum will benefit from direct teaching in small groups....I recommend this book to all parents, students and teachers who have concerns about social skills development. There are also many excellent tips for observation activities.’ —Wendy Fidler, Montessori International Children need effective communication skills as a foundation for successful participation in social activities. Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders are often unable to learn social skills from environmental cues and require direct teaching and lots of practice. This collection of social communication 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 social rule; the reason why the child may be having difficulty in this area is explained; and easy communication prompts and practice ideas are provided. The younger these skills are practiced, the happier and more self-confident the child. This program is ideal for early intervention as it can be used with children aged 2 and up. This practical guide will be an essential resource for parents, teachers, speech-language pathologists, psychologists and therapists looking for a simple program for teaching social skills to young children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

How Behavioral Optometry Can Unlock Your Child’s Potential

Identifying and Overcoming Blocks to Concentration, Self-Esteem and School Success with Vision Therapy

Joel H. Warshowsky 160 pp • pb • 9781849058810 • $19.95

This comprehensive guide to behavioral optometry and vision therapy will be a welcome resource for adults investigating how to best help children whose lives are negatively impacted by vision problems. It fully explains the variety of conditions that could be causing problems and the therapies, techniques and aids that can treat them.


dyslexia An Introduction to Dyslexia for Parents and Professionals Alan M. Hultquist 112 pp • pb • 9781843108337 • $19.95

‘This is only a short book, but it is a model of consciousness and clarity. It covers much ground and should fulfill its purpose as an introduction for both parents and teachers who wish to increase their understanding of dyslexia.’

What is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia and Alternative Therapies Maria Chivers

A Book Explaining Dyslexia for Kids and Adults to Use Together

144 pp • pb • 9781843103783 • $22.95

Alan M. Hultquist 96 pp • pb • 9781843108825 • $15.95

What is Dyslexia? is designed to help adults explain dyslexia to children. The author provides information about all the most common types of dyslexia: trouble with sounds, trouble remembering how letters and words look, trouble finding words, and mixed dyslexia. The book includes clear examples which children will be able to understand, as well as activities for parents to do with their children.

This comprehensive book offers clear and balanced information on a range of alternative therapies for individuals with dyslexia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia or ADHD. The author provides an overview of each therapeutic option, method of use and case examples, covering nutritional supplements, massage, acupuncture and hypnotherapy, among others.


Incorporating Social Goals in the Classroom

A Guide for Teachers and Parents of Children with High-Functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Rebecca A. Moyes Foreword by Susan J. Moreno 192 pp • pb • 9781853029677 • $29.95

‘An extremely useful guide for parents and teachers of children with Asperger Syndrome. Alongside some comprehensive information about the condition, Moyes includes a wealth of examples to illustrate her approach. Her first-hand experience as a mother of a son with high-functioning Autism/Asperger Syndrome shows in her well researched but practical examples of inclusive activities (including skillstreaming). The importance of parents as integral activists in the education of their Special Educational Needs children is central to the book and there is a good balance between theory and practice. The chapter on Individual Education Plans (IEPs) is the most useful for all non-specialists and parents.’ —Child Education BESTSELLER

Addressing the Challenging Behavior of Children with High-Functioning Autism/Asperger Syndrome in the Classroom A Guide for Teachers and Parents

Rebecca A. Moyes 160 pp • pb • 9781843107194 • $29.95

‘This book provides an excellent introduction to functional analysis of behavior. The principles of examining behavior and devising interventions are set out as realistic targets for the class teacher. The clear explanations and practical examples guide the reader through the steps of how to analyze behavior and put individually tailored interventions into practice.’ —Communication This book provides explanations for challenging behaviors, and a wealth of practical advice to help teachers address them. Teachers learn how to create environmental supports and to incorporate specific teaching strategies.

Addressing the Unproductive Classroom Behaviours of Students with Special Needs Steve Chinn 144 pp • 8.5x11 • pb • 9781849050500 • $32.95

‘What a helpful book!....A photocopiable screening test is included which is valuable as an aid to early identification...This highly accessible book provides a practical introduction to the complex needs of a substantial cohort of students for teachers and teaching assistants alike.’ —School Librarian


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social and behavioral issues The Homunculi Approach to Social and Emotional Wellbeing A Flexible CBT Programme for Young People on the Autism Spectrum or with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties

Anne Greig and Tommy MacKay 96 pp • pb • 9781843105510 • $34.95

The Homunculi, (or ‘little people’), is a fun activity that builds social and emotional resilience in children and young people, aged 7 to teen. It is particularly suited to those with high functioning autism or Asperger’s Syndrome who often have difficulty identifying troubling feelings such as anger, fear and anxiety. The Homunculi are miniature agents with problem-solving missions and special gadgets who live inside the brain and help out with distressing thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Through inventing their own Homunculi characters and stories, participants in the activity learn to cope with their reallife social problems. Complete with an A1-sized skull poster, character and storyboard templates, and photocopiable record sheets, this unique resource includes everything needed to get started on making Homunculi stories, cartoons or videos. This flexible, 10-week, CBT-based program will be transformative for psychologists, therapists, teachers and other professionals working with children on the autism spectrum or with behavioral difficulties.

Relationship Development Intervention with Young Children Social and Emotional Development Activities for Asperger Syndrome, Autism, PDD and NLD

Steven E. Gutstein and Rachelle K. Sheely 336 pp • 8.5x11 • pb • 9781843107149 • $29.95

‘This Publication is much more than a book, it is a prescription of detailed objective-based interventions in developmental progression for children aged 2 to 8 to develop friendships, relationships and appropriate social behavior.’ —NAPOT games and activities

Friendship, even for the most able, requires hard work, and the odds are heavily stacked against those with autism spectrum conditions. Designed for younger children 2–8, this set of enjoyable activities emphasizes foundation skills such as social referencing, regulating behavior, conversational reciprocity and synchronized actions. The authors include many objectives to plan and evaluate a child’s progress, each one related to a specific exercise. The manual is designed for easy implementation in schools.

Relationship Development Intervention with Children, Adolescents and Adults Social and Emotional Development Activities for Asperger Syndrome, Autism, PDD and NLD

Steven E. Gutstein and Rachelle K. Sheely 432 pp • 8.5x11 • pb • 9781843107170 • $34.95

‘All the activities are provided in a step-by-step manner that a parent can implement in a fun way. I’ve been using the beginning stages with my daughter for a coupla weeks now for up to an hour a day and she seems to thoroughly enjoy the interaction, long term benefits are yet to be seen but look promising.’ —Peach This volume contains over 200 enjoyable and stimulating activities and exercises ranging over the entire gamut of social and emotional development, and is applicable to anyone, regardless of diagnosis. Activities can be undertaken independently, or with a teacher or therapist, and a full schema for the evaluation of progress is included.

Practical Behaviour Management Solutions for Children and Teens with Autism The 5P Approach

Linda Miller 176 pp • 8.5x11 • pb • 9781849050388 • $39.95

Children and young people with autistic spectrum disorders present many challenges to the people who care for them. ‘Difficult’ or challenging behavior is often encountered on a daily basis, and it is easy for both parents and professionals to feel completely overwhelmed by its sheer range and complexity. Where do you start? What happens when, in managing one set of problems, another gets worse? Is there some way to tackle difficulties before they get out of hand, or even before they arise? Practical Behavior Management Solutions for Children and Teens with Autism answers these questions and provides practical solutions that really work. It offers a complete framework for behavior intervention which has its roots in prevention and good practice, with an emphasis on promoting and encouraging the development of skills and independence, through Profiling, Prioritizing, Problem analysis, Problem solving and Planning. From identifying behavior and understanding the root causes, through to planning and implementing a comprehensive intervention programme, this book is packed with practical strategies and expert guidance. While clearly defining the steps you need to take, it also allows for flexibility according to need and individual contexts.



social and behavioral issues What is Friendship?

Games and Activities to Help Children to Understand Friendship

Pamela Day 96 pp • 8.5x11 • pb • 9781849050487• $28.95

This fun and accessible program contains detailed instructions and photocopiable handouts for teaching children about friendship. The book combines group activities, individual work, homework exercises and games, and will be especially useful for children with social difficulties. Developed in an inclusive classroom, this program will arm children with useful strategies to deal with difficult situations such as peer pressure and conflict. What is Friendship? is ideally suited for use with children aged 7–11, and can be delivered by any professional involved in the education of children.

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 144 pp • pb • 9781849051453 • $19.95

‘Overall, this book serves as an excellent resource for parents, teachers, and assistants of children with AS and HFA. It provides a door through the wall that prevents children from grasping key social concepts.’ —ForeWord Reviews

An Exceptional Children’s Guide to Touch Teaching Social and Physical Boundaries to Kids

Hunter Manasco Illustrated by Katharine Manasco 72pp • hb • 9781849058711 • $17.95

The rules of physical contact can be tricky to grasp. This friendly picture book explains in simple terms how to tell the difference between acceptable and inappropriate touch, helping children with special needs stay safe. Each story covers a different type of touch and will help children understand how boundaries change depending on the context.

Social Skills Games for Children Deborah M. Plummer Foreword by Professor Jannet Wright Illustrated by Jane Serrurier 176 pp • pb • 9781843106173 • $29.95

‘This outstanding resource enhances and promotes a variety of social skills through the use of interactive games. Designed for use with young children, it can also be used with older students with special needs. Some 80+ games are included.’ —The Teacher for more books by Deborah Plummer turn to P.36


My Social Stories Book Edited by Carol Gray and Abbie Leigh White Illustrated by Sean McAndrew 144 pp • pb • b&w Illustrations • 9781853029509 • $19.95

‘A practical guide to the use of social stories with young children....The book is filled with examples of social stories covering almost every situation you could think of.’ —Communication Over the last decade, Carol Gray’s Social Stories approach has become established as a highly effective way of teaching social and life skills to children on the autism spectrum. Taking the form of short narratives, the Stories in My Social Stories Book take children step by step through basic activities such as brushing your teeth, taking a bath and getting used to new clothes. It also helps children to understand different experiences such as going to school, shopping and visiting the doctor. These stories are written for preschoolers aged from two to six, and the book is a useful primer for all young children—but most especially those on the autism spectrum. My Social Stories Book contains over 150 Stories, and is illustrated throughout with line drawings by Sean McAndrew, which form a visual counterpart to the text. A helpful introduction explains to parents and caregivers how to get the most out of the book.

