Addressing the Challenge of Disability in Later Life
This collection examines theological and ethical issues of ageing, disability and spirituality, with an emphasis on how ageing affects people who have mental health and developmental disabilities. The book presents ways of moving towards more effective relationships between carers and older people with disabilities.
Past, present and future - Proceedings of the Sex Education Forum 21st Birthday Conference
This publication outlines the work of the Sex Education Forum in campaigning for statutory sex and relationships education, based on proceedings of its 21st Birthday conference.
A Self-Help Guide for Recovery
People living with eating disorders find it hard to take the step of choosing recovery, often because the disorder has developed as a way of “coping” with problems or stresses in the their life. This book outlines new and positive ways of dealing with eating disorders for people living with eating disorders and their families.
A Book Explaining Dyslexia for Kids and Adults to Use Together
This book is designed to help adults explain dyslexia to children. It provides information about the most common types of dyslexia: trouble with sounds, remembering how letters and words look, finding words, and mixed dyslexia. He deals with the basic facts and adopts a style which is accessible to children without talking down to them.
The book presents approaches to nurturing communicative abilities in people with a
communication impairment. It looks at a range of approaches, including intensive
interaction, co-creative communication, sensory integration and music therapy, for
people with a wide range of impairments including autism and dementia.
This book looks at how therapies involving animals can be used to help individuals with autism to develop skills and improve quality of life. Pavlides relates the success stories of different animal-assisted interventions. She emphasizes the importance of tailoring interventions to the specific needs of the individual and monitoring progress.
Being Around, Being There, Being Wise
When searching for someone to help them reflect upon and improve their lives, people tend to be drawn towards those who are compassionate, committed and wise. This book is aimed at those who recognise these qualities in themselves and wish to develop their capacity to engage with and help others.
Multidisciplinary Management in the Community
Sexual Offending and Mental Health draws together theoretical, clinical and mental health issues for the range of professionals working with sex offenders and those who have behaved in sexually inappropriate ways. The book describes current influential models of sexual offending and the developmental, psychological and social factors involved.
A Guide for Parents and Professionals
The book explains the medical aspects of autism and how parents and professionals can use current medical knowledge to understand how to address the medical aspects of autism. Bridging the communication gap between medical professionals and parents, this book offers accessible explanations of medical terminology and treatment relevant to ASDs.
Written by one of China's most prominent teachers of Tàijíquán, this book is an excellent introduction to the martial art. It describes five forms in which Tàijíquán is practised today, and each form is explained with instructive photographs. A numerical reference system for each exercise and a DVD are also included.
Use of the arts in palliative care settings is a powerful and effective way of addressing the practical, psychological, social and spiritual issues faced by service users in end-of-life care. This book uncovers the possibilities for using the creative arts and provides guidance on how to implement arts projects successfully.
The Way of the Pathfinder
The mind/body exercises in this book help young people with AS improve balance, coordination and sensory awareness, leading to greater self-confidence, and independence. With photographs to show how exercises are done, these techniques can have an immediate effect on how an individual moves, thinks of him or herself, and relates to others.
Reminiscence in Dementia Care: A Guide to Good Practice
This practical guide is designed to give those who care for people with dementia a clear sense of how reminiscence can be used to greatly improve their quality of life. The book explores how reminiscence can contribute to person-centred dementia care and contains detailed descriptions of activities that can be used in a variety of care settings.
A Guide to Its Inhabitants, Where They Live and What They Do
This book provides an immediate and entertaining way for anyone to gain a basic understanding or to refresh their knowledge of the inside workings of the brain. The authors shows what happens when things go wrong in the brain, and illustrate the work using examples of classic clinical cases.
A Unique Branch of Daoist Learning, A Secret Skill of the Palace
In this highly illustrated guide, Master He, a fifth generation practitioner of Bagua, introduces the ancient Daoist principles on which it is based and the approach to life it nurtures. Photographs illustrate a programme of sequences, showing the beauty of the movements, and the positions and transitions the practitioner is aiming for.
Young People and the Meaning of Self-Esteem
We use the word all the time, but what exactly is self-esteem, and how do young people develop it? Feeling Like Crap explores how a young person's self is constructed, and what might really help that self to feel more valued and confident.
A Training Package for Involving Families in Dementia Care Homes
Following admission to a care home, family and friends may feel uncertain as to how they now 'fit in' to their loved one's life. This training package, comprising a booklet and DVD, is designed to encourage family participation in the care home and develop a constructive partnership between staff in care homes, families and people with dementia.
A Light on a Dark Night
Gilbertson and Aldridge demonstrate how music therapy can be used to attend to the holistic, rather than purely functional, needs of people affected by severe head trauma. This book will give clinicians key notes for practice and a vision of the integral role music therapy can have in the successful rehabilitation from brain injury.
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