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Our Journey Through High Functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome: A Roadmap

Our Journey Through High Functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome: A Roadmap

For the families who have contributed to this book, living with autistic spectrum disorders has been a journey of self-discovery. With honesty and humor, they describe the ways autism has affected their daily lives, the challenges they have faced and the approaches they have found beneficial. They share their practical and original strategies for dealing with issues such as helping children to...

Pervasive Developmental  Disorder: An Altered Perspective

Pervasive Developmental Disorder: An Altered Perspective

Pervasive Developmental Disorder, or PDD, is the umbrella term used to cover the whole family of autistic spectrum disorders including autism and Asperger Syndrome. Within this group there is a subgroup called NOS not otherwise specified which covers the conditions which do not quite meet the diagnostic criteria for autism or Asperger Syndrome. Because PDD covers such a wide spectrum, it...

Special Talents, Special Needs: Drama for People with Learning Disabilities

Special Talents, Special Needs: Drama for People with Learning Disabilities

(Jessica Kingsley Publishers) Joint Artistic Director of Strathcona Theatre Company, UK. Handbook for educators and facilitators working with learning disabled people in creative expression through drama. Offers a step-by-step guide to operating a drama group. Softcover.

Animal-assisted Interventions for Individuals with Autism

Animal-assisted Interventions for Individuals with Autism

This book looks at how therapies involving animals can be used to help individuals with autism to develop skills, including sensory and social skills, to manage challenging behaviors, and improve quality of life.Whether participating in therapeutic horseback riding, utilizing a trained service dog, visiting a dolphin therapy center, or simply experiencing companion animal therapy, people with...

Creative Expressive Activities and Asperger's Syndrome: Social and Emotional Skills and Positive Life Goals for Adolescents and Young Adults

Creative Expressive Activities and Asperger's Syndrome: Social and Emotional Skills and Positive Life Goals for Adolescents and Young Adults

Individuals with Asperger's Syndrome (AS) benefit from a positive, affirming support of their individuality. This forward-looking book focuses on building individual strengths and resilience, rather than modifying perceived weaknesses, through individualized therapy within a group context. Integrating psychological and educational theory with a variety of creative therapies, Judith...

Homeschooling the Child with Asperger Syndrome

Homeschooling the Child with Asperger Syndrome

Packed with inspiring ideas and tips that can be used with any curriculum and on any budget, Homeschooling the Child with Asperger Syndrome explains how to design a varied study programme built around the child's own interests, making use of simple material as well as computers and on-line resources. Parents planning to homeschool their child with Asperger Syndrome will appreciate Lise...

Conduct Disorder and Behavioural Parent Training: Research and Practice

Conduct Disorder and Behavioural Parent Training: Research and Practice

The progress made with children with conduct disorder in specialist schools often does not transfer to the home, but this book shows how behavioural parent training and applied behaviour analysis can help professionals work with parents to continue improving their child's behaviour."Conduct Disorder and Behavioural Parent Training" provides a comprehensive introduction to the...

Stretch Marks

Stretch Marks

Stretch Marks is a compilation of selected articles from The Mother magazine, 2002 to 2009. It features writing on optimal parenting from some of the leading thinkers in the field of holistic parenting. From fertility awareness to menopause, home education to chiropractic care, lotus birth to non-vaccination. The Mother magazine is read in more than forty countries, and this selection of...

The Colors of Grief: Understanding a Child's Journey through Loss from Birth to Adulthood

The Colors of Grief: Understanding a Child's Journey through Loss from Birth to Adulthood

Following a life shattering experience, a child enters upon a confusing emotional journey that can be likened to a prism of many colors of dark feelings like sadness and fear, but also warm feelings of love and courage. The way they deal with these feelings has a lasting impact on their life as they grow. The Colors of Grief explores strategies for supporting a grieving child to ensure a...

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