Social Enjoyment Groups for Children, Teens and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Guiding Toward Growth

John Merges 208 pp • pb • 9781849058346 • $24.95

‘John Merges has a wealth of knowledge in working with and advocating for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders Students who have attended reported their enjoyment in the social interactions and the friendships that they have developed during the group.’ —Lynn Peal, Mounds View School District, Minnesota

Making Sense of Children’s Thinking and Behavior

A Step-by-Step Tool for Understanding Children with NLD, Asperger’s, HFA, PDD-NOS, and other Neurological Differences

Leslie Holzhauser-Peters and Leslie True 192 pp • pb • 9781843108887 • $23.95

‘A practical guide to deciphering and translating cognitive, communication and behavioral aspects of children they categorize as neurologically different.’ —Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders


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stress and anger management Little Volcanoes

Helping Young Children and Their Parents to Deal with Anger

Warwick Pudney and Éliane Whitehouse 224 pp • pb • 9781849052177 • $27.95

‘Little Volcanoes is a comprehensive guide to techniques for helping professional workers and families to understand and manage the behavior of young children. The wide range of practical ideas and strategies will provide a powerful compendium of guidance for professionals working directly with parents....I do not know of a book that covers the ground so thoroughly or in such a helpful way.’ —Sally Featherstone, Early Years Consultant and Trainer This book is packed with advice and strategies for understanding and managing anger in children under five, with guidance on how to help a parent or caregiver to cope with their angry feelings too. The authors outline the different reasons children may feel, and offer strategies to combat negative feelings and minimize outbursts.

Adolescent Volcanoes

Helping Adolescents and their Parents to Deal with Anger

Warwick Pudney and Éliane Whitehouse 224 pp • pb • 9781849052184 • $32.95

Adolescent Volcanoes is a practical book to help adolescents deal with their anger and for their parents and teachers to understand and to help the adolescents manage their anger. Packed with exercises, this resource covers a range of issues including the reasons behind adolescence anger, how their behavior affects others and how to manage and change the anger into something positive. It also explores the important role of parenting and how to negotiate the power struggle between parents and their children.

How to Be Angry

An Assertive Anger Expression Group Guide for Kids and Teens

Signe Whitson Foreword by Dr. Nicholas Long 216 pp • pb • 8.5 x 11 • 9781849058674 • $29.95

This group program takes a different approach to anger, teaching children how to be angry effectively, rather than telling them not to be angry at all. It provides step-by-step guidelines for building anger management and assertive emotional expression skills through tailored lessons, group activities and thought-provoking discussions. Participants will learn specific skills such as: Using I-Statements; Standing Up to Bullies; Disagreeing without Arguing; Making and Refusing Requests; Responding to Anger; and Finding Win-Win Solutions.



Starving the Anger Gremlin

A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Anger Management for Young People

Kate Collins-Donnelly 88 pp • pb • 9781849052863 • $19.95

‘Starving the Anger Gremlin does an excellent job of examining the harmful effects of anger. Kate Collins-Donnelly clearly explains how irrational thoughts influence negative emotions such as anger. She also helps readers understand how they can change their reactions to events by changing their thinking. Starving the Anger Gremlin is a well-constructed manual on anger management that will undoubtedly help children and adolescents. Read it and enjoy!’ —Jerry Wilde, PhD, author of Hot Stuff to Help Kids Chill Out BESTSELLER

Starving the Anxiety Gremlin

A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Anxiety Management for Young People

Kate Collins-Donnelly 168 pp • pb • 9781849053419 • $19.95

Starving the Anxiety Gremlin is a unique resource to help young people understand different types of anxiety and how to manage them, including panic attacks, phobias, social anxiety, generalized anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder. Based on cognitive behavioral principles, these techniques help young people to understand why they get anxious and how they can ‘starve’ their anxiety gremlin in order to manage their anxiety. This engaging workbook uses fun activities and real life stories, suitable for young people aged 10 and older.

Starving the Stress Gremlin

A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Stress Management for Young People

Kate Collins-Donnelly 136 pp • pb • 9781849053402 • $19.95

Watch out for the Stress Gremlin —he loves to feed on your stress, and as he gets bigger and bolder, you get more and more stressed! Starving the Stress Gremlin shows young people ages 10 and up how they can manage their stress levels through a range of effective techniques. Engaging and fun activities as well as real life stories from other young people show how our thoughts are related to our behavior and emotions, allowing young people to understand why they get stressed, the effects of stress and how to ‘starve’ their Stress Gremlin!


stress and anger management Focusing and Calming Games for Children Mindfulness Strategies and Activities to Help Children to Relax, Concentrate and Take Control

Deborah M. Plummer Illustrated by Jane Serrurier 152 pp • pb • 9781849051439 • $27.95

A book of games and activities to help children to focus, concentrate, and stay calm. The book includes a comprehensive but accessible theory section, and a host of games and activities suitable for use with groups or individual children aged 5-12. BESTSELLER

Helping Children to Cope with Change, Stress and Anxiety A Photocopiable Activities Book

Deborah M. Plummer Illustrated by Alice Harper


Managing Meltdowns Using the S.C.A.R.E.D. Calming Technique with Children and Adults with Autism

Deborah Lipsky and Will Richards 80 pp • pb • 9781843109082 • $14.95

‘This is a small book packed full of thought provoking anecdotes and observations and with practical and useful ideas and strategies.’ — NAPLIC Newsletter Using the acronym S.C.A.R.E.D, this guide offers strategies and techniques that will be valuable to anyone in a first response position. The authors have created a training programme to explain the autistic experience and mindset, and guide the interventions of first responders to autistic individuals in crisis.

144 pp • pb • 9781843109600 • $29.95

‘Perfect for schools and teachers working with kids ages 7 and older. It offers a fully photocopiable set of activities, and combines theory with games and activities designed to help kids manage their emotions.’ —The Bookwatch This book is full of creative ideas for use with children who have difficulty in coping with change, stress and normal levels of anxiety. BESTSELLER

Anger Management Games for Children Deborah M. Plummer Illustrated by Jane Serrurier 160 pp • pb • 9781843106289 • $29.95

This book helps adults to understand, manage and reflect on children’s anger. Featuring a wealth of games, it is designed to foster successful anger management strategies for children aged 5-12. It covers the theory behind the games, and includes a broad range of activities: active and passive, verbal and non-verbal, and for different sized groups.

Self-Esteem Games for Children Deborah M. Plummer Illustrated by Jane Serrurier 144 pp • pb • 9781843104247 • $29.95

‘This is a clearly written, logically organized, practical handbook. Excellent. Thoroughly recommended.’ —Play for Life

Helping Children to Build Self-Esteem

A Photocopiable Activities Book 2nd Edition Deborah M. Plummer Illustrated by Alice Harper

From Anxiety to Meltdown

How Individuals on the Autism Spectrum Deal with Anxiety, Experience Meltdowns, Manifest Tantrums, and How You Can Intervene Effectively

Deborah Lipsky 240 pp • pb • 9781849058438 • $19.95

Drawing on her own experience and using examples to explain how autistic people think, the author distinguishes between meltdowns and tantrums, showing how each begins, and most importantly, how to identify triggers and prevent outbursts from happening in the first place. Practical and simple solutions to avoiding anxiety are offered throughout.

No Fighting, No Biting, No Screaming How to Make Behaving Positively Possible for People with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities

Bo Hejlskov Elvén 240 pp • pb • 9781849051262 • $19.95

‘Elvén writes with the compassion and clarity that come from years of working with clients and their caregivers. He knows his subject very well and can communicate both the theory behind his ideas and their practical application. Examples are plentiful, and include not only stories about clients but more subtle ones that center on people without developmental difficulties.’ —ForeWord Reviews

288 pp • pb • 9781843104889 • $32.95

‘This updated and expanded volume offers activities for use by therapists, teachers, social workers, nurses, and other professionals to encourage self esteem in children aged 7-11.’ — Book


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bullying Asperger Syndrome and Bullying

Rising Above Bullying

Nick Dubin

Carrie Herbert and Rosemary Hayes Foreword by Esther Rantzen Illustrated by Roxana de Rond

Strategies and Solutions

Foreword by Michael John Carley 176 pp • pb • 9781843108467 • $19.95

‘This book is exceptional in its call to empower the victims and its challenge to bystanders to intervene, but there is another compelling gem found here. Mr. Dubin’s abundant stories illustrating how people with AS perceive and experience their environment are a brilliant window into the inner life of children with AS.’ —Autism Asperger’s Digest


Being Bullied

Strategies and Solutions for People with Asperger’s Syndrome

Nick Dubin 30 minutes • DVD • 9781843108436 • $35.95

Being Bullied describes the various types of peer abuse—taunting, nicknames, damaging property, stealing, and cyber bullying—and the devastating consequences, such as poor self-esteem, low academic achievement, depression, or even suicide.

Bully Blocking

Six Secrets to Help Children Deal with Teasing and Bullying Revised Edition

Evelyn M. Field 256 pp • pb • 9781843105541 • $23.95

‘[Provides] a simple model which can empower the child to confront a bully, block their nasty behaviors and rebuild their own power. It is an easy-to-read, down-to-earth book.’ —Sam Horn, author of Take the Bully by the Horns

Surviving Girlhood

Building Positive Relationships, Attitudes and Self-Esteem to Prevent Teenage Girl Bullying

Nikki Giant and Rachel Beddoe 208pp • pb • 9781849059251 • $29.95

This practical resource is designed to prevent teenage girl bullying by tackling its root causes. Part 1 explores girl bullying and its complexities. Part 2 includes over 60 tried-and-tested activities to help girls aged 11-16 understand their needs and values, and build self-esteem, positive attitudes, and relationships skills.

Friendship and Other Weapons

Group Activities to Help Young Girls Aged 5-11 to Cope with Bullying

Signe Whitson 176pp • pb • 9781849058759 • $29.95

Bullying in girls aged 5-11 is a widespread yet under-recognized problem, and commonly relates to issues of friendship and peer pressure. This complete, ready-to-use curriculum of group sessions uses discussion, activities and roleplay games to help girls learn to stand up to bullying and to develop constructive and fulfilling friendships.


From Despair to Recovery

192 pp • pb • 9781849051231 • $24.95

This book tells the stories of eight children who have experienced extreme bullying and then found their way to recovery at a Red Balloon Learner Center—a place for children to continue their education and recover their feelings of self-worth. Their stories highlight common issues behind bullying such as weight, sexuality, race and religion.

EDUCATORS GUIDES TO ONLINE SAFETY E-Safety for the i-Generation Combating the Misuse and Abuse of Technology in Schools

Nikki Giant 144pp • 9781849059442 • pb • $25.00

for the whole school

A practical, hands-on resource on e-safety, covering what the online dangers are, what e-safety is, how to adopt a whole school approach and implement an e-safety policy, and involving parents and caregivers in e-safety at home. A model policy is included, plus activities and photocopiable handouts to use with young people to educate them on e-safety.

