Family & Childhood Studies
How the Polyvagal Theory and Brain Plasticity Help Us Make Sense of Autism
This is the first book to explain the Polyvagal Theory in simple terms for parents and professionals. With engaging illustrations and clear explanations, this book incorporates Dr Stephen Porges' Polyvagal Theory with Anat Baniel's work in brain plasticity to present a new way of understanding autism and supporting children on the spectrum.
A Guide for Foster Parents, Social Workers and Teachers
Foster children often struggle in school, performing poorly both in terms of their behavior and academic performance. This book is full of positive strategies to help foster parents, educators and social workers to support these children more effectively.
Six therapeutic storybooks to help children on their journey through fostering or adoption
A set of six books guiding children through the process of fostering and adoption, by focusing on the experiences of a five-year-old girl called Kirsty and her magic doll Billy. Billy helps Kirsty to understand what is happening to her and to make sense of her complicated feelings.
Successful Strategies for Couples or Counselors
Offering practical advice straight from the couples counseling room, Eva A. Mendes provides an insider's view into what couples and counselors can do to help make an ASD relationship last. She outlines the challenges faced in an ASD relationship and provides strategies that can improve the lives and marriages of couples on a daily basis.
A Step-by-Step Guide to an Engaging Approach to Treating Anxiety and Phobias in Children with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities
This book presents an enjoyable, simple model for tackling anxiety in children and teens with ASD, by building up tolerance to anxiety triggers, decreasing meltdowns and eliminating anxiety responses to fears and phobia. It covers common scenarios which can be adapted to suit the needs of each individual child or teen.
A Photocopiable Resource for Helping Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum Understand the Complexities of Physical Interaction
Children and teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder can find the complicated social rules around touch very difficult, and this can leave them vulnerable. This educational resource provides ready-to-use lessons with photocopiable worksheets to teach about appropriate touch and social boundaries in family, educational, and community settings.
A Programme for Babies, Young Children and Carers
A practical book of activities to help early years practitioners to help strengthen attachments between babies or toddlers and their carers - suitable for individual or group work and features structured, rewarding and fun exercises.
A Story About Parents Who Aren't Always Able to Care
Kit Kitten and the Topsy Turvy Feelings is a therapeutic storybook for children aged 2 to 6 about a kitten whose parent who isn't always able to care for them. To help support Kit Kitten, Kindly Cat comes to their house and helps Kit to identify the feelings that were mixed up inside.
An Advocate's Guide for Alzheimer's and Other Dementias
Are the Keys in the Freezer? is an artful blend of practical advice and the compelling story of a family's search for the right care for their mother with dementia.
This well-researched book is a must-read for families in the US looking for resources and ideas about care facilities, hospices, finances and costs of ...
An Introduction to ABA for Parents, Teachers, and other Professionals
This is a jargon-free introduction for parents, students and professionals which explains what ABA is, how it works and provides effective techniques.
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