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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

by Bill Nason Jessica Kingsley Publishers (August 21, 2014)

This book compiles posts from the popular online Autism Discussion Page to provide simple and effective strategies for helping children with autism spectrum disorders to feel safe, accepted and competent. This...

Navigating the Medical Maze with a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Practical Guide for Parents

by Beth Pletcher, Sue Ming, Julie O'Brien & Caroline Hayes-Rosen et al. Jessica Kingsley Publishers (August 21, 2014)

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. It contains accessible...

Nurturing Adoptions: Creating Resilience after Neglect and Trauma

by Deborah D. Gray Jessica Kingsley Publishers (February 15, 2012)

This is a comprehensive guide to nurturing adoptions, explaining the theory behind the impact of neglect and trauma on children's development, and what attachment means. It provides professionals with the knowledge...

Understanding Behaviour in Dementia that Challenges: A Guide to Assessment and Treatment

by Ian Andrew James Jessica Kingsley Publishers (August 15, 2011)

The author describes the different categories and causes of challenging behaviour in people with dementia, and provides tried-and-tested models which aid identification, assessment and treatment. A thorough...

Group Filial Therapy: The Complete Guide to Teaching Parents to Play Therapeutically with their Children

by Louise Guerney & Virginia Ryan Jessica Kingsley Publishers (April 28, 2013)

In Group Filial Therapy (GFT), therapists train parents to conduct play sessions with their children. This book provides an accessible guide to the theory and practice of GFT, and for the first time offers step-by-step...

Attaching in Adoption: Practical Tools for Today's Parents

by Deborah D. Gray Jessica Kingsley Publishers (February 15, 2012)

This classic text is a comprehensive guide for prospective and actual adoptive parents on how to understand and care for their adopted child and promote healthy attachment. It explains what attachment is and...

Anger Management Games for Children

by Deborah Plummer & Jane Serrurier Jessica Kingsley Publishers (March 15, 2008)

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...

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

by Mary Mountstephen, Agnieszka Olechowska, Elvie Brown & Barbara Pheloung et al. Jessica Kingsley Publishers (June 15, 2011)

This guide offers practical advice on how to recognize the signs of developmental delay, address difficulties effectively, and help the child to flourish. The author presents a practical approach to dealing...

Living Sensationally: Understanding Your Senses

by Winnie Dunn Jessica Kingsley Publishers (November 15, 2007)

The book explains how people's individual sensory patterns affect the way we react to everything that happens to us throughout the day. Readers can use the questionnaire to find their own patterns and the patterns...

The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome

by Tony Attwood Jessica Kingsley Publishers (September 28, 2006)

This is the definitive handbook for anyone affected by Asperger's syndrome, with a new introduction explaining the DSM-5. It brings together information on all aspects of the syndrome for children through to...

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

by Sarah Hendrickx & Claire Salter Jessica Kingsley Publishers (December 15, 2009)

This is a handy first-reference point guide to the full range of developmental conditions as they affect adolescents and adults. A wide range of conditions are covered, including Autistic Spectrum Disorders,...

Ageing and Spirituality across Faiths and Cultures

by Elizabeth MacKinlay, Rosalie Hudson, Ikebal Patel & Rachael Kohn et al. Jessica Kingsley Publishers (March 15, 2010)

This book examines ageing in the context of the many faiths and cultures that make up Western society, and provides carers with the knowledge they need to deliver appropriate care to people of all faiths. Chapters...

Successful School Change and Transition for the Child with Asperger Syndrome: A Guide for Parents

by Clare Lawrence Jessica Kingsley Publishers (January 15, 2010)

This book provides parents of children with AS with advice on preparing their child to move to a new school, and make the transition as smooth as possible. Strategies covered include working out a transition...

