A Relationship-Centred Approach to Dementia Care
In this accessible guide the authors outline ways in which care homes can help families to become partners in the caring process. Using case examples, quotations and research-based evidence, the authors offer advice and guidelines for supporting relatives who choose to be involved in the care of people with dementia living in a care home.
This book provides comprehensive examples of ways to connect to nature through indoor and outdoor activities. The author describes activities that offer a connection to nature, such as caring for house plants and pets, gardening, cooking and handicrafts. He suggests practical ways to incorporate nature into indoor and outdoor environments.
Solution Focused Approaches
This book presents an empowering, practical approach to helping people with Asperger Syndrome (AS) to succeed at college, work, home and in life. The authors highlight how treating AS as a 'problem' is unproductive, and advocate a solution focused approach which recognizes and uses the strengths of people with AS to foster mutual respect.
Yoga with a Sensory Integrative Approach
This book presents basic postures and sequences for children and young people which can be adapted for adults. Cuomo gives practical advice for how to choose appropriate sequences according to the child's particular needs and mood, knowing that yoga will be most beneficial when it is fun! Photographs of each posture supplement the descriptions.
The author argues that the strong connections between moral meaning and spirituality are often not reflected in the health and social care literature. Using case studies and examples from everyday situations, the author provides a practical framework for incorporating spirituality into ethical decision-making and care.
The Therapeutic Relationship for Complementary Therapists
The book provides information and exercises to help practitioners improve their style of interacting with clients by setting clear boundaries, having a defined contract with them, communicating effectively and being a good listener, among other things. Suitable for complementary therapy practitioners and students in the field.
A Practical Resource for Carers of People with Cognitive Impairment
This third edition includes valuable new material together with the Instrument itself and the photocopiable activity checklists and plans that help to match users' abilities with activities. The author includes guidance for carrying out these activities with individuals of different ability levels as revealed by the PAL Instrument Checklist.
Management Strategies for Parents and Professionals
The authors describe the everyday experiences of those who interact with infants and children with Regulation Disorders of Sensory Processing. They explain the distinguishing characteristics, symptoms, diagnosis, assessment and treatment approaches for the disorder.
This book provides practical guidance for coping with progressive memory loss, and includes examples of real people who have faced similar challenges. These stories highlight both good and bad ways to deal with the problems that arise, and are also useful for describing the experiences of memory loss to friends and family.
Ann Cattanach explains how children's stories and narratives, whether they are about real or imagined events, can be interpreted as indicators of their experiences, their ideas, and a dimension of who they are. She uses examples of children's stories from her clinical experience.
The Experiences of Children, Families and Care Staff
Focusing on the real life experiences of children and their families, this book provides valuable insight into living with complex and continuing health needs. The author highlights the importance of seeing each child as an individual, with the same rights and needs as any other person, rather than defining them by their health condition.
Changing Relationships in the Provision of Social Care
This book explores the theory and practice of the developing innovative practice of 'co-production' - a model of service in which users of a service will play an active and participatory role in the service provided to them, adopting a working partnership. This book is important reading for social care practitioners and service providers.
Jewels for the Journey
This book gathers together contributions from mental health professionals, carers and mental health service users and survivors. It addresses the stigma that can surround both mental health and spirituality and explores the spiritual in mental health care, teasing out its implications for research, education, training and good practice.
Understanding Your Senses
The book explains how people's individual sensory patterns affect the way we react to everything that happens to us throughout the day. Readers can use the questionnaire to find their own patterns and the patterns of those around them, and can benefit from practical sensory ideas for individuals, families and businesses.
An Evidence-Based Practical Guide
This book is a concise and authoritative guide for professionals working with deaf children and their families. It draws on the latest evidence to explain the impact of hearing impairment and uses case studies to focus on the key issues for assessment and intervention. It also suggests practical strategies for treatment and development.
Assessment and Planning with Traumatized Children
This book shows how carefully planned and assessed treatment can help traumatized children. It outlines how to set up a process for measuring a child's progress towards recovery. Uniquely, the book describes a practical outcomes-based approach that can be provided by an integrated multi-disciplinary team.
Lessons from Sure Start for Evidence-Based Practice in Health, Social Care and Education
This book gathers together the lessons learned from perhaps the largest scale social experiment ever undertaken in England - Sure Start. In addition to summarizing the findings of numerous innovative projects, contributors draw on their experiences of the successes and challenges to offer advice for those engaged in current and future practice.
What Parents and Professionals Can Do for Childhood Emotional and Behavioral Problems
It offers self-help interventions and a wide-ranging, practical discussion of the types of professional help available for a child with emotional and behavioural problems. As well as guidance and ideas to help parents understand their child's problems and learn to distinguish between normal disruption and that which warrants professional treatment.
Happy Endings for Asperger Boys
This book demystifies the enigma of 'relationships' by explaining everything in Asperger-friendly terms. It offers a choice of three models for understanding boy-girl relationships. To make life easier, they are presented in graph form where possible. The book also gives tips for maximising one's chances of successfully developing a relationship.
Chinese Shamanic Tiger Qigong - Laohu Gong
Lineage holder Master Zhongxian Wu uses story-telling and a wealth of practical examples to introduce this powerful 24-movement Qigong form, which combines the traditions of ancient shamanism, Confucianism, Daoism, classical Chinese medicine, and the martial arts.
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