Cyberbullying and E-safety

What Educators and Other Professionals Need to Know

Adrienne Katz 256pp • pb • 9781849052764 • $29.95

This book offers the tools to tackle cyberbullying and improve e-safety education. It covers different forms of cyberbullying and its impacts, who is vulnerable, how it can be prevented and how to respond.


Activities to Help Children and Teens to Stay Safe in a Texting, Twittering, Social Networking World

Vanessa Rogers 128pp • pb • 9781849051057 • $16.95

Children and teenagers text, network and twitter online as second nature, but when technology is used to threaten or intimidate someone, they can turn into a source of fear. This book is packed with advice, games and activities for people to help young people understand what cyberbullying is, how they should behave online and how to stay safe.



It’s Raining Cats and Dogs

An Autism Spectrum Guide to the Confusing World of Idioms, Metaphors and Everyday Expressions

Michael Barton Foreword by Delia Barton 96 pp • b&w illustrations • hb • 7x6.25 • 9781849052832 • $15.95 ‘The book is helpful for both those on the spectrum and the neurotypical people who surround them. There are excellent, clear explanations for how and why these sayings are confusing. Simple line drawings clearly show the literal interpretation of each phrase. The meaning, in nonfigurative language, appears under each picture.’ —School Library Journal This book features 72 witty drawings illustrating how people on the autism spectrum interpret figurative language. It will inspire and give confidence to those on the spectrum to recognize figures of speech, feel less alienated and even use idioms themselves.

An Illustrated Guide to Understanding Metaphors

Jude Welton Foreword by Elizabeth Newson Illustrated by Jane Telford 128 pp • pb • 9781843102076 • $19.95

‘Both cards and guide are welcome additions to the limited resources available in this area.’ —Speech & Language Therapy in Practice Jude Welton looks at a hundred of the most common figures of speech in this visual workbook designed as a springboard for family and classroom discussions. Each figure of speech is accompanied by an illustration showing its literal meaning, which will help AS children recognize and learn to enjoy metaphors and figurative language.

What Did You Say? What Do You Mean?

120 Illustrated Metaphor Cards, plus Booklet with Information, Ideas and Instructions

see also A Different Kettle of Fish p.12

Jude Welton

Challenge Me!TM

32 page booklet + cards • 9781843109242 • $39.95

Speech and Communication Cards

Amanda Elliott Illustrated by David Kemp 32 page booklet + cards • 9781843109464 • $31.95

The Challenge Me!™ Speech and Communication Cards provide fun and dynamic challenges for children aged 3-12 with any form of speech problem, whether this is a severe problem which is related to a motor disability or a general delay in speech. This set of beautifully illustrated full-color cards with accompanying instruction booklet will be an ideal creative tool for professionals working to improve a child’s speaking skills.

Getting the Picture

Inference and Narrative Skills for Young People with Communication Difficulties

David Nash Illustrated by Oliver Allchin 112 pp • pb • 11x8.5 • 9781849051279 • $29.95

A valuable tool for speech and language therapists and special educators alike, 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, what they might be doing, and where they might be going, to how they may be feeling and why. Questions can either be completed individually or brainstormed as a group.



What Did You Say? What Do You Mean?

Illustrated by Jane Telford

What Did You Say? What Do You Mean? metaphor cards present 60 common sayings in a fun, illustrated format, encouraging children to understand and play with metaphorical language. AWARD WINNER

Kevin Thinks

...about Outer Space, Confusing Expressions and the Perfectly Logical World of Asperger Syndrome

Gail Watts 32 pp • color illustrations • hb • 9781849052924 • $16.95

Kevin Thinks is the story of a boy with Asperger Syndrome (AS) who sees the world a little differently! His quirky observations will strike a chord with all those who are familiar with AS, from his special interest in outer space and his aversion to itchy clothes, to his (mis)understanding of nonliteral expressions and his tendency to say exactly what he thinks, regardless of the consequences. The illustrations accompanying the text reveal what is really happening from a neurotypical point of view, to often hilarious effect.

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communication AWARD WINNER

The One and Only Sam

A Story Explaining Idioms for Children with Asperger Syndrome and Other Communication Difficulties

Interactive Activities Combining Speech Language Pathology and Adaptive Physical Education

Aileen Stalker

America X. Gonzalez, Lois Jean Brady and Jim Elliott

Illustrated by Bob Spencer

160 pp • pb • 9781849058469 • $34.95

64 pp • 11x8.5 • hb • 9781849050401 • $19.95

Winner of a 2010 Moonbeam Award Silver Medal, The One and Only Sam is the story of a boy who, like many children, struggles to understand non-literal expressions. Throughout the story, Sam encounters a range of common idioms—such as “curiosity killed the cat” and “full of beans”— each of which is accompanied by an illustration of its literal meaning and one depicting its actual meaning. Suitable for ages 5 through 8, the book includes a glossary, a list of additional books, websites and further resources to help children learn about idioms and their origins.

Helping Children to Improve their Communication Skills Therapeutic Activities for Teachers, Parents and Therapists

‘While working with students who have special education needs you have to find effective techniques to develop functional life skills. Speech in Action is a great resource. I use it daily to promote learning using the multimodality lessons to teach children with a variety of abilities and age levels.’ —Thomas Todd, Special Education Teacher

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

The Definitive Guide to Using AlternativeAugmentative Communication, Visual Strategies, and Learning Supports at Home and School

Carol L. Spears and Vicki L. Turner

Deborah M. Plummer Illustrated by Alice Harper

144 pp • pb • 9781849058377 • $21.95

176 pp • pb • 8.5x11 • 9781843109594 • $32.95

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, behavior, social and academic skills.

This book is full of ideas to help children aged 4 -11 with a speech or language delay or disorder. It is packed with activities to develop skills such as articulation, vocabulary development, breath control, and non-verbal communication. Tips for personalising and shaping the activities are also provided, and a comprehensive theory section.

Assessing and Developing Communication and Thinking Skills in People with Autism and Communication Difficulties

Developmental Speech-Language Training through Music for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Theory and Clinical Application

Hayoung A. Lim Foreword by Karen Miller

A Toolkit for Parents and Professionals

208 pp • pb • 9781849058490 • $36.95

Kate Silver with Autism Initiatives

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.

80 pp • pb • 8.5x11 • 9781843103523 • $37.95

This photocopiable resource offers a flexible framework for the assessment and measurement of the communication skills of children with autistic spectrum disorders (ASDs). Packed with practical assessment and planning sheets, it enables teachers, educators and other professionals to observe and record how children use and understand language, and to follow their progress over time.

Communication Skills for Working with Children and Young People

Introducing Social Pedagogy Third Edition

Pat Petrie 176 pp • pb • 9781849051378 • $24.95

Effective communication is a crucial part of encouraging emotional and intellectual development in children. This practical guide focuses on the child as a whole person—aiming to support their overall development through strong relationships built around effective communication.


Speech in Action

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 176 pp • pb • 8.5x11 • 9781849058728 • $34.95

‘This book belongs on every teacher and parent’s bookshelf. Its empowering and forward-thinking formulae are so much fun that entire classrooms will want to participate. A fun and functional book from experts who know how to get results.’ —Laura Shumaker, author of A Regular Guy: Growing Up with Autism


communication Motivate to Communicate! 300 Games and Activities for Your Child with Autism

Simone Griffin and Dianne Sandler 208 pp • pb • 9781849050418 • $18.95

This practical resource is brimming with exciting ideas and guidance for motivating children with autism and other communication difficulties. The clear, user-friendly format enables quick access to over 300 practical, fun-filled games and activities for developing your child’s communication skills.

Teach Me with Pictures

40 Fun Picture Scripts to Develop Play and Communication Skills in Children on the Autism Spectrum

Simone Griffin, Ruth Harris and Linda Hodgdon Illustrated by Ralph Butler 168pp • pb • 9781849052016 • $32.95

An easy-to-use resource for professionals and parents, this book is full of fun and practical ideas to help motivate and extend communication and play skills in children with autism with the support of pictures. It contains 40 visual scripts across a range of different activities such as drawing, cooking, imaginative play, and life skills.

ISPEEK at School

Over 1300 Visual Communication Images

Janet Dixon CDROM • 9781843105114 • $47.95

‘The excellent ISPEEK resources will enable a person with autism to use visual images to understand what someone wants to communicate, and to express his or her own thoughts and feelings.’ —Tony Attwood, author of The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome For samples, templates and more information about ISPEEK, visit our website:

Language Function

An Introduction to Pragmatic Assessment and Intervention for Higher Order Thinking and Better Literacy

Ellyn Lucas Arwood 416 pp • hb • 9781849058001 • $85.00

Explores how learners acquire language, and suggests ways to impose visual language functions onto an auditory language like English in order to improve learning for both those with neurogenic disabilities.

Visual Bridges for Special Learners A Complete Resource of 32 Differentiated Learning Activities for People with Moderate Learning and Communication Disabilities

Mind Reading

The Interactive Guide to Emotions Version 1.3

Based on research by Cambridge University, Led by Simon Baron-Cohen Mind Reading CDROM Set • 9781843105602 • $136.00 Mind Reading DVDROM Set • 9781843105596 • $136.00 Emotions Library • CDROM • 9781843102168 • $63.95 Site Licenses: For Full Mind Reading Suite • $375.00 [Does not include software] For Emotions Library Only • $270.00 [Does not include software]

Mind Reading is a unique software package covering the entire spectrum of human emotions. It is available as a DVD-ROM and also as a set of CD-ROMs running on either Windows or Macintosh computers. Using the software you can explore over 400 emotions, seeing and hearing each one performed by six different people. There are three sections: Emotions Library, Learning Center and Games Zone.

EMOTIONS LIBRARY Here you can study 412 different emotions organized into 24 groups. Six video clips are provided for each emotion showing close-up performances by different people (old, young, male, female). Six audio clips express the intonation of each emotion. There are definitions and stories for each, a search facility and a scrapbook where you can create and organize your own collections.

LEARNING CENTER Learn to improve your emotion recognition skills in this section. This section is especially useful for people on the autistic spectrum. A variety of lessons and quizzes are provided to present emotions in a systematic way and then to test recognition. The difficulty of some lessons can be adjusted to suit a range of ability levels. A rich set of collectible rewards helps motivate users.

GAMES ZONE If you want to have fun with emotions then play one of the games in this section. See how world famous actor Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) reacts to being offered some raw squid! Visit a school, an office or a market to play with emotions in the real world. Play a fast moving card game where you have to match the faces to win or guess the emotion in the hidden face. The Games Zone encourages informal learning about emotions in a less structured setting. For more information about Mind Reading, visit our website:

Julia Moor 344pp • pb • 9781849053013 • $69.95

This book presents 32 original learning sessions to develop learning skills, language, literacy, cooperation and teamwork. Each session includes worksheets, learning aims and suggestions for differentiation and extension appropriate for a variety of settings and abilities.