Developmental Assessment of the School-Aged Child with Developmental Disabilities: A Clinician's Guide

by M. S. Thambirajah Jessica Kingsley Publishers (August 15, 2011)

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

Empathic Care for Children with Disorganized Attachments: A Model for Mentalizing, Attachment and Trauma-Informed Care

by Chris Taylor Jessica Kingsley Publishers (July 15, 2012)

This practical guide synthesises attachment, trauma and Mentalization theory into a practice model for those caring for children and young people with disorganized attachment. It aims to equip practitioners...

The Psychology of Ageing: An Introduction

by Ian Stuart-Hamilton Jessica Kingsley Publishers (May 15, 2012)

This well-established text has been completely revised in this expanded fifth edition. Each chapter has been updated to reflect current thinking, and a new chapter on death, dying and bereavement has been added....

Child Development for Child Care and Protection Workers: Second Edition

by Brigid Daniel, Sally Wassell & Robbie Gilligan Jessica Kingsley Publishers (February 12, 2011)

This is a classic text for students and practitioners in the child care and protection field which summarises important current thinking on child development and applies it directly to practice. The book covers...

Responding to Self-Harm in Children and Adolescents: A Professional's Guide to Identification, Intervention and Support

by Steven Walker Jessica Kingsley Publishers (February 15, 2012)

This is a practical guide for professionals on understanding and responding to self-harm in children and adolescents. It includes information about what self-harm is and who is likely to self-harm, and provides...

Activities for Adults with Learning Disabilities: Having Fun, Meeting Needs

by Helen Sonnet & Ann Taylor Jessica Kingsley Publishers (July 15, 2009)

This valuable resource for people working with adults with learning disabilities provides over 60 sessions of fun activities that aim to entertain and stimulate the minds of people with learning disabilities....

Toddler Adoption: The Weaver's Craft Revised Edition

by Mary Hopkins-Best Jessica Kingsley Publishers (March 15, 2012)

This book offers support and practical tools to help parents prepare for and support the toddler's transition between the familiar environment of their biological parent's home or foster home to a new and unfamiliar...

Embracing Asperger's: A Primer for Parents and Professionals

by Richard Bromfield Jessica Kingsley Publishers (August 15, 2011)

Offering rich insights into what Asperger's is like for the child, this compassionate book will empower parents and teachers, enabling them to nurture the child's strengths and work towards a happy and promising...

Understanding 4-5-Year-Olds

by Lesley Maroni & Jonathan Bradley Jessica Kingsley Publishers (May 15, 2007)

Understanding 4-5-year-olds gives a thoughtful overview of the challenges that children face as they gradually move away from a strong attachment to their families and turn towards the wider world of school...

Living with Emetophobia: Coping with Extreme Fear of Vomiting

by Nicolette Heaton-Harris & Linda Dean Jessica Kingsley Publishers (April 15, 2007)

Emetophobia, the fear of vomiting, can affect just about every aspect of sufferer's life, from everyday considerations to matters that involve making huge, potentially devastating decisions. The author suggests...

Active Support: Enabling and Empowering People with Intellectual Disabilities

by Jim Mansell & Julie Beadle-Brown Jessica Kingsley Publishers (May 15, 2012)

Active Support is a proven model of care that enables and empowers people with intellectual disabilities to participate in all aspects of their lives. This evidence-based approach is particularly effective for...

Young People Leaving Care: Supporting Pathways to Adulthood

by Mike Stein Jessica Kingsley Publishers (July 15, 2012)

An authoritative text highlighting the key issues affecting young people taking the step from leaving care to adulthood. Covers relevant research, policy and practice, and advises on how best to understand,...

Understanding 6-7-Year-Olds

by Corinne Aves & Jonathan Bradley Jessica Kingsley Publishers (July 15, 2006)

This accessible book provides a wealth of information to help parents, educators and carers better relate to children at this exciting, yet demanding, stage of development. Corinne Aves offers guidance on encouraging...

