More new books from Jessica Kingsley Publishers


Case Study Designs in Music Therapy

Case Study Designs in Music Therapy

Edited by David Aldridge

Research and clinical work are often perceived as opposites in the field of music therapy. This book shows, for the first time, how these two areas of work can creatively complement one another, proving beneficial to both disciplines. Each chapter is written by a leading researcher and...  Category: Music Therapy


Communication Issues in Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Communication Issues in Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Do we speak the same language?

Olga Bogdashina

Providing a theoretical foundation for understanding communication and language impair-ments specific to autism, Olga Bogdashina explores the effects of different perceptual and cognitive styles on the communication and language development of autistic children. She stresses the importance of...  Category: Autism and Asperger Syndrome


The Feeling's Unmutual

The Feeling's Unmutual

Growing Up With Asperger Syndrome (Undiagnosed)

Will Hadcroft

‘With disarming honesty, Will Hadcroft takes us on an often painful journey through a life made tolerable by intermittent escape from the confusing world around him into the alternative worlds offered by fantasy and science fiction on television. I feel humbled and proud to have been there for... Category: Autism and Asperger Syndrome


Help for the Child with Asperger's Syndrome

Help for the Child with Asperger's Syndrome

A Parent's Guide to Negotiating the Social Service Maze

Gretchen Mertz

Parents of children diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome frequently find themselves embarking on an exhausting and disheartening hunt for the services and interventions that their child needs – and is entitled to. Gretchen Mertz presents a readable and comprehensive parent's guide to developing an... Categories: Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Parenting


Helping Adolescents and Adults to Build Self-Esteem

Helping Adolescents and Adults to Build Self-Esteem

A Photocopiable Resource Book

Deborah Plummer

A healthy level of individual self-esteem is the foundation for emotional, physical and social well-being. People who value themselves and who recognise their own skills are likely to live fulfilling and rewarding lives and will tend to attract genuine liking and respect from others. Conversely,... Categories: Counselling, Interdisciplinary Arts Therapies


How to Live with Autism

How to Live with Autism

Practical Strategies for Parents

Christine Williams and Barry Wright
Illustrated by Olive Young

This accessible and valuable introduction to caring for a child with autism is an ideal resource for teachers and members of a child with autism's immediate and extended family. In clear and simple language, with many illustrations, the authors tackle common problems experienced in everyday...  Categories: Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Parenting


Hurricane Dancing

Hurricane Dancing

Glimpses of Life with an Autistic Child

D. Alison Watt
Photographs by Carole Ruth Fields

Hurricane Dancing is a collection of poems and photographs that tell of the heartbreaks, challenges and joys of raising an autistic child. The intense relationship portrayed here between an autistic daughter and her parents shows that a child can experience love and acceptance regardless... Category: Autism and Asperger Syndrome


Little Windows into Art Therapy

Little Windows into Art Therapy

Small Openings for Beginning Therapists

Deborah Schroder

Newly qualified art therapists often feel daunted by the challenge of actually being face-to-face with a client and are unsure how to progress after the first image has been created. In this honest and encouraging book, Deborah Schroder explains how art can provide openings into therapeutic.. Category: Art Therapy


Managing with Asperger Syndrome

Managing with Asperger Syndrome

Malcolm Johnson

This insider account provides much-needed information about a subject of increasing interest: people with Asperger Syndrome (AS) working in management positions. Johnson draws on his personal experiences to explain how elements such as the working environment, managing staff, group dynamics and... Category: Autism and Asperger Syndrome


New Approaches to Preventing Suicide

New Approaches to Preventing Suicide

A Manual for Practitioners

Edited by David Duffy and Tony Ryan

Written by front line professionals in the fields of nursing, mental health, prison services and the law, this text is an essential companion to the government's new suicide prevention strategy. The contributors offer a wealth of practical guidance on issues such as risk assessment and management... Categories: Mental Health, Social Work


A Practical Art Therapy

A Practical Art Therapy

Susan I. Buchalter

Using the same art therapy projects can become stale and uninspiring for clients and therapists. This broad-ranging collection of projects injects variety into art therapy sessions. A Practical Art Therapy is an-easy-to read book that is filled with step-by-step practical activities for...  Category: Art Therapy


Promoting the Emotional Well Being of Children and Adolescents and Preventing Their Mental Ill Health

Promoting the Emotional Well Being of Children and Adolescents and Preventing Their Mental Ill Health

A Handbook

Edited by Kedar N Dwivedi and Peter Brinley Harper

This comprehensive guide provides overviews of the key psychological processes affecting mental health, such as development, attachment, emotion regulation and attention, and draws out the implications for preventive measures and promotion of emotional well-being. The authors, from a range of... Categories: Child Psychiatry and Psychology, Mental Health


Psychiatric Aspects of Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Psychiatric Aspects of Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Mohammad Ghaziuddin

Despite increasing interest, very little is known about the occurrence of psychiatric disorders in persons with autism and Asperger Syndrome. Psychiatric Aspects of Autism and Asperger Syndrome alerts parents and professionals to the occurrence of common emotional and psychological problems in... Categories: Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Mental Health, Psychiatry and Psychology


Raising NLD Superstars

Raising NLD Superstars

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

Marcia Brown Rubinstien

‘Marcia Rubinstien has written a wonderful, hopeful, informative book about raising children with NLD to discover their competencies and achieve success and satisfaction in their lives. Marcia's realistic insights reflect her experiences both as a mother of a child with NLD and as an educator.... Categories: Nonverbal Learning Disabilities, Parenting


Social Work and Evidence-Based Practice

Social Work and Evidence-Based Practice

Edited by David Smith

Evidence-based practice – what it might mean, how it can be achieved, whether it should be aspired to – is the subject of much debate and argument in social work. Covering areas of social work practice that are well established and those in which evidence is just beginning to become available,...  Category: Social Work


Someone Very Important Has Just Died

Someone Very Important Has Just Died

Immediate Help for People Caring for Children of All Ages at the Time of a Close Bereavement

Mary Turner
Illustrated by Elaine Bailey

When a family member or close friend dies, it can be difficult to know how best to help the children and teenagers involved. Someone Very Important Has Just Died is a practical book written for those caring for children and teenagers suffering a close bereavement. Intended for use...  Categories: Bereavement and Palliative Care, Parenting


Surviving the Special Educational Needs System

Surviving the Special Educational Needs System

How to be a ‘Velvet Bulldozer'

Sandy Row

‘Our children were supposed to be "included" in mainstream but in reality were "excluded" until they went into special needs placements where they were accepted and valued, exactly as they were, even though that was different to the "norm". They are polite, kind,...
Categories: Parenting, Special Education


Therapeutic Approaches in Work with Traumatised Children and Young People

Therapeutic Approaches in Work with Traumatised Children and Young People

Theory and Practice

Patrick Tomlinson

Based on work carried out by staff at the Cotswold Community over a number of years, Therapeutic Approaches in Work with Traumatised Children and Young People provides a clear and comprehensive link between theory and practice. The author shows how practice in the field of residential child care,...  Categories: Child Psychiatry and Psychology, Therapeutic Communities