Independent Academic, Educational and Professional Publisher of the Year, 2016 - British Book Industry Awards
Jessica Kingsley Publishers (JKP) is a wholly independent company, committed to publishing books that make a difference.
The company was founded in 1987 in London by Jessica Kingsley and has grown since then to now publish over 250 books a year. JKP is known for long established lists on the autism spectrum, social work, and arts therapies. More recently they have published extensively in the fields of mental health, counselling, palliative care, and practical theology. JKP has a range of graphic novels across these subject areas, and books for children, on issues including bereavement, depression and anger.
In 2006 a new imprint, Singing Dragon, was born.
This honest and personal account is filled with practical tips and strategies for living a safe and independent life as a young woman on the autistic spectrum. It covers common areas of difficulty such as friendships, relationships and sex, alcohol and drugs, money and employment, and staying safe out and about, at home and online.
CBT to Help Young People with Asperger's Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder) to Understand and Express Affection
A Manual for Professionals
The authors provide CBT programme 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.
A guide for friends, family and professionals
Harry invites readers to learn about what it is like to stammer from his perspective and how it affects his daily life and makes him feel. He explains techniques he has learnt that can help reduce his stammering and describes how friends, family and those around him can help him feel at ease and reduce his stammer further.
Learning How to Express and Enjoy Affection with Family and Friends
Crossing Cultures and Abilities
With contributions from experienced art therapists who have worked in diverse environments around the world, this book provides readers with a better understanding of how to adapt art therapy training and approaches to suit the settings and meet the needs of distinct populations.
Challenging Topics for a Complex Modality
Due to the complicated nature of using art in clinical practice, art therapists are often confronted with ethical considerations unique to their field. This book explores challenging dilemmas in the ethical practice of art therapy, such as displaying client art, religious and sexual issues, and the digital dissemination of confidential materials.
Practical Ideas for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Special Educational Needs
This book is packed with effective visual tools to assist in the education of students with special education needs. It covers how the classroom environment is laid out, schedules and time planning aids, different education approaches and the teaching of social rules and appropriate behavior. All the supports are explained with examples and photos.
A User's Guide to Resolving Relationship Problems
Don't you wish relationships came with a manual? This user's guide to relationships adopts a practical troubleshooting approach to resolving difficulties that will greatly appeal to the logical minds of people on the autism spectrum and help their partners. It covers key problem areas such as communication, mindblindness, co-habiting, and intimacy.
A Practical Guide to Transforming School Communities
A guide which explains the value of restorative approaches in schools and its potential to transform behaviour and educational achievements. It also details how to achieve the cultural and organisational changes needed in order to ensure that restorative practice 'sticks', featuring sample pro formas and charts.
A Handbook for Successful Activity Planning
When tasked with providing activities for older people in care, it can be difficult to know where to begin. What constitutes an activity? How can you make sure activities are positive and person-centred? What can you actually do? Offering advice, encouragement and a wealth of practical suggestions, this is an indispensable companion for carers.
How Fast Food, Material Obsession and Porn Culture are Creating New Forms of Child Abuse
Childhood today is big business. It is impossible for any child growing up to avoid intense marketing and research shows that these commercial pressures affect children's health and wellbeing. Featuring high profile contributors with hard-hitting views, this book argues that these corporate and commercial pressures are new forms of child abuse.
A guide for family, friends and carers
Nikolai invites readers to learn about Parkinson's from his perspective, helping them to understand how Parkinson's affects his daily life, why some tasks can be especially challenging for him, and how he can be helped. This illustrated book will be a helpful guide for family, friends and carers and a great starting point for group discussions.
A Global Appraisal of Cultures, Policy and Practice
A comparative international volume on child protection, looking at the culture of child welfare and protection across a broad range of countries. This book evaluates policies and structures already in place, and suggests useful guidelines for good practice for professionals working with children from international communities at risk of harm.
Gathering the artistic talents of children with Asperger syndrome and artists from around the world, as well as her own artwork, Jennifer O'Toole has created a one-of-a-kind coloring book. Full of Aspie special interests – mythology, science, math, and more – this cool coloring book is educational, fun, and above all a celebration of difference!
In this comprehensive yet accessible guide, Brian Draper, a leading expert on Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, describes the symptoms, treatment and management of dementia. Covering everything from assessment and diagnosis to drug and psychosocial treatments, community and residential care options, assistive technology, support ...
Psyche, Self and Spirit in People on the Autism Spectrum
Spirituality plays a vital role in the lives of many people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Drawing on interdisciplinary research as well as first-hand experiences of people with ASD, Olga Bogdashina shows how people with ASD experience their inner worlds and sense of self, and how this shapes the spiritual dimension of their lives.