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intervention ideas, tools and activities

Music for Special Kids

Musical Activities, Songs, Instruments and Resources

Pamela Ott 192 pp • pb • 9781849058582 • $24.95

‘A treasure trove of ideas from learning the musical alphabet on the autoharp to increasing listening and coordination skills.’ —The Midwest Book Review 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.

Let’s All Listen

Songs for Group Work in Settings that Include Students with Learning Difficulties and Autism

Pat Lloyd Foreword by Adam Ockelford 144 pp • pb + CD • 9781843105831 • $39.95

Foundation Role Plays for Autism

Role Plays for Working with Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Parents, Peers, Teachers, and Other Professionals

Andrew Nelson Foreword by Pamela Wolfberg 160 pp • 8.5x11 • pb + CD • 9781849050630 • $60.95

This book contains safe and structured role plays for working with different groups, including individuals with ASD, their teachers, caregivers, parents and peers. It provides materials for custommaking role plays to suit the specific needs of participants and photocopiable forms for tracking individual participants’ skills.

Creative Drama for Emotional Support

Activities and Exercises for Use in the Classroom

Penny McFarlane Foreword by Sylvia Wheadon 2012 • 160 pp • pb • 9781849052511 • $24.95

Lloyd brings together 46 songs composed or adapted for use with children with communication problems. She suggests how each song can be used to encourage communication and social interaction, and lists a range of possible objectives for each one. She demonstrates how musical activity can be adapted to the specific needs of individual students

Using drama in the classroom is an effective way of supporting a child’s social and emotional development. This book details how drama can provide appropriate avenues for dealing with the issues that affect children and provides a wealth of captivating drama-based activities that will help the child to overcome their problems.

Music, Language and Autism

Art as an Early Intervention Tool for Children with Autism Nicole Martin

Exceptional Strategies for Exceptional Minds

Adam Ockelford Foreword by Francesca Happé May 2013 • 272 pp pb • 9781849051972 • $29.95

This book explores why many children with autism are so captivated by music and how practitioners and parents can harness this to develop language skills. Through case studies, it displays how music can become a scaffold for language; allowing autistic children to express their inner thoughts and feelings without resorting to destructive behavior.


160 pp • pb • 9781849058070 • $19.95

‘Just the right book for busy parents, a practical reference for psychologists, teachers, occupational therapists, sensory integration therapists and anyone working with a child on the autism spectrum.’ —Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders The book is packed with suggestions for providing art therapy for children with autism, covering topics such as the materials required, safety issues, how to set up a workspace, and managing difficult behavior.

Make-Believe Play and Story-Based Drama in Early Childhood Let’s Pretend!

Carol Woodard with Carri Milch Illustrated by Sue Mair 176 pp • pb • 10x7 • 9781849058995 • $29.95

‘Make-Believe Play and Story-based Drama in Early Childhood: Let’s Pretend! is a jewel, an all-inclusive musthave that provides teachers, student teachers and parents with step-by-step strategies to implement make-believe, story pretending and dramatization in early education classrooms.’ —Judy Piskun, Associate Professor and Director of Internships, Villa Maria College, New York

Drama Therapy and Storymaking in Special Education Paula Crimmens 208 pp • pb • 9781843102915 • $29.95

‘Having taught for many years in special education prior to training as a dramatherapist, I would have found this book an exciting resource in the classroom. Her style enables her to speak to dramatherapists and nontherapists alike. She gives examples of how dramatherapy can actively support the curriculum and help integrate the therapeutic experience of the children and young people into wider areas of their education. She also demonstrates how to support the stuff and encourage them to become involved and gain a greater understanding of dramatherapy.’ —Sesame Institute Leaflet

Story Drama in the Special Needs Classroom

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

Jessica Perich Carleton 160 pp • pb • 9781849058599 • $24.95

This practical handbook offers teachers an array of simple and easy-toimplement theatrical techniques that will enhance students’ learning and encourage artistic expression.


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Dramatherapy and Family Therapy in Education Essential Pieces of the Multi-Agency Jigsaw

Penny McFarlane and Jenny Harvey Foreword by Sue Jennings 176 pp • pb • 9781849052160 • $29.95

This book gives a concise overview of drama and family therapy and describes how both therapies can work together to provide emotional support for troubled children within an educational setting.

A Manual of Dynamic Play Therapy

Helping Things Fall Apart, The Paradox of Play

Dennis McCarthy Foreword by Dr. David Crenshaw 176 pp • pb • 9781849058797 • $29.95

This book harnesses the power of the reorganizing process to elicit positive and profound change in children dealing with social, neurological, developmental, health and family issues.

Sandtray Play and Storymaking

A Hands-On Approach to Build Academic, Social, and Emotional Skills in Mainstream and Special Education

Sheila Dorothy Smith 176 pp • pb • 9781849052054 • $24.95

This accessible and classroom-friendly book explains the thinking behind this unique approach and answers all the nuts-and-bolts questions of sandtray/ narrative workshop setup.

Social Skills, Emotional Growth and Drama Therapy Inspiring Connection on the Autism Spectrum

Lee R. Chasen Foreword by Robert J. Landy 272 pp • pb • 9781849058407 • $29.95

‘Pragmatic and playful, Social Skills, Emotional Growth and Drama Therapy is a valuable resource able to be replicated successfully by other clinicians. I know that I will use it!’ —Sally Bailey, Kansas State University


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 Foreword by V. Mark Durand 272 pp • pb • 9781849058537 • $19.95

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.

What Children Need to be Happy, Confident and Successful

Step by Step Positive Psychology to Help Children Flourish

Jeni Hooper 176 pp • pb • 9781849052399 • $24.95

A step-by-step guide to helping children to achieve their personal potential, and to be happy, confident and successful. Drawing on ideas from positive psychology and child development theory, it explores the key areas of psychological wellbeing and provides practical activities to help children aged 3-11 to flourish.

A Short Introduction to Understanding and Supporting Children and Young People Who Self-Harm Carol Fitzpatrick 112 pp • pb • 9781849052818 • $21.95

An easy-to-read guide for parents, caregivers and professionals working with young people showing signs of self-harm and suicidal behaviors, which gives advice on how to identify problems and how to support the young person.

Understanding and Working with People with Learning Disabilities Who Self-injure Edited by Pauline Heslop and Andrew Lovell 160 pp • pb • 9781849052085 • $32.95

This book looks at ways of improving care provision for people with learning disabilities who self-injure. The first part of the book sets out the theories behind psychological approaches to understanding self-injury, and in the second half case studies and ‘practice pointers’ propose ways of improving direct care.

Building Happiness, Resilience and Motivation in Adolescents

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256 pp • pb • 8.5x11 • 9781849052610 • $39.95

This resource provides a complete positive psychology programme designed to promote happiness, resilience and motivation in young people aged 11–18.

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Playing, Laughing and Learning with Children on the Autism Spectrum A Practical Resource of Play Ideas for Parents and Carers 2nd edition

Julia Moor 304 pp • pb • 9781843106081 • $21.95

‘Well stocked throughout with simple and easy to use ideas and strategies....[Moor’s] writing style is easy to read and the chapters are well structures, perfectly suited for her desired audience.’ —Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders This updated second edtion shows how to break down activities into manageable stages, and looks at ways to gain a child’s attention and motivation and to build on small achievements. Each chapter covers a collection of ideas around a theme, including music, art, physical activities, playing outdoors, puzzles, turn-taking and using existing toys to create play sequences.

Making Sense of Social Situations How to Run a Group-Based Intervention Program for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Albert J. Cotugno 368 pp • pb • 9781849058483 • $29.95

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 stepby-step guide to its implementation.

100 Learning Games for Special Needs with Music, Movement, Sounds and...Silence Johanne Hanko 128 pp • pb • 9781849052474 • $24.95

This book provides inspiration and guidance for special education teachers, assistants, parents and caregivers 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.


The Big Book of Therapeutic Activity Ideas for Children and Teens

Inspiring Arts-Based Activities and Character Education Curricula

Lindsey Joiner 256 pp • pb • 8.5x11 • 9781849058650 • $29.95

Packed with creative activity ideas to use with children and teenagers aged 5 and above, this resource builds therapeutic skills such as selfesteem, positive thinking, conflict resolution and anger control. The fun activities use art, music, stories, and films and will provide all those working with children and teenagers with a wealth of ideas. BESTSELLER

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 Foreword by Carol A. Just 144 pp • pb • 9781849052382 • $19.95

‘This guide to incorporating occupational therapy techniques into routine activities combines the expertise of Jacobs, an occupational therapist, and Betts (superintendent, Boyertown Area Sch. District). It introduces readers to autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and describes how ASD can affect areas like body awareness and the senses, then presents clear, simple activities that can be performed by families throughout the course of the day to work on specific issues.’ —Library Journal

Set for Success

Activities for Teaching Emotional, Social and Organisational Skills

Josie Santomauro and Margaret-Anne Carter Foreword by Damian Santomauro Illustrated by Carla Marino 160 pp • pb • 9781849050586 • $37.95

To be successful in today’s world, all children need to become competent in emotional, social and organizational skills. Ideal for ages 3-10, this book of easy-to-implement strategies will be an invaluable tool for teaching these essential life skills to children of all abilities.



relaxation and calming Yoga Therapy for Every Special Child Meeting Needs in a Natural Setting

Integrated Yoga

Nancy Williams

Yoga with a Sensory Integrative Approach

Illustrated by Leslie White

Nicole Cuomo

208 pp • pb • 9781848190276 • $19.95

104 pp • 57 b&w illus. • pb • 9781843108627 • $19.95

Yoga therapy is gaining rapid recognition as a treatment that can improve the physical and mental wellbeing of children with a variety of complex needs. This book contains a speciallydesigned yoga program for use with children of all abilities, and provides parents and professionals with the knowledge they need to carry out the therapy themselves.

Yoga for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders A Step-by-Step Guide for Parents and Caregivers

Practicing yoga creates a sense of calm and focus and heightens awareness of the body’s functions and movements which can be beneficial to children with sensory processing issues. This book presents easy-to-follow basic postures and sequences for children and young people which can be easily adapted for adults. Nicole Cuomo gives practical advice for how to choose appropriate sequences according to the child’s particular needs and mood. Photographs of each posture supplement the descriptions.

Dion E. Betts and Stacey W. Betts Forewords by Louise Goldberg, Registered Yoga Teacher and Joshua S. Betts 104 pp • 53 b&w illus. • pb • 9781843108177 • $19.95

‘This fully illustrated book draws on the authors’ understanding of autism spectrum disorders and also their enthusiasm for yoga and the ways it can be used. It offers step-by-step descriptions of gentle and fun yoga positions and breathing techniques that are effective in dealing with the levels of anxiety, disorientation and tactile sensitivity often found in children with ASDs.’ —Good Autism Practice

Lisa Spillane is qualified as a teacher of Art and Design at NCAD in Dublin, Ireland. She has a Master’s degree in Education and is a co-founder and former Director of Artlink Ltd., a charitable company promoting access to art in the North West of Ireland.

