Health & Well-Being
This accessible book provides a wealth of information to help parents, educators and carers better relate to children at this exciting, yet demanding, stage of development. Corinne Aves offers guidance on encouraging children's development and helping them to cope with changing expectations of their behaviour.
Using Art to Treat Eating Disorders
Drawing from Within is an introductory guide for those wanting to explore the use of art with clients with eating disorders. Art therapy is a particularly effective therapeutic intervention for this group, as it allows them to express uncomfortable thoughts and feelings through artistic media rather than having to explain them verbally.
Clinical Practice, Research and Teaching
This book outlines the rationale for using music therapy in child and family psychiatry. The author reflects on research methodology and describes characteristics of her own approach to therapy, including how to start and end the session, how to motivate children and establish a positive musical dialogue with them, and how to include parents.
'A good book about how alternative therapies can help dyslexia. It mentions each therapy individually and explains what it is, how it works, how many sessions are needed, who will benefit, and if it can be done at home.'- Education OtherwiseThis comprehensive book offers clear and balanced information on a range of alternative therapies for ...
A Guide for Adults with Developmental Dyspraxia - Revised Edition
This book was written to help all adults with Dyspraxia tackle the everyday situations that many people take for granted. It is full of practical advice on everything from getting a diagnosis to learning how to manage household chores. Topics addressed include self-esteem and how Dyspraxia often interacts with other conditions.
This well-established text has now been completely revised in an expanded fourth edition. Each chapter has been updated to reflect current thinking. The chapters about personality and lifestyle have been significantly expanded. This new edition is essential reading for all those working with older people, as well as a key text for students.
Making Difficult Decisions
This book considers ethical decisions in the context of relationships, treatment, safety and quality of life. It draws on the experiences of family carers as well as on existing research and emphasizes the importance of empathy and the need to acknowledge different perspectives in order to reach the best decision for the person with dementia
Faith, Science and Values in Health Care Provision
Informed by the principle of 'medicine of the person', the contributors argue for a medical practice which takes account of spirituality, ethics and theology in keeping with the ideas and beliefs of Paul Tournier, an influential Swiss GP whose thinking has had a substantial impact on routine patient care relevant to national health services.
The contributors discuss the evaluation of care at different levels and in various settings, particularly long stay care, covering evaluation methods, ethics, use of technology and the user's role in the evaluation process itself. Their contributions are a useful basis for the discussion of future challenges in evaluation of dementia care.
The Chronic Illness Game facilitates the improvement of social skills and coping strategies in children with a chronic illness who often suffer from impaired psychological and social development. The game should be facilitated by a health or mental health professional and is intended for use with groups of up to six players or with families.
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