Therapeutic Residential Care for Children and Young People: An Attachment and Trauma-Informed Model for Practice

by Patrick Tomlinson, Rudy Gonzalez & Susan Barton Jessica Kingsley Publishers (September 15, 2011)

This book provides a model of care for traumatized children, based on theory and practice experience pioneered at the Lighthouse Foundation, Australia. The authors explain the impact of trauma on child development,...

Life Story Therapy with Traumatized Children: A Model for Practice

by Richard Rose Jessica Kingsley Publishers (May 15, 2012)

A comprehensive overview for professionals working with traumatized children, which outlines the theory and practice of life story therapy, a method which helps children and cares to question and resolve issues...

Helping Children Develop a Positive Relationship with Food

by Jo Cormack Jessica Kingsley Publishers (December 14, 2017)

This practical guide enables those working with young children to better understand, manage and support children's relationship with food. Revealing the different ways in which children can relate to food, it...

Revealing the Inner World of Traumatized Children

by Christine Bradley, Francia Kinchington, John Whitwell & John Diamond et al. Jessica Kingsley Publishers (November 21, 2017)

Bringing together the latest research and theory about a child's inner world and the impact of the world around them, this is a guide to understanding and responding to the emotional needs of traumatized children....

Buddhist Understanding of Childhood Spirituality

by Alexander von Gontard Jessica Kingsley Publishers (July 21, 2017)

In this book, Alexander von Gontard, a child psychiatrist, uses the language, thought and imagery of Buddhism to explore the spirituality of children. The book begins by exploring the Buddha's own childhood...

Observing and Developing Schematic Behaviour in Young Children

by Tamsin Grimmer Jessica Kingsley Publishers (July 21, 2017)

Observing and understanding schematic behaviour confidently is vital for anyone working with or looking after young children. This guide explains what schemas are, stripping back the technical language often...

Positive Psychology Approaches to Dementia

by Emma Wolverson, Chris Clarke, Andrew Norris & John Killick et al. Jessica Kingsley Publishers (August 18, 2016)

Extending the field of positive psychology, this book explores how positive psychological constructs relate to living well with dementia. Looking at current evidence, and with case studies from people living...

The Busker's Guide to Risk, Second Edition

by Shelly Newstead & Chris Bennett Jessica Kingsley Publishers (September 21, 2015)

Boiling down theory into an easy-to-digest guide, this is a must-have introduction to the role of risk in children's play. Informative, concise, and light-hearted, this book explains why we need to let children...

A Manual of Dynamic Play Therapy: Helping Things Fall Apart, the Paradox of Play

by Dennis McCarthy & David Crenshaw Jessica Kingsley Publishers (February 15, 2012)

Children experience growth and change throughout their lives. This book explains how this reorganising process can be used in play therapy to help children dealing with social, neurological, developmental, health...

Reparenting the Child Who Hurts: A Guide to Healing Developmental Trauma and Attachments

by Christine Gordon & Caroline Archer Jessica Kingsley Publishers (December 15, 2012)

An accessible guide to help foster and adoptive parents understand the neurobiological issues that affect children who have experienced early trauma. It demystifies the science behind child trauma, explains...

Connecting through Music with People with Dementia: A Guide for Caregivers

by Robin Rio Jessica Kingsley Publishers (February 15, 2009)

This user-friendly book demonstrates how even simple sounds and movements can engage people with dementia, promoting relaxation and enjoyment. All that's needed to succeed is a love of music, and a desire to...

How to Get Kids Offline, Outdoors, and Connecting with Nature: 200+ Creative activities to encourage self-esteem, mindfulness, and wellbeing

by Bonnie Thomas Jessica Kingsley Publishers (March 21, 2014)

Enjoying natural surroundings is an effective way to boost creativity, play and wellbeing in children aged 4-13. Full of ideas, activities and exercises, this book provides imaginative ways to inspire young...

Introduction to the Psychology of Ageing for Non-Specialists

by Ian Stuart-Hamilton Jessica Kingsley Publishers (March 21, 2014)

A comprehensive introduction to the psychology of ageing for non-specialists. It covers all the key issues, from definitions of ageing and life expectancy to the aspects of ageing that have the most impact on...