Smiling Heart Meditations with Lisa and Ted Lisa Spillane November 2014 • 40pp • 9781848192003 • hb • $15.95

This vibrant picture book tells the story of Lisa, Ted and Bingo the dog at the beach. It teaches children how they can use the Qigong Healing Heart sound and other meditative techniques drawn from Traditional Chinese Medicine to overcome impatience, anger and frustration, just like Lisa and Ted.

Six Healing Sounds with Lisa and Ted Qigong for Children

Lisa Spillane 32 pp • hb • full color illustrations • 9781848190511 • $14.95


Chi for Children

A Practical Guide to Teaching Tai Chi and Qigong in Schools and the Community

Betty Sutherland 160 pp • pb + DVD • 9781848190559 • $49.95

Learning the Chinese arts of Tai Chi and Qigong is a great way for children to relax, have fun, and strengthen body and mind. This easy-touse teacher training pack provides step-by-step instructions and simple techniques that enable anyone to teach Tai Chi and Qigong to children.

Ladybird’s Remarkable Relaxation

How Children (and Frogs, Dogs, Flamingos and Dragons) Can Use Yoga Relaxation to Help Deal with Stress, Grief, Bullying and Lack of Confidence

Michael Chissick Illustrated by Sarah Peacock 48 pp • 42 color illustrations • 11x8.5 • hb • 9781848191464 • $19.95

Frog has too many chores to do, Dog has writer’s block, Flamingo is being bullied at school and Dragon’s granddad has just died. Ladybird listens to their worries and comes up with a plan that will help them all. BESTSELLER

‘Smiling and breathing techniques have existed for thousands of years, and in Six Healing Sounds with Lisa and Ted author and illustrator Lisa Spillane, writes about them simply and realistically.’ —ForeWord Reviews

Frog’s Breathtaking Speech

Six Healing Sounds with Lisa and Ted teaches young children how to transform negative feelings into positive ones by using simple breathing techniques that are based on ancient Chinese Qigong exercises.

48 pp • 42 color illustrations • 11x8.5 • hb • 9781848190917 • $19.95

How Children (and Frogs) Can Use Yoga Breathing to Deal with Anxiety, Anger and Tension

Michael Chissick Illustrated by Sarah Peacock Frog is very worried because he has an important speech to make at his school assembly. His friends teach him all about the lion breath, the crocodile breath, the humming bee breath and the woodchopper breath. Can any of these techniques calm his nerves before the big speech?

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books for children and teens Different Croaks for Different Folks All About Children with Special Learning Needs

Midori Ochiai Illustrated by Hiroko Fujiwara Translated by Esther Sanders 96 pp • color illustrations • hb • 9781843103929 • $19.95

‘Fun and beautifully illustrated....Provides practical advice on everything from breaking habits to problems with physical coordination.’ —Learning Disability Practice

Trueman Bradley— Aspie Detective Alexei Maxim Russell 304 pp • pb • 9781849052627 • $15.95

Trueman Bradley comes to New York City to fulfil his dream. When he is told a guy with Asperger’s Syndrome could never be a successful private detective, he uses his talent for mathematics and, with the help of new friends and some amazing inventions, sets out to prove to everyone that he has the makings of a world class detective.

The Asperger Children’s Toolkit Francis Musgrave 72 pp • pb • 11x8.5 • 9781849052931 • $24.95

Likeable characters guide children with AS aged approximately 8-13 through common areas of difficulty, from anxiety and sensory overload to friendship and social situations. By working through the activities and tools with an adult, children with AS will learn to build upon their strengths and develop strategies for coping with areas of difficulty. BESTSELLER

Different Like Me

My Book of Autism Heroes

Jennifer Elder Illustrated by Marc Thomas and Jennifer Elder 48 pp • 21 color illustrations • hb • 9781843108153 • $16.95

Different Like Me introduces children aged 8–12 years to famous, inspirational figures from the world of science, art, math, literature, philosophy and comedy. Eight-year-old Quinn, a boy with Asperger’s Syndrome, tells about the achievements and characteristics of his autism heroes, from Albert Einstein and Dian Fossey to Benjamin Banneker and Lewis Carroll, among others. AWARD WINNER

Autistic Planet Jennifer Elder

Illustrated by Marc Thomas and Jennifer Elder 48 pp • color illustrations 11x8.5 • hb • 9781843108429 • $21.95

Autistic Planet is a magical world where all trains run exactly on time, where people working in offices have rocking chairs, and where all kids dream of winning the chess World Cup. Recipient of a Moonbeam children’s book award gold medal, Autistic Planet is full of color illustrations and written in child-friendly rhyme.



The Adventure of Maisie Voyager Lucy Skye 240 pp • pb • 9781849052870 • $15.95

‘Maisie is a great heroine, and she and Aunt Hetty are well-realized characters. Readers will appreciate her descriptions of how things feel to her, how she makes sense of things, and the fact that she has so much free rein.’ —School Library Journal When Maisie’s Aunt Hetty is kidnapped, a trail of cryptic clues lead her to abandoned mines and a hunt for treasure. It is up to her to save her family and she has a big adventure and big decisions ahead. This captivating novel offers a positive heroine with a unique outlook on life that all children will relate to, especially those with autism. BESTSELLER

The Asperkid’s (Secret) Book of Social Rules

The Handbook of Not-So-Obvious Social Guidelines for Tweens and Teens with Asperger Syndrome

Jennifer Cook O’Toole Illustrated by Brian Bojanowski 280pp • pb • 9781849059152 • $19.95

The Asperkid’s (Secret) Book of Social Rules offers witty insights into baffling social codes such as making and keeping friends, and common conversation pitfalls. Ideal for all 10-17 year olds with Asperger syndrome, this book provides inside information on over thirty social rules helping Asperkids to navigate the mysterious world around them. BESTSELLER

Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome A User Guide to Adolescence

Luke Jackson Foreword by Tony Attwood 224 pp pb • 9781843100980 $19.95

‘In this terrific book that is sure to inspire other adolescents with the same condition, 13 year old Jackson offers a teenager’s perspective on what it’s like to live with Asperger’s.’ —Library Journal Luke Jackson is 13 years old and has Asperger Syndrome. Luke has three sisters and one brother in various stages of their adolescent and teenage years but he is acutely aware of just how different he is and how little information is available for adolescents like himself. Drawing from his own experiences, he wrote this honest and witty book in an attempt to address difficult topics such as bullying, friendships, when and how to tell others about AS, school problems, dating and relationships.


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Blue Bottle Mystery

Lisa and the Lacemaker

Kathy Hoopmann

Kathy Hoopmann


An Asperger Adventure 96 pp • pb • 9781853029783 • $13.95

‘Blue Bottle Mystery is a simple and straightforward story with appealing characters. It’s a gentle introduction to the challenges and unique qualities of people living with Asperger’s and a welcome read for families who have experienced it and similar conditions.’ —School Library Journal When Ben and his friend Andy find an old bottle in the school yard, they little realize the surprises about to be unleashed in their lives. Bound up with this exciting mystery is the story of how Ben is diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome and how he and his family deal with the problems and joys that come along.

Of Mice and Aliens

An Asperger Adventure

Kathy Hoopmann 112 pp • pb • 9781843100072 • $14.95

The sequel to Blue Bottle Mystery, this is a humorous science fiction novel for kids. Ben is learning to cope with his Asperger Syndrome, but when an alien crash-lands in his back yard, it is up to Ben and his friend Andy to help him survive. The parallels between the alien’s inability to relate to humans and Ben’s own idiosyncrasies highlight the difficulties Aspie kids face every day.


An Asperger Adventure 128 pp • pb • 9781843100713 • $15.95

‘This book is the third in the series to feature Ben and Andy but this book focuses on a young girl called Lisa who has Asperger syndrome. As with the other Asperger adventures, the book explores features of Asperger syndrome. This book is aimed at the 9–12 age group and is suitable for both girls and boys, although girls might find it particularly good reading. This is my favorite of the three books in the series.’ —Communication


Kathy Hoopmann

160 pp • pb • 9781843100720 • $15.95

This Asperger adventure tells the story of Seb. Brilliant with numbers but hopeless with people, Seb prefers the company of computers and his only friend, Guzzle. Things change for the better when he makes friends with Kristie, Madeline and Jen, and a new computer teacher—Miss Adonia— arrives. However, Seb is soon caught up in a web of computer fraud and lies and turns to Madeline’s mysterious cyber friend for help. .


Inside Asperger’s Looking Out Kathy Hoopmann

All Dogs Have ADHD Kathy Hoopmann

72pp • hb • 9781849053341 • $14.95 • £9.99

72pp • hb • 9781843106517 • $14.95 • £9.99

Following in the best-selling footsteps of Kathy Hoopmann’s All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome and All Dogs Have ADHD, this book shows neurotypicals how Aspies experience the world. Each page brings to light traits that many Aspies have in common, and the book celebrates the unique characteristics that make those with Asperger’s Syndrome special.

All Dogs Have ADHD takes an inspiring and affectionate look at Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), using images and ideas from the canine world. Charming color photographs of dogs bring to life familiar ADHD characteristics such as being restless and excitable, getting easily distracted, and acting on impulse.


All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome Kathy Hoopmann 72pp • hb • 9781843104810 • $14.95 • £9.99

‘What a perfect book. Its a simple picture and few words book which not only helped us understand about Aspergers, it also helped our son undestand more about himself, (although like every typical child - “He knew everything already!”)’ - This book takes a playful look at Asperger Syndrome, drawing inspiration from the feline world. Touching, humorous and insightful, this book evokes the difficulties and joys of raising a child who is different and leaves the reader with a sense of the dignity, individuality, and potential of people with AS.


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books for children and teens


Liam Says “Sorry”

32 pp • 24 illus. • hb • 7 x 6 • 9781843108993 • $12.95

32 pp • 24 illus. • hb • 7 x 6 • 9781843109037 • $12.95

Loveable Liam reminds parents to let their child know they are wonderful and precious—deeply valued by friends and family, even when people are cross with them.

In Liam Says “Sorry”, Liam whacks his brother on the nose and ruins a joyful round of wrestling. Wanting to resume the game, Liam must learn to apologize.

