Children in Difficulty

Author: Julian Elliott
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415325431
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This new edition has been fully updated to include new material on conditions such as dyspraxia and ADHD, and provides the reader with a variety of sources for further reading and information.

Autism

Author: Andrew Brereton
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0955730910
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Parents of children with autism will admit that it is at once one of the most problematic and yet unusual condition a family can face. Many times the extremes of behaviour, which children with autism display are due to difficulties of sensory perception and can be treated. This book was written by the parent of such a child, - a parent whose search for answers led him to become qualified in psychology and child development. This book taps into the experience and knowledge, which has been gained through heartache and hard work. It offers a new rationale of treatment for children with autism and gives hope to parents that they do not have to accept that they can do nothing about their child's condition. The book gives clear explanations of and insights into the many complex difficulties, which children and families face; - but it also goes further than this in offering solutions. A 'must read' for any parent whose child suffers from autism.

How to Help Children and Young People with Complex Behavioural Difficulties

Author: Barbara Knowles
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857004888
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Young people with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties (BESD - sometimes called 'SEBD' or 'EBD') need effective and consistent support, yet providing this can be highly stressful and demanding for the practitioners involved. Complete with practical intervention strategies based on research, theory and practice, this comprehensive handbook provides practitioners with the information and tools they need to deal with BESD in a way that is of benefit to them as well as to the children they work with. The book begins by expanding the reader's general understanding of BESD in children. The authors examine the underlying causes, explore what can be learned from past experience, and discuss research-based theory. They then offer a range of interventions and therapies for use in and out of school, and encourage practitioners to develop skills such as engaging with parents, identifying special educational needs and setting constructive boundaries. Finally, the needs of practitioners themselves are addressed. The authors advise on how to collaborate productively with other professions and stress the importance of supporting colleagues and developing the personal resilience needed to cope in difficult circumstances. Wide-ranging, accessible and current, this guide will be an invaluable resource for the professional development of teachers and other practitioners working with young people with BESD/SEBD in educational settings.

The ASD and Me Picture Book

Author: Joel Shaul
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784503517
Format: PDF, ePub
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Learn to build individual strengths and work through problems with this picture-based guide for children with ASD aged 7-14. The use of images and photocopiable worksheets creates a simple and fun resource for identifying what you are good at and how to use those skills to deal with personal challenges.

Can I tell you about Asperger Syndrome

Author: Jude Welton
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1846424224
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Meet Adam - a young boy with AS. Adam invites young readers to learn about AS from his perspective. He helps children understand the difficulties faced by a child with AS - he tells them what AS is, what it feels like to have AS and how they can help children with AS by understanding their differences and appreciating their many talents. This illustrated book is ideally suited for boys and girls between 7 and 15 years old and also serves as an excellent starting point for family and classroom discussions.

A Practical Guide to Caring for Children and Teenagers with Attachment Difficulties

Author: Chris Taylor
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857003676
Format: PDF
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This book guides childcare professionals through attachment theory and provides techniques for caring for children with attachment difficulties. It explains what attachment is, what different patterns of attachment look like in children and young people, how early attachment experiences affect their lives, and how this understanding can help childcare workers to develop therapeutic ways of caring. By understanding these issues, childcare workers are better equipped to help and support the troubled children they care for. This book shows how to promote recovery through secure base experiences in a therapeutic environment and provides solutions and methods to tackle challenging and problem behaviour, anger and the effects of trauma in children with attachment problems. This essential book will be invaluable to professionals such as residential carers, social workers and foster carers who work in a therapeutic environment with vulnerable and troubled children and young people.

A Parent s Guide to Learning Difficulties

Author: Peter Westwood
Publisher: Aust Council for Ed Research
ISBN: 0864318405
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A Parent's Guide to Learning Difficulties provides parents with a clear explanation of the many causes of children's problems in learning. The book contains jargon-free and practical advice for helping children with reading, writing, and mathematics. It also explains how previously proven and effective methods can be implemented in home-tutoring situations, as well as in school. While the focus is on children with general learning difficulties, the book also provides important information about teaching and managing children with intellectual, physical, and sensory disabilities, as well as autism. A Parent's Guide to Learning Difficulties also includes links to online information resources and references to books that will be useful.

Supporting Children with Behaviour Difficulties

Author: Glenys Fox
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136607307
Format: PDF, Docs
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This practical guide is written to help assistants in supporting children who have behavior difficulties. The author provides a description of the role of the assistant in working with the class teacher to enable children to learn good behavior in schools, a clear description of the range of behavior difficulties, and information on strategies that work in managing behavior. The book is relevant and useful for any assistant working directly with children, as all assistants in the course of their work need to develop a repertoire of effective strategies for managing behavior. It is particularly helpful for assistants who work routinely with children who present behavior problems as it guides understanding and provides a helpful framework for knowing where to start, what to do and how to do it. The book is also an invaluable resource in the training of assistants.

Dyslexia

Author: Dr Helen Likierman
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 144814860X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Many children spend their entire school lives struggling with their school work. Research has shown that at least 10-15 per cent of children with apparently normal learning ability will have a significant problem with school learning. They may feel that whatever they do it is not good enough - either for their parents, their teachers or indeed themselves. This can often result in feelings of demoralisation, and even alienation from learning and school. This book aims to address these issues and to help parents understand and deal with them. Dyslexia: A Parents' Guide starts by correcting common misconceptions of learning difficulties that are rife in the press and popular literature, and addresses the conflicting approaches and advice from 'experts'. This authoritative guide then moves through diagnosis – with information on dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD, discalculia and more – to offering practical and easy tips to enable parents to help their child overcome their learning difficulty. Both authors are practising psychologists with extensive knowledge and experience of children's learning difficulties. They will show parents how to develop a successful approach to assessing and subsequently managing their child's difficulties.