Family & Childhood Studies

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Adults on the Autism Spectrum Leave the Nest

Achieving Supported Independence

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book shows that with appropriate lifelong care, it is possible for those with neurodevelopmental disabilities to achieve supported independence and fulfilling adult lives. It provides a guide for parents on how to prepare their children for adulthood, and describes in detail the kinds of services people with ASDs need to live independently.

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Girls Growing Up on the Autism Spectrum

What Parents and Professionals Should Know About the Pre-Teen and Teenage Years

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book covers all the concerns commonly faced by girls with ASDs and their parents, from periods and puberty to worries over friendships and "fitting in."

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Motivate to Communicate!

300 Games and Activities for Your Child with Autism

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This practical resource is brimming with exciting ideas and guidance for motivating children with autism and other communication difficulties.

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Life Story Books for Adopted Children

A Family Friendly Approach

By Joy Rees; Illustrated by Jamie Goldberg; Foreword by Alan Burnell
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This concise book shows a new family-friendly way to compile a Life Story Book that promotes a sense of permanency for the child, and encourages attachments within the adoptive family. Joy Rees' improved model works chronologically backwards rather than forwards, aiming to reinforce the child's sense of security within the adoptive family.

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Grandparenting a Child with Special Needs

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book provides guidance on how to grandparent a child with special needs and give parents the added support they need. From coming to terms with a diagnosis, to helping with the transition from adolescence to adulthood, the book gives clear advice on grandparenting a child with special needs throughout their life.

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Great Answers to Difficult Questions about Death

What Children Need to Know

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Death is never an easy subject for discussion and adults often struggle to find the right words when talking about it with children. This book explores children's thoughts and feelings on the subject of death and provides parents and other caring adults with guidance on how to respond to difficult questions.

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A Short Introduction to Attachment and Attachment Disorder

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book presents a short introduction to what 'attachment' means and how to recognise attachment disorders in children. The author explains how complex problems in childhood may stem from the parent-child relationship during a child's early formative years, and later from the child's engagement with the broader social world.

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A History of Early Childhood Education in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand

UBC Press

This book explores the history of kindergartens and infant schools in three settler colonies, revealing how discourses and developments in the past have shaped early childhood education in the present.

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Talking With Bereaved People

An Approach for Structured and Sensitive Communication

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book shows how you can embark on a process of sensitive conversation that helps the bereaved person to come to terms with their grief. Dodie Graves outlines a practical framework of six elements for conversing with bereaved people in a structured but flexible way that avoids prescriptive instructions.

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Lost Kids

Vulnerable Children and Youth in Twentieth-Century Canada and the United States

UBC Press

Distinguished historians and social scientists consider the under-representation, demonization, and inadequate care of vulnerable children in twentieth-century Canada and the United States.

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