Connecting through Creativity and Joy
This book demonstrates how puppetry and associated art forms such as singing and story-telling can be used to nurture and support connections with people with dementia. Strategies for using puppetry in daily care are suggested and step-by-step instructions for making the puppets are included.
Empathic Parenting Strategies that Work for Adoptive and Foster Families
Why Can't My Child Behave? gives a step-by-step guide to understanding empathy and provides a readable and authoritative book on dealing with childrens' challenging behaviour within foster or adoptive families.
An Adoptive Family's Story of Hope, Love and Healing
No Matter What is the uplifting true story of an ordinary couple's journey from a diagnosis of infertility to their decision to adopt two children who suffered abuse in their early life. By turns heart-rending, inspiring and hilarious, Sally and Rob's story offers a rare insight into the world of adoptive parents.
An Insider Handbook
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 carers on how best to support someone with autism during these difficult times.
40 Fun Picture Scripts to Develop Play and Communication Skills in Children on the Autism Spectrum
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.
A Complete Resource of 32 Differentiated Learning Activities for People with Moderate Learning and Communication Disabilities
This book presents 32 original learning sessions to develop learning skills, self-awareness and awareness of others, explore representation, language and literacy, cooperation and teamwork. Each session includes worksheets, learning aims and suggestions for differentiation and extension appropriate for a variety of settings and abilities.
A Nature Therapy and Expressive Arts Program for Groups
For the first time in the English language, this book presents the theory behind Nature Therapy as well as guidelines for using it with children who have experienced stress or trauma. A 12-session programme to strengthen coping and resilience is described. A colour storybook for use within the programme is also included.
A Comprehensive Approach Integrating Life, Resource, Financial, and Legal Planning to Ensure a Brighter Future for a Person with a Disability
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.
Stories and Lessons
This book explores the supportive role music therapy can play in the end-of-life care. Through real-life accounts, it looks at how to create a therapeutic relationship, help patients to reach final goals, work within cultural contexts and deal with difficult emotions. It also considers how best to support the families of the dying.
Stopping Insult and Injury
Preventing the Emotional Abuse and Neglect of People with Intellectual Disability aims to throw light into the traumatic experiences faced by people with intellectual disability living in disability accommodation services, to make changes to policy and practice, and to offer strategies and tools for capacity building for practitioners.
Strength-based, Culture-sensitizing Parenting Strategies for Inter-country or Domestic Adoptive Families That Don't "Match"
Transracial adoption is a lifelong journey, complex and challenging. But it can work well for kids and families when parents are prepared to form new ideas and look at it from a different perspective.
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.
A Flexible CBT Programme for Young People on the Autism Spectrum or with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties
The Homunculi are little men who live in the brain and control our actions and thoughts. This concept provides a platform to enable the creation of scenarios that help children to visualise different aspects of their character. This is the complete guide to the intervention, which comprises a series of one-hour sessions over a period of 8-10 weeks.
A Transpersonal Approach
This unique book provides a clear rationale for transpersonal work in Dance Movement Psychotherapy (DMP). Full of case studies, it provides clear frameworks for applying transpersonal theories to DMP, proving how the promotion of a fluid relationship between imagination and movement can bring the mover back into contact with the soul and spirit.
The Golden Stories of Sesame
This treasure trove of 56 timeless Sesame stories can be adapted and applied to the needs of a broad range of different client groups and the style of individual therapists. Complete with introductory exercises, warm-ups and scene setting suggestions, it will be an invaluable source of inspiration for therapists and students.
Working with Hearts of Glass
David Moat shows that counselling and emotional support is not only possible for people on the autism spectrum, but essential. He describes the impact of autism on emotional regulation, looks at how various therapeutic principles can be applied to address these issues and identifies strategies for dealing with common emotional difficulties.
Symptoms and Diagnosis, Research and Treatment, Advice and Support
Informative, practical and uplifting, this is a book for anyone with Parkinson's and for those who care for and support them. It contains answers to almost any question you might ask about Parkinson's, from symptoms and diagnosis to the latest treatments and therapies, as well as the most recent medical research into stem cells and gene therapy.
How to Nurture the Traumatized Child and Overcome Conflict
Foster Parenting Step-by-Step is a concise guide to fostering that summarizes what to expect as a foster parent. It guides you through the different stages of a fostering relationship, including common issues encountered at each age and how to tackle them. This is a book that will empower fostering parents with successful parenting skills.
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