Family & Childhood Studies

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Toilet Training and Autism Spectrum Disorder

A Guide for Professionals

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book looks at toilet training difficulties for children with autism spectrum conditions, and presents practical interventions to help children overcome these problems. Packed with essential information on bowel and bladder function, this book also gives helpful advice for developing and implementing a toilet plan in different settings.

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Games and Activities for Attaching With Your Child

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The authors present strategies for engaging children in fun activities to aid positive attachment between a parent or carer and their child. Each game is designed with specific age groups in mind, and activities are recommended to target specific needs in children that affect attachment, such as fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.

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Older Adults and Autism Spectrum Conditions

An Introduction and Guide

By Wenn Lawson; Foreword by Carol Povey
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Highlighting the specific difficulties and challenges that older people with autism may face with regards to living arrangements, changes to social habits and communicating with carers, as well as health issues, this book shows ways to support people with autism as they reach retirement age.

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Reframe Your Thinking Around Autism

How the Polyvagal Theory and Brain Plasticity Help Us Make Sense of Autism

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

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Who Is Bob_34?

Investigating Child Cyberpornography

UBC Press

Researchers Francis Fortin and Patrice Corriveau investigate the clandestine world of child cyberpornography to understand who produces, exchanges, and consumes pedo-pornographic images.

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Helping Foster Children In School

A Guide for Foster Parents, Social Workers and Teachers

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

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Billy Says... Series of 6 books

Six therapeutic storybooks to help children on their journey through fostering or adoption

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

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Marriage and Lasting Relationships with Asperger's Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder)

Successful Strategies for Couples or Counselors

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

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Attacking Anxiety

A Step-by-Step Guide to an Engaging Approach to Treating Anxiety and Phobias in Children with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

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Autism and Appropriate Touch

A Photocopiable Resource for Helping Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum Understand the Complexities of Physical Interaction

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

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