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Children with Special Needs

  • This Lovely Lifeby

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009; US$ 13.95

    Vicki Forman gave birth to Evan and Ellie, weighing just a pound at birth, at twenty-three weeks? gestation. During the delivery she begged the doctors to "let her babies go" ? she knew all too well that at twenty-three weeks they could very well die and, if they survived, they would face a high risk of permanent disabilities. However, California... more...

  • The Handbook of Autismby Maureen Aarons; Tessa Gittens

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 56.95

    This updated edition of the Handbook of Autism  explores and expands on the practical and jargon free information of the best-selling first edition. The authors dispel many of the myths surrounding this puzzling and complex disorder. They provide practical information that makes sense, covering both medical and educational issues. Revised research... more...

  • New Perspectives in Special Educationby Inge M. Abbring; Seamus Hegarty; Cor J. W. Meijer; Sip J. Pijl

    Taylor and Francis 1995; US$ 67.95

    It is now widely believed in many Western countries that the segregation of students with special educational needs is problematic, and that wherever possible these students should be educated alongside their peers in regular education settings. There has been a general move towards integrating special and regular education into one system that caters... more...

  • A Real Boyby Christina Adams

    Penguin Group US 2005; US$ 22.00

    Jonah Adams was diagnosed as autistic at two years and eight months. Just a few years later, a doctor refused to believe such a diagnosis could ever have been given to this healthy, happy boy. This is the true story of how Jonah?s mother, Christina, seized his limited window of opportunity for recovery. Detailing how she utilized a combination of a... more...

  • The Late Talkerby Marilyn C. Agin; Lisa F. Geng; Malcolm Nicholl

    St. Martin's Press 2004; US$ 17.99

    Every parent eagerly awaits the day his or her child will speak for the first time. For millions of mothers and fathers, however, anticipation turns to anxiety when those initial, all-important words are a long time coming. Many worried parents are reassured that their child is "just a late talker," but unfortunately, all too often that is not the... more...

  • Understanding Mental Retardationby Patricia Ainsworth; Pamela C Baker

    University Press of Mississippi 2004; US$ 14.00

    CONSUMER HEALTH-->. What measures can parents and advocates take to insure that people who have mental retardation live full, rewarding lives from infancy to old age?. Understanding Mental Retardation explores a diverse group of disorders from their biological roots to the everyday challenges faced by this special population and their families.... more...

  • An A-Z of Genetic Factors in Autismby Kenneth Aitken

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2011; US$ 29.95

    The book covers the main genetic disorders associated with autism, including those linked to growth differences, neurodevelopmental problems, gastrointestinal disturbances epilepsy and many others. It alphabetically lists the conditions next to information about how common they are, causes, signs, symptoms, and methods of treatment and management. more...

  • Dietary Interventions in Autism Spectrum Disordersby Kenneth Aitken

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2008; US$ 29.95

    The author explores dietary approaches that have been advocated in ASD. For each approach, he explores the potential benefits; evidence for and against the diet; and sources of further information. He describes his own approach, the Simple Restriction Diet (SRD) explaining how to implement it and work out whether a dietary approach is of benefit. more...

  • Supporting South Asian Families with a Child with Severe Disabilitiesby Yasmeen Akram; Chris Hatton; Robina Shah; Eric Emerson; Janet Robertson

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2003; US$ 47.95

    Social workers will find this book to be a valuable tool, highlighting ways of improving the cultural sensitivity of disability services and parental and family support. Combining a wide-ranging survey and in-depth interviews, the authors build a rich picture how culture and ethnicity can impact on a family's experience of disability. more...

  • The Red Beastby Haitham Al-Ghani; Kay Al-Ghani

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2008; US$ 21.95

    This vibrant fully illustrated children's storybook is written for children aged 5+, and is an accessible, fun way to talk about anger, with useful tips about how to 'tame the red beast' and guidance for parents on how anger affects children with Asperger's Syndrome. more...