I Am Special

Author: Peter Vermeulen
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1853029165
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This workbook is designed for a child to work through with an adult. Unlike other books, its content and layout are devised for children who read, think and process information differently. The first part is a theoretical introduction. The second part is a series of worksheets through which the child creates a unique book about themselves.

I am Special

Author: Peter Vermeulen
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857005456
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I am Special is a proven programme for helping children, teens and adults on the autism spectrum to understand themselves and their diagnosis, gain confidence and thrive. Peter Vermeulen describes in-depth the theory and research behind the programme, and explains how to use it in practice. He presents a series of specially-designed worksheets, included on an accompanying CD in a handy printable format, on a wide range of topics, including how the brain works, physical characteristics, likes and dislikes, sensory issues, strengths and weaknesses, learning preferences, relationships and plans for the future. When completed, the worksheets can be used to build up a unique and personal book about the individual on the autism spectrum, to help foster self-understanding and self-confidence. For the very first time, the programme presented in this second edition is suitable for use with teens and adults as well as children, and also contains helpful interactive material for siblings. This is a unique resource for all those involved in supporting children, teens and adults on the autism spectrum, including teachers, psychologists, counsellors as well as parents and carers.

Encyclopedia of Substance Abuse Prevention Treatment and Recovery

Author: Gary L. Fisher
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412950848
Format: PDF
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Substance abuse is one of the most frequent and serious problems encountered by human service workers, criminal justice professionals, and clinicians. Unfortunately, many professionals in these fields receive little, if any, formal training about this problem. Our planned encyclopedia presents state-of-the-art research and evidence-based applications in A-to-Z format. Rather than create a compendium of specific drugs and drug effects, for which there are any number of fine titles already available, the focus will be upon practical knowledge and skills for pre-service and in-service human service professionals, including substance abuse counselors and prevention specialists.

Autism as Context Blindness

Author: Peter Vermeulen
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781937473457
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book presents a new way of looking at autism by considering the impact of the context in which the person lives and where interventions are delivered.--Publisher.

Autistic Thinking this is the Title

Author: Peter Vermeulen
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781853029950
Format: PDF, Mobi
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To understand the ways people with autism think, Peter Vermeulen argues, we need to try to get inside their world. The latest scientific thinking is clearly explained, and illustrated by numerous personal accounts. This introductory book offers the reader a real window into the autistic mind and the very individual way in which it processes information. Honest and accessible, this book will be invaluable to anyone involved in the care of an autistic child.

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Author: Kathleen R. Stratton
Publisher: National Academies
ISBN:
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This volume discusses fetal alcohol syndrome and other possibly alcohol-related effects from two broad perspectives--diagnosis and surveillance, and prevention and treatment.

Alcohol and brain development

Author: James West
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN:
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A comprehensive discussion of alcohol's effects on brain development in the fetus and newborn, this book brings together morphological, neurochemical, physiological and behavioral studies in both animals and humans. As a synthesis of current research in this important field, the book complements Rosett and Weiner's more clinically oriented Alcohol and the Fetus (OUP, 1984).

Quinolone Antibacterials

Author: Jochen Kuhlmann
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642803644
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It has been over 30 years since the first clinically important member of the quinolone class, nalidixic acid, was introduced into medical practice. The modification produced in the quinolone nucleus by introducing a fluorine at the 6-position led to the discovery of the newer fluoroquinolones with enhanced antibacterial activities as compared to nalidixic acid. By now a great deal of preclinical and clinical experience has been obtained with these agents. The intense interest in this class of antibacterial agents by chemists, micro biologists, toxicologists, pharmacologists, clinical pharmacologists, and clini cians in various disciplines encouraged us to summarize the information on the history, chemistry, mode of action and in vitro properties, kinetics and efficacy in animals, mechanisms of resistance, toxicity, clinical pharmacology, clinical experience, and future prospects in one volume of the Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology. As this series deals predominantly with "experimental" characteristics of drugs, our volume is dedicated specifically to quinolones and emphasizes principally their preclinical and clinical phar macological characteristics, despite the existence of several summaries on quinolones. The chemistry of the quinolones is described in detail. The chapter on the mode of action of quinolones reports the conclusive evidence that gyrase is the intracellular target of the quinolones; however, another enzyme, topoisomerase IV, may also be a target for quinolones, and the exact mechanisms by which quinolones act bactericidally are far from being understood.

Coming Out Asperger

Author: Dinah Murray
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1843102404
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book explores the complexity of diagnosis for Asperger Syndrome, the drawbacks and benefits of disclosing a "hidden disability," and how this impinges on self-esteem. The contributors include some of the best-known and most exciting writers in the field of AS today, and include individuals on the autism spectrum, parents and professionals.

Of Mice and Aliens

Author: Kathy Hoopmann
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857001795
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The sequel to Blue Bottle Mystery, this is a science fiction novel for kids, with a difference. Ben is learning to cope with his newly diagnosed Asperger Syndrome, but when an alien crash-lands in his back yard, things really get complicated. The alien, Zeke, knows nothing about Earth's rules and norms and it is up to Ben and his friend Andy to help Zeke survive. The humorous parallels between the alien's inability to relate to humans and Ben's own idiosyncrasies highlight the difficulties Aspie kids face every day. Of Mice and Aliens is not just another kids' book. As well as being a delightful read for anyone who loves adventure, it is a valuable teaching tool that demystifies children with Asperger's, justifying their individuality as valid and interesting.