Genetic Syndromes and Applied Behaviour Analysis: A Handbook for ABA Practitioners

by Dorothy Griffiths, Rosemary Condillac, Melissa Legree & Julie Krieger et al. Jessica Kingsley Publishers (November 21, 2013)

This ground-breaking resource demonstrates how genetic knowledge can influence our understanding of a child's behaviour and therefore inform their behavioural support plan. With expert advice and clear instructions,...

Observing Children with Attachment Difficulties in School: A Tool for Identifying and Supporting Emotional and Social Difficulties in Children Aged 5-

by Helen Worrall, Sian Templeton, Netty Roberts & Ann Frost et al. Jessica Kingsley Publishers (November 15, 2012)

An observational tool designed to help structure observations of children aged 5 - 11 with attachment issues in school. Simple checklists and diagrams help to identify emotional and behavioural problems, and...

Improving Sensory Processing in Traumatized Children: Practical Ideas to Help Your Child's Movement, Coordination and Body Awareness

by Sarah Lloyd Jessica Kingsley Publishers (January 21, 2016)

Does your child struggle to know how their body is feeling? Do they find it hard to balance or feel uneasy when their feet leave the ground? Early trauma and neglect can have a profound effect upon a child's...

Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Older Adults: Evidence for Practice

by Carla Martins Jessica Kingsley Publishers (July 21, 2014)

The first research-based book on the efficacy of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for older adults, presenting academics, students and professionals with robust new evidence to support MBSR's positive impact...

Older Adults and Autism Spectrum Conditions: An Introduction and Guide

by Wenn B. Lawson & Carol Povey Jessica Kingsley Publishers (August 21, 2015)

Packed with practical advice, this is the first book to address the challenges facing older people with autism. With first-hand stories and drawing on the latest research, it will help to support older adults...

Promoting Child and Parent Wellbeing: How to Use Evidence- and Strengths-Based Strategies in Practice

by Carole Sutton Jessica Kingsley Publishers (February 21, 2016)

Taking a strengths-based approach, this book looks at ways practitioners can enhance children's wellbeing by identifying protective factors and positive ways of working with children and their families. Grounded...

Inclusion, Play and Empathy: Neuroaffective Development in Children's Groups

by Susan Hart, Colwyn Trevarthen, Jaak Panksepp & Marianne Bentzen et al. Jessica Kingsley Publishers (September 21, 2016)

Early interactions play a crucial role in the development of children's emotional, personal and social skills, and set the precedent for establishing a secure attachment relationship as they mature into adulthood....

Promoting Young Children's Emotional Health and Wellbeing

by Sonia Mainstone-Cotton Jessica Kingsley Publishers (March 21, 2017)

Positive emotional health in a child's earliest years can be a critical factor in their future development. Offering practical suggestions for games, activities and exercises designed to promote emotional wellbeing...

Rhythms of Relating in Children's Therapies

by Colwyn Trevarthen, Stuart Daniel, Penny McFarlane & Dan Hughes et al. Jessica Kingsley Publishers (February 21, 2017)

Exploring the concept of communicative musicality, this multidisciplinary book considers rhythms of connection and ways of fostering meaningful relationships between therapist and child. Including contributions...

Assessing and Communicating the Spiritual Needs of Children in Hospital: A new guide for healthcare professionals and chaplains

by Alister W Bull Jessica Kingsley Publishers (November 21, 2016)

Improving communication between medical practitioners and support services, this book proposes that we use a language of 'connectedness', which can fully describe a child's experience and needs while in hospital,...

The Music of Being: Music Therapy, Winnicott and the School of Object Relations

by Alison Levinge Jessica Kingsley Publishers (March 21, 2015)

Alison Levinge explains the approaches of four child development theorists and explores how they apply to and inform the practice of music therapy. The focus is on D.W. Winnicott whose infant theory is influenced...