Family & Childhood Studies
The PACE Parents' Handbook
This book is a guide to effective campaigning for appropriate services for children with autism, written by PACE (The Parents' Autism Campaign for Education). Based on the real-life experiences, it explains how the system works at local and national levels and provides invaluable information about local authority structures and government policy.
This book reviews what we know about young people and bereavement. It asserts that experiencing bereavement is in fact a part of growing up and outlines how to respond appropriately when supporting young people.
A guide to help children and young people in care aged 12 or older have a say about how they are looked after
Updated in 2009, this guide offers tips and advice to looked after young people about how they can have more say in their care
A guide to help children and young people in care aged 11 or younger have a say about how they are looked after
Updated in 2009, this guide offers tips and advice to looked after children about how they can have more say in their care
An Education and Skills Training Programme for Parents - Manual for Clinicians
This training programme has been developed in response to a real need for evidence-based early interventions for very young autistic children. It is designed to reduce the severity of emotional/behavioural difficulties by managing a child's particular problems and encouraging effective collaboration between professionals and parents.
Authentic Relationships in Group Care for Infants and Toddlers – Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE) Principles into Practice
Underpinned by research on meeting the developmental and attachment needs of infants, this book offers advice on how to encourage curiosity, confidence and emotional security in young children. This model supports children's development without relying on expensive resources, and enables a coherent care strategy to be applied across services.
Louise Emanuel presents practical tips and a great deal of emotional reassurance for both the first-time and the experienced parent. She offers helpful guidance on a range of topics, from managing sibling rivalry and ensuring everyone in the family gets a good night's sleep, to encouraging conversation and imaginative solitary and social play.
Information and Inspiration for Parents Dealing with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome
After her son Jon was diagnosed with autism, Ann Boushéy soon learned that, for her, knowledge was the key to peace. Written from her own experience, this inspiring book provides the information that will empower parents who find themselves in her situation, and inspire them in their quest for the right diagnosis and the right help for their child.
How to be a ‘Velvet Bulldozer'
Row illustrates how the special educational needs system works and empowers parents to demand help for children with special needs. This practical book challenges the theoretical established literature on SEN, providing an accessible and effective resource for those needing advice on their rights to services and help for their children.
Lisa Miller guides parents through their two-year-old's development, from how to deal with a 'bossy boots' to understanding the central importance of toys, and the development of language and nonverbal communicative skills. She describes ways in which parents can help a young child express or resolve difficult feelings or jealousy.
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