Liam Says “Hi”

Liam Knows What To Do When Kids Act Snitty

32 pp • 24 illus. • hb • 7 x 6 • 9781843109013 • $12.95

32 pp • 24 illus. • hb • 7 x 6 • 9781843109020 • $12.95

Liam overcomes his shyness and greets a friend at the front door. Appropriately welcomed, both children proceed to have an excellent play date.

Liam learns that when kids are snitty, it does not mean they don’t like you but that they haven’t yet learned how to be gracious.

Affirmations for a Perfectly Imperfect Child

Learning to Greet a Friend

Liam Wins the Game, Sometimes A Story about Losing with Grace

Repairing an Encounter Gone Sour

Coping When Friends are Tactless


Liam Goes Poo in the Toilet

32 pp • 24 illus. • hb • 7 x 6 • 9781843108986 • $12.95

A Story about Trouble with Toilet Training

Liam learns that it is okay to feel disappointed if you don’t win, but that it’s not okay to cry or throw things.

32 pp • 24 illus. • hb • 7 x 6 • 9781843109006 • $12.95

Why Do I Have To?

Caring for Myself

A Book for Children Who Find Themselves Frustrated by Everyday Rules

Liam Goes Poo in the Toilet illustrates the relationship between eating and excreting. After much fanfare, Liam finally masters going ‘poo’ in the toilet.

A Social Skills Storybook

Christy Gast and Jane Krug

Laurie Leventhal-Belfer

Photographs by Kotoe Laackman

Illustrated by Luisa Montaini-Klovdahl

96 pp • hb • 9781843108726 • $39.95

80 pp • b&w illus. • pb • 9781843108917 • $10.95

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‘A thoughtfully structured guide for children who are frustrated with everyday rules and adults who are frustrated with those children....This book will be an invaluable addition to the shelves for the children who are challenged by the expectations of daily living.’ —Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

‘Caring for Myself, a realistic resource book, specially targets an audience of parents and teachers of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and is designed to help acquaint children with the activities they will encounter on a regular basis.’ —ForeWord

Why Do I Have To? looks at a set of everyday situations that provide challenges for children. Laurie Leventhal-Belfer empathizes with children’s wish to do things their way, explains clearly why their way does not work, and provides a list of practical suggestions for how to cope with these challenges and avoid frustration.

Personal Hygiene? What’s that Got to Do with Me? Pat Crissey Illustrated by Noah Crissey

Do You Understand Me?

My Life, My Thoughts, My Autism Spectrum Disorder

Sofie Koborg Brøsen 56 pp • b&w illustrations • pb • 9781843104643 • $21.95

Sofie Koborg Brøsen is eleven years old and, like other children of her age, goes to a mainstream school, loves reading comics and being with her family and her cat, Teddy. But Sofie is not the same as everyone else—she has autism. To help her classmates better understand her, she has written a book about her world.

96 pp • pb • 9781843107965 • $19.95

This book is a curriculum for students with autism, AS, learning and developmental disabilities, designed to help them understand how others perceive their appearance and the social implications of neglecting personal hygiene. Simple factual information is accompanied by cartoons that emphasize how others view someone with poor hygiene.

The Choices Game A Special Book About Me

Staying Safe in Social Situations

A Book for Children Diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome

Christopher McMaster

Josie Santomauro

This fun game teaches young people the social skills they need to stay safe in school and in the wider community. Choice Cards invite players to imagine themselves in a scenario and choose how they would respond in that situation. The outcome is then revealed, and the more safe choices they make the further they progress in the game!

Illustrated by Carla Marino 32 pp • b&w illus. • pb • 9781843106555 • $9.95

This book offers a fun and accessible introduction for a child diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome (AS). It addresses questions or concerns that the child might have and includes poems, illustrations and activities to help them move forward.


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working with teens Sexuality and Severe Autism

A Practical Guide for Parents, Caregivers and Health Educators

Kate E. Reynolds 208pp • pb • 9781849053273 • $24.95

‘Provides a practical handbook to sex and sexuality, showing parents and educators how to impart the basics to even the most severely autistic child.’ —Midwest Book Review 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 behaviors, sexual abuse and reporting inappropriate touching.

Making Sense of Sex

A Forthright Guide to Puberty, Sex and Relationships for People with Asperger’s Syndrome

Sarah Attwood 320pp • pb • 9781843103745 • $21.95

‘This guide, with its clear, practical writing; diagrams; and table of sexual terms in their common, scientific, slang, and euphemistic forms, would be a huge help to any teen with AS as well as to his/her loved ones and caretakers. It can be read alone, but it can also— and ideally—inspire discussion between those with AS and the adults in their life. Strongly recommended for academic and public libraries with autism collections.’ — Library Journal This book is ideal for those who need clear, detailed explanations and direct answers to the many questions raised by puberty and sexual maturity. Making Sense of Sex is a thorough guide written in unambiguous language with helpful diagrams, explanations and practical advice for young people approaching puberty and beyond. BESTSELLER

Asperger’s Syndrome and Sexuality From Adolescence through Adulthood

Isabelle Hénault Foreword by Tony Attwood 208 pp • pb • 9781843101895 • $26.95


Pretending to be Normal

Living with Asperger’s Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder)

Liane Holliday Willey October 2014 • 192pp 9781849057554 • pb • $19.95

second ed

ition Updated edition of the bestselling story of a woman who, after years of self-doubt and selfdenial, learned to embrace and appreciate her Asperger’s syndrome traits. Liane Holliday Willey shares, with insight and warmth, the daily struggles and challenges that face many of those who have AS and charts her inspirational journey to self-acceptance.



Empowering Females with Asperger Syndrome

Rudy Simone Foreword by Liane Holliday Willey 240 pp • pb • 9781849058261 • $18.95

‘There is a wealth of information here that Aspergirls and their parents and teachers can use to build a better understanding about a complex disorder.’ —ForeWord Magazine Rudy Simone guides you through every aspect of both personal and professional life, from early recollections of blame, guilt, and savant skills, to friendships, romance and marriage. Employment, career, rituals and routines are also covered. Simone rejects negative views of Aspergirls and empowering them to lead happy and fulfilled lives.

The Aspie Girl’s Guide to Being Safe with Men The Unwritten Safety Rules Noone is Telling You

‘In this comprehensive and unique guide, the author provides practical information and advice on issues ranging from puberty and sexual development, gender identity disorders couples’ therapy to guidelines for sex education programs and maintaining sexual boundaries. This book will suit parents, teachers, counselors and individuals with Asperger Syndrome.’ — The Spectrum

Debi Brown

In this comprehensive guide, Isabelle Hénault delivers practical advice on issues ranging from puberty and sexual development, gender identity disorders, couples’ therapy to guidelines for sex education programs and maintaining sexual boundaries.

This must-read book spells out the unwritten safety rules around dating, relationships and sex, informing and empowering them to live full and independent lives while staying safe.

Foreword by Sarah Attwood 176 pp • pb • 9781849053549 • $19.95

‘Would I recommend this book? Absolutely. Debi’s thoroughness, frankness and clarity make it an important book for a lot of girls and women, not just those who are Aspies.’ — NAS

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Social Skills for Teenagers and Adults with Asperger Syndrome A Practical Guide to Day-to-Day Life

Nancy J. Patrick 208 pp • pb • 9781843108764 • $19.95

‘This comprehensive guide addresses how teenagers and adults with Asperger syndrome (AS) can enhance their social competence and live their best lives.”’ —Library Journal This resource provides practical strategies for helping teenagers and adults with Asperger Syndrome to navigate social skills, friendships and relationships at home and in the community. The chapters are structured around real-life scenarios and the challenges they present, followed by step-by-step solutions and suggestions.

The Social and Life Skills MeNu

A Skill Building Workbook for Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Karra M. Barber 336 pp • pb • 9781849058612 • $49.95

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.

60 Social Situations and Discussion Starters to Help Teens on the Autism Spectrum Deal with Friendships, Feelings, Conflict and More Seeing the Big Picture

Lisa A. Timms 160 pp • pb • 9781849058629 • $24.95

‘This is a very concrete, easy to understand book for teens with ASD ...This is a rare gem.’ —Autism Society of Michigan


Succeeding as a Student in the STEM Fields with an Invisible Disability

A College Handbook for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Students with Autism, ADD, Affective Disorders, or Learning Difficulties and their Families

Christy Oslund 160pp • pb • 9781849059473 • $24.95

The STEM fields attract many students with autism and related disabilities who are highly intelligent, but who, upon entering higher education, may find that they struggle with independent living and a different way of learning. Full of practical advice, this is a useful handbook that students and parents can refer to throughout the college years.

Developing College Skills in Students with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome Sarita Freedman Foreword by Tony Attwood 224 pp • pb • 9781843109174 • $24.95

‘A timely how-to book written to address the needs of students on the autism spectrum who plan to attend college. It contains invaluable advice for parents, mental health professionals, educators, and personnel engaging with these students, as well as for the students themselves. An excellent resource; useful even before the college process begins....I highly recommend this book to prepare for college.’ —AHA Newsletter

Realizing the College Dream with Autism or Asperger Syndrome A Parent’s Guide to Student Success

Ann Palmer 176 pp • pb • 9781843108016 • $21.95

‘Interweaving personal experiences like preparing Eric for college with general information and resources results in excellent guidance for ASD students in high school or college and their parents.’ —Library Journal

Succeeding in College with Asperger Syndrome A Student Guide

John Harpur, Maria Lawlor and Michael Fitzgerald 272 pp • pb • 9781843102014 • $21.95

This guide provides information to help students prepare for student life, interact with staff, cope with pressures, and understand academic and domestic responsibilities.

Top Tips for Asperger Students

How to Get the Most Out of University and College

Rosemary Martin 176 pp • pb • 9781849051408 • $17.95

In this handy book, Rosemary Martin provides guidance and advice for students on the autism spectrum as they plan for and settle into college life. Packed with straightforward methods for coping and succeeding away from home, this book covers every aspect of student life—from how to get up on time for lectures, to the art of living with other people and attending to the basics of personal health care.

Life After High School

A Guide for Students with Disabilities and Their Families

Susan Yellin and Christina Cacioppo Bertsch 272 pp • pb • 9781849058285 • $19.95

‘Yellin and Bertsch provide students with disabilities and their parents an outstanding and highly readable guide to preparing for and transitioning to life after high school.’ —Library Journal Focusing specifically on the issues that affect students with disabilities, the authors offer advice on everything from dealing with college entrance exams and the college application process, to selecting the right college, visiting the campus, and achieving medical and financial independence away from home.


