Health & Well-Being
A Journey Together
Francesco Caracciolo was a successful architect and, with his wife Federica, also worked as photo reporter for the UN, travelling extensively throughout Africa and Asia. A diagnosis of Alzheimer's put an end to their travels. With thoughtfulness and honesty, Federica shares her experience of caring for her husband during his battle with Alzheimers.
Changing the Lives of Children with Autism, Asperger Syndrome and other Developmental Disabilities Through Vision Therapy
Dr. Kaplan identifies common ASD symptoms such as hand-flapping, poor eye contact and tantrums as typical responses to the confusion caused by vision disorder. He also explains the effects of difficulties that people with autism experience with "ambient vision", including a lack of spatial awareness and trouble with coordination.
Fleisher's self-help guide for autistic teenagers and adults will help readers improve their quality of life and overcome many everyday challenges, through the development of independent living skills, building a more varied and fulfilling social life, or mastering a course in higher education and broadening their opportunities for the future.
A Music Therapist's Guide to Pediatrics
This book is an inspiring and engaging nuts-and-bolts guide for music therapists who are interested in working in pediatrics. The author paints a vivid picture of what it's like to work, as a member of support staff in a teaching hospital, with children and families who are facing tremendous health challenges and engaging in music therapy.
Durig provides ideas and examples that enable the reader to understand and recognize autism, and prepare for interaction with autistic people. He explains how autistic perception 'works' and how it yields autistic behaviours, to enable readers to see the world through the eyes of an autistic person, and thus change the way they perceive autism.
A Handbook for Health Professionals
This new edition provides up-to-date statistics and fresh analysis of changing trends in immigration, describes ethno-cultural community, discussing such issues as childbirth, mental illness, dental care, hospitalization, and death, as well as home country culture, common reasons for emigrating, and challenges in adjusting to a new culture.
Talking about Death and Healing
Children Also Grieve is an imaginative resource, fully illustrated with colour photographs, that offers support and reassurance to children coming to terms with the loss of a close friend or relative and to adults who are supporting them through their bereavement. This book is an invaluable tool for bereaved children and those who care for them.
A Personal Guide to Recovery
The book explores a broad range of issues experienced by stroke survivors, from the very practical considerations of managing financial security and understanding medical approaches and terminology to the more personal challenges of coming to terms with a new sense of vulnerability and dealing with the attitudes of friends and family.
A Clinical Manual
Michael and Julia Cassity outline a range of the most successful music therapy techniques, according to a survey of leading professionals, for a variety of clinical issues and age ranges. The manual uses helpful case studies to illustrate how assessments are made and treatments are chosen, and the appendices provide useful content for therapists.
A Guide to Communication and Socialisation in Interaction Therapy
This book presents strategies to tackle the difficulties in social interaction and communication experienced by adolescents with Asperger Syndrome. Focusing on the development of interaction skills through teaching social competence, it explains how to design an effective social skills intervention programme leading to successful peer interaction.
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