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Guiding Your Teenager with Special Needs through the Transition from School to Adult Life Tools for Parents

Mary Korpi 144 pp • pb • 9781843108740 • $21.95

‘A comforting, get-down-to business perspective on navigating the uncertainty of adult services that is at once informative and empowering. Make no mistake about it, there’s lots of work ahead, but the short time you spend reading this book will pay great dividends in the inspiration it provides and the practical solutions it offers.’ —Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorder

The Adolescent and Adult Neuro-diversity Handbook Asperger Syndrome, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Related Conditions

Sarah Hendrickx With a contribution from Claire Salter 192 pp • pb • 9781843109808 • $19.95

The Adolescent and Adult Neuro-diversity Handbook is a handy guide to the range of developmental conditions as they affect adolescents and adults. A wide range of conditions are covered, including Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD, OCD, Tourette’s and Anxiety Disorders.

Personalisation in Practice Supporting Young People with Disabilities through the Transition to Adulthood

Suzie Franklin with Helen Sanderson 128pp • pb • 9781849054430 • $24.95

This book demonstrates very clearly how the personalisation of support and services works in practice. The authors describe how Jennie, a young person with autism and learning difficulties, was supported through the transition from school to living independently using simple, evidence-based personcentered planning tools.


How to Find Work that Works for People with Asperger Syndrome

The Ultimate Guide for Getting People with Asperger Syndrome into the Workplace (and keeping them there!)

Gail Hawkins 320 pp • pb • 9781843101512 • $26.95

Using a practical and well-tested approach, Gail Hawkins guides readers with Asperger’s Syndrome through the employment process, from building a supportive team, identifying and addressing workplace challenges, to securing an appropriate postion.

Employment for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome or Non- Verbal Learning Disability Stories and Strategies

Yvona Fast 336 pp • pb • 9781843107668 • $28.95

“It is essential that more people learn about AS and NLD, and on how both disorders affect employment. Hopefully in the future, the prognosis for those with Asperger’s Syndrome and Nonverbal Learning Disorder in the workplace will be more positive. This book is the first step on that journey.” —Asperger’s Association of New England Newsletter


The Complete Guide to Getting a Job for People with Asperger’s Syndrome Find the Right Career and Get Hired

Barbara Bissonnette 200 pp • pb • 9781849059213 • $22.95

‘From determining career options, locating positions, presentation of self in media, written form, and interviews, to appropriate disclosure, this book is packed to the brim with suggestions, tips, worksheets, lists, and just plain old great advice.’ —Stephen Shore, EdD, Professor of Special Education, Adelphi University, internationally renowned author and consultant Finding a job is a confusing and anxietyprovoking process for many individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome (AS). In this upfront, engaging and practical book, Asperger’s employment expert Barbara Bissonnette describes exactly what it takes to get hired in the neurotypical workplace. BESTSELLER

Asperger’s Syndrome Workplace Survival Guide A Neurotypical’s Secrets for Success

Barbara Bissonnette Career Training and Personal Planning for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders A Practical Resource for Schools

Vicki Lundine and Catherine Smith Foreword by Jo-Anne Seip 192 pp • pb • 9781843104407 • $56.95

‘Provides teachers and parents with a detailed and clearly set out plan to complete in order to ensure that a student with an autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) is as well prepared for job opportunities as they can possibly be. This book is easily read, easily understood and easily applied and a great new resource that is a must for those involved in preparing our students with ASD for the adult world.’ —Good Autism Practice

Foreword by Yvona Fast 208 pp • pb • 9781849059435 • $22.95

‘Barbara’s real-world examples and tactics will help people with Asperger’s Syndrome land and hold jobs. It’s also a great resource to help companies tap a pool of exceptional talent.’ —Dan Coulter, author of Life in the Asperger Lane and cofounder of Coulter Video Barbara Bissonnette’s pragmatic toolkit is the definitive guide to surviving and thriving in the workplace for people with Asperger’s Syndropme. It includes everything from realistic strategies for meeting employer expectations, to how to get on with your colleagues and work as part of a team, multitask and manage projects, and handle anxiety and effectively resolve problems.

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Seeds of Hope Bereavement and Loss Activity Book Helping Children and Young People Cope with Change Through Nature

Caroline Jay November 2014 • 64pp • 9781849055468 • pb • $19.95

Death is a part of nature and nature is a part of life. Seeds of Hope Bereavement and Loss Activity Book uses nature to explain death to children in a simple and honest way. Full of creative activities, such as choosing an insect or plant and using it to draw a life cycle or making a paper memory tree of happy and sad memories, it helps children learn about death, the cycle of life and how to cope with and express feelings of grief.

Finding Your Own Way to Grieve

A Creative Activity Workbook for Kids and Teens on the Autism Spectrum

Karla Helbert 192pp • pb • 9781849059220 • $22.95

Explaining death in concrete terms that children with autism will understand, this book discusses the complicated and painful emotions of bereavement, and offers creative and expressive activities that facilitate healing. This interactive book is ideal for children and teens to work through by themselves, with a parent, or with a professional.


How People with Autism Grieve, and How to Help An Insider Handbook

A Guide for Professionals and Carers

Deborah Lipsky

Robin Grey

144 pp • pb • 9781849059541 • $18.95

176 pp • pb • 9781849050203 • $29.95

The book is an honest, first-hand account of how people with autism deal with the loss of someone in their life. It explores how people with autism feel and express the loss and how they come to terms with their grief, offering practical advice to parents and caregivers on how best to support someone with autism during these difficult times.

‘There are so few books on this very important subject, so it is wonderful to see anew publication....The book is written by an experienced practitioner who has firsthand experience of this issue. It is accessible and welcoming to readers who may be put off by more academic texts.’ —Bereavement Care

Autism and Loss Rachel Forrester-Jones and Sarah Broadhurst

Children Also Grieve

208 pp • pb • 8.5x11 • 9781843104339 • $55.95

80 pp • hb • 11x8.5 • Full color illustrations • 9781843108085 • $22.95

‘This book is rare in the subject that it approaches and it is also excellent in offering us a model for how to deal with loss in a more reflective, constructive, thoughtful and ultimately more effective way. It is written primarily for professionals and is highly recommended to them, but I think that parents would also find it useful in dealing with this delicate and often difficult subject.’ —Good Autism Practice

What Does Dead Mean?

How to Break Bad News to People with Intellectual Disabilities

Caroline Jay and Jenni Thomas

Irene Tuffrey-Wijne

A Book for Young Children to Help Explain Death and Dying Illustrated by Unity-Joy Dale 32pp • hb • 9781849053556 • $15.95

Death is a big concept, and can be confusing and distressing to explain to young children. This simple guide presents 17 ‘big’ questions children might ask about death, and answers each clearly, simply and truthfully. Each question is accompanied by an illustration and a prompt to encourage children to explore their feelings.


Bereavement, Loss and Learning Disabilities

A Guide for Carers and Professionals

Foreword by Professor Baroness Sheila Hollins 192 pp • pb • 9781849052801 • $22.95

This book offers unique and adaptable guidelines that can be used by practitioners to ease the process of breaking bad news to people with intellectual disabilities. It provides effective tips and support that will help social workers, counselors and caring professionals relay all types of bad news as sensitively and successfully as possible.

Talking about Death and Healing

Linda Goldman An imaginative resource, fully illustrated with color photographs, that offers support and reassurance to children coming to terms with the loss of a close friend or relative and to adults who are supporting them through their bereavement. This book is an invaluable tool for bereaved children and those who care for them.

Great Answers to Difficult Questions about Death What Children Need to Know

Linda Goldman 112 pp • pb • 9781849058056 • $15.95

‘This should be on the ready-reference shelf for anyone who works with children; it is brilliant in its honesty, sensitivity, and brevity.’ —Library Journal

Grandad’s Ashes Walter Smith 32 pp • hb • 8.25x8.25 • Full color illustrations • 9781843105176 • $15.95

Told with gentle humor and including beautiful full-color illustrations, this is a charming story for children and an ideal resource for parents or counselors to read with a child as a way of broaching issues surrounding loss or bereavement.


recommend to parents My Autism Book

A Child’s Guide to their Autism Spectrum Diagnosis

Glòria Durà-Vilà and Tamar Levi 48pp • 9781849054386 • hb • $16.95


When a child is diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, parents often feel overwhelmed and uncertain about how to communicate the diagnosis to their child. This beautifully illustrated picture book helps parents to explain autism to their child in a sensitive, positive and accurate way using clear language that speaks directly to the child.

101 Tips for Parents of Children with Autism Effective Solutions for Everyday Challenges

Arnold Miller and Theresa C. Smith Afterword by Ethan B. Miller 2014 • 224pp • 9781849059602 • pb • $19.95


This book is a practical, how-to guide filled with quick, effective tips for dealing with issues such as tantrums, inappropriate behavior, lack of focus and communication, toilet training and developing friendships in children with autism.

Raising Children with Asperger’s Syndrome and High-functioning Autism Championing the Individual

Yuko Yoshida MD Foreword by Lorna Wing Illustrated by Jun’ichi Sato Translated by Esther Sanders Translated by Cathy Hirano 256 pp • pb • 9781849053174 • $19.95

This practical companion provides concrete answers, explanations and advice so parents can understand their child’s Asperger’s and autism traits, and adapt their parenting style accordingly.

Girls Growing Up on the Autism Spectrum What Parents and Professionals Should Know About the PreTeen and Teenage Years

Shana Nichols with Gina Marie Moravcik and Samara Pulver Tetenbaum 352 pp • pb • 9781843108559 • $19.95

This book covers the concerns faced by girls with ASDs and their parents, from periods and puberty to friendships and “fitting in.”

Parenting Girls on the Autism Spectrum Overcoming the Challenges and Celebrating the Gifts

Eileen Riley-Hall Foreword by Shana Nichols 256 pp • pb • 9781849058933 • $19.95

Each chapter in this book explores a topic of concern for parents of children on the autism spectrum, offering support on issues such as school, friendships, meltdowns, special gifts, therapies and interventions. This book is full of advice and insight on the unique and rewarding challenges presented when you have a daughter on the autism spectrum.



Parenting a Child with Asperger Syndrome

200 Tips and Strategies

Brenda Boyd 208 pp • pb • 9781843101376 • $19.95

‘Very insightful with useful information...It can be read thoroughly from cover to cover where you will find all of the ideas, tips and strategies embedded in the main text. However, it can also be used as a quick reference guide.’ —The MAAP

Parenting a Teen or Young Adult with Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder) 325 Ideas, Insights, Tips and Strategies

Brenda Boyd 240pp • 9781849052825 • pb • $19.95

325 astute and practical ideas, insights, tips and strategies address how to maintain an open and healthy relationship with your child as they become independent adults, designed to foster understanding between family members and help the young person with issues such as social vulnerability and peer relationships, self-esteem, anxiety and change.

Parenting ASD Teens A Guide to Making it Up As You Go

Andrew Schlegelmilch May 2014 • 224pp • 9781849059756 • pb • $18.95

Andrew Schlegelmilch draws on his experience working NEW at a high school for teens with autism to provide savvy advice to parents coping with the difficulties that arise when their child hits the troublesome teenage years. Discussion includes setting realistic expectations, encouraging independence, and helping teens cope with mental health issues.

Parenting without Panic

A Pocket Support Group for Parents of Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum (Asperger’s Syndrome)

Brenda Dater June 2014 • 240pp 9781849059411 • pb • $19.95


Extending the lifeline of a peer support group to parents of children and teens on the autism spectrum everywhere, this reassuring and supportive guide is filled with many real examples and offers trusted advice and tried-and-tested solutions to parents’ top concerns and in a downto-earth and engaging format.

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recommend to parents Raising Martians — from Crashlanding to Leaving Home

How to Help a Child with Asperger Syndrome or High-functioning Autism

Joshua Muggleton Foreword by Tony Attwood 240 pp • pb • 9781849050029 • $19.95

‘In concise, logically arranged chapters, he provides a brief history of autistic spectrum disorders and then offers experience-based insight into a number of aspects of AS, including ritual behaviors, problems making friends and dealing with difficult social situations, increased sensitivity to sensory input, bullying, dealing with changes in a normal routine, etc.’ —Kirkus Reviews

Diagnosis Asparagus

Advocating for Assessment and Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Conditions

Cathie O’Halloran and Eva Penrose July 2014 • 128pp • 9781849055352 • pb • $19.95


This life-affirming book shows diagnosis to be a positive and empowering experience. Written by a mother and her teenage daughter, it is an honest account of the process of procuring an autism spectrum diagnosis including assessment, reactions to the news and its impact on their lives, and includes helpful management strategies.

Homeopathy and Autism Spectrum Disorder A Guide for Practitioners and Families

Mike Andrews July 2014 • 208pp • 9781848191686 • pb • $24.95


This book presents the clinical experiences of homeopaths from around the world who treat children and adults with ASD. It explores the real clinical outcomes that are being achieved by homeopaths in practice, including reduced aggression, improved physical health and enhanced overall wellbeing.

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 September 2014 • 320pp • 9781849059718 • pb • $25.95

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.

From Like to Love for Young People with Asperger’s Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder)

Learning How to Express and Enjoy Affection with Family and Friends

Tony Attwood and Michelle Garnett 176pp • pb • 9781849054362 • $19.95

Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) often find it difficult to express like or love for someone. This book, by the leading experts, addresses this issue in practical terms, providing carefully created activities in which parents can help a child with ASD to develop their ability to understand affection and to express it appropriately.

The Parent’s Guide to InHome ABA Programs

Frequently Asked Questions about Applied Behavior Analysis for your Child with Autism

Elle Olivia Johnson 128 pp • pb • 9781849059183 • $16.95

Concise and practical, this handbook explains the ins and outs of Applied Behavior Analysis in a chatty Q&A format. It covers everything parents need to know from what a typical inhome session will entail, to how to navigate their relationship with their ABA therapist, to how to get more involved and begin using ABA methods themselves.

The Pocket Occupational Therapist for Families of Children With Special Needs Cara Koscinski 144 pp • pb • 9781849059329 • $19.95

‘“The Pocket Occupational Therapist” offers answers to many questions parents ask about OT: “why is my child presenting certain behaviors? What does pediatric OT look like? How do I find a qualified OT? How do I support my child’s therapy at home?” Cara’s “Out of the POCKET Activities” throughout the book offer strategies parents can use to complement their child’s therapy sessions. What a great idea!’ —Ida Zelaya, President of Sensory Street, Inc

Parenting OCD 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 2014 • 304pp • 9781849053334 • pb • $24.95



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.

Down to Earth Advice From One Parent to Another

Claire Sanders December 2014 • 208pp • 9781849054782 • pb $19.95

A must-read for any parent or caregiver of an OCD child, Sanders talks with honesty and humor about her son’s illness, providing practical advice and insight. She covers everything from getting a diagnosis and what to expect in therapy, to how to cope with panic attacks, how it might affect the rest of your family and how you might feel as a parent.


recommend to parents Autism and Flexischooling

Autism All-Stars

Clare Lawrence

Edited by Josie Santomauro

Foreword by Dr. Luke Beardon

Foreword by Tony Attwood

144 pp • pb • 9781849052795 • $24.95

192 pp • pb • 9781843101888 • $19.95

‘This is a wonderfully useful book that concisely outlines the flexischooling option. It answers many of the questions that you may have if you’re considering flexischooling your child... This book is reassuring and realistic in describing the challenges faced by parents who choose flexischooling.’ — Communication

Contributors from across the world share their experiences of creating a successful life on the autism spectrum. The positive and inspiring voices in this book explain how it is possible to draw on autistic strengths not just to make your way in the world, overcoming challenges and obstacles, but also to make your life a real success.

The book explains this successful alternative to full time school or full time home education for students with ASD. It includes evaluating whether the option is right for your child, organising the arrangement effectively with the school and ensuring that curriculum and examination goals are met, with examples from primary and secondary level.

Gardening for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Special Educational Needs

A Shared Classroom and Homeschooling Approach

How We Use Our Autism and Asperger Traits to Shine in Life

Engaging with Nature to Combat Anxiety, Promote Sensory Integration and Build Social Skills

Natasha Etherington 160 pp • pb • 9781849052788 • $24.95

From Home to School with Autism How to Make Inclusion a Success

K.I. Al-Ghani and Lynda Kenward Illustrated by Haitham Al-Ghani 112 pp • 8.5x11 • pb • 9781849051699 • $29.95

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.

Helping Children with Autism Spectrum Conditions through Everyday Transitions

Small Changes — Big Challenges

John Smith, Jane Donlan and Bob Smith 176 pp • pb • 9781849052757 • $22.95

‘Brilliant in its usefulness and accessibility to all readers, this book successfully addresses a huge issue. Life is all about change, and change is one of the biggest challenges for individuals with autism spectrum disorders. It is time that an entire book deals with this important issue....“Helping Children with Autism Spectrum Conditions through Everyday Transitions” is one of those books that may be considered a “must have.”’ —Dion E. Betts, EdD, Superintendent of Schools, Boyertown Area School District, Pennsylvania

Different Minds

Gifted Children with AD/HD, Asperger Syndrome, and Other Learning Deficits

Deirdre V. Lovecky 528 pp • pb • 9781853029646 • $29.95

Explaining why certain children are gifted and how giftedness is manifested, each chapter addresses the relevance for children with AD/HD and Asperger Syndrome. Lovecky guides parents and professionals through methods of diagnosis and advises on how best to nurture individual needs, positive behavior and relationships at home and at school.


Natasha Etherington offers a simple gardening program that empowers teachers and parents with little gardening know-how to get outside and use nature to help children with autism and special needs to play, learn and socialize.

Getting into the Game

Sports Programs for Kids with Autism

Veronica Smith and Stephanie Y. Patterson Foreword by Dr. Connie Kasari 256 pp pb • 9781849052498 • $24.95

This book will help families, clinicians and coaches support children with autism in taking their first steps into sport and recreation. It details six sports: cycling, ice skating, swimming, soccer, taekwondo and tennis and offers all the advice and support needed to help get kids with autism engaged in fun and positive sport environments.

Party Planning for Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum

How to Avoid Meltdowns and Have Fun!

Kate E. Reynolds 160 pp • pb • 9781849052771 • $19.95

This book highlights the aspects of parties that can cause anxiety for those on the autism spectrum and outlines practical solutions to these issues. It covers party invitations, prizes, food and venues.

Online Safety for Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum A Parent’s and Carer’s Guide

Nicola Lonie November 2014 • 128pp 9781849054546 • pb • $19.95


Children and teens with autism are particularly vulnerable to online dangers and this practical handbook explains how you can help your child to navigate websites, chat rooms and social media safely. Advice is given on key concerns such as parental control, social networking, grooming, cyberbullying, internet addiction and hacking.

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recommend to parents Parents Have the Power to Make Special Education Work An Insider Guide

Judith Canty Graves and Carson Graves 192pp • 9781849059701 • pb • $19.95


Written by parents who have been through the US special education system, this book cuts through the jargon to provide other parents with a no-nonsense road map full of valuable first-hand insights and tried-and-tested advice. The authors clearly describe: • the special education process • Individualized Education Programs • how to establish a ‘paper trail’ • transition services.

When the School Says No...How to Get the Yes! Securing Special Education Services for Your Child

Vaughn K. Lauer 328pp • pb • 9781849059176 • $24.95


‘Unlike most books that merely refer to the law to help parents understand their rights and responsibilities in special education, here the author uses true stories about parents, who after an often arduous process, convince schools to not only comply, but to also develop strategies and programs for their children with disabilities that are meaningful and measurable.’ — Marie-Anne Aghazadian, parent of a child with autism and Director of Delaware’s Parent Training and Information Center This book offers a unique approach to tackling problems arising in the IEP process and considers real life scenarios to explain the six question structure. This easily applicable process enables parents to determine their child’s needs and obtain the required services through collaboration with school personnel in IEP meetings.

A Guide to Special Education Advocacy

What Parents, Clinicians and Advocates Need to Know

Matthew Cohen 304 pp • pb • 9781843108931 • $24.95

‘Cohen, a disability rights expert, attorney, and parent, has written an invaluable guide for parents who “must serve as the ultimate case managers for the child” and the clinicians and advocates who assist them.’ —Library Journal Written by a laywer who specializes in special education law, this insightful manual gives a practical vision of how a parent or a professional can become an advocate to achieve a more inclusive and rewarding education for the child with a disability. RECOMMENDED

The Complete Guide to Creating a Special Needs Life Plan

A Comprehensive Approach Integrating Life, Resource, Financial and Legal Planning to Ensure a Brighter Future for a Person with a Disability

Hal Wright CFP® Foreword by James Faber 368 pp • pb • 9781843109145 • $29.95

‘Author Wright, a former certified financial planner (CFP) has filled a very definite need in this comprehensive, thought-provoking guide to “life planning” for the adult child with special needs....There is a plethora of information for parents of a preschool and/or school-aged special needs child, but there is a definite dearth of information about planning for the adult child, making this book both needed and valuable. Verdict: An essential for parents of special needs children, educators, medical and legal professionals, insurance agents, financial planners, and others interested in the special needs community.’ —Library Journal, starred review This comprehensive guide explains how to create a life plan for an individual with special needs to ensure they have the best possible future. The author offers knowledgeable advice and practical information on creating circles of support, employment and residential options, government programs, financial and legal considerations, and much more

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 Foreword by Stephen M. Shore 240 pp • pb • 9781849058636 • $24.95

Filled with useful advice and easy-to-apply techniques, this book is a practical guide for helping young adults on the spectrum achieve independence and learn life-long skills.



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