Publications, alphabetical by title (A)
Able Children in Ordinary Schools
Author: Deborah Eyre
Asserting that state schools can meet the needs of able pupils, this text provides practical strategies for both senior managers and classroom teachers to achieve this end. It explores the issues and problems surrounding good provision and suggests why schools have found this area so difficult. The book sites examples of good practice in all phases of school-based education, and in particular looks at ways in which extension planning for able pupils can be developed as part of general planning.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Background of thinking since the introduction of comprehensive schools; questions and definitions; the recognition of ability (identification); managing provision in the primary school; provision in the primary classroom; managing provision in the secondary school; provision in secondary subject departments; professional development and inservice issues; 2000 and beyond, a blueprint for the future.
Author – Diane Montgomery
Since the introduction of mass schooling educationalists have been concerned that large numbers of able children have underfunctioned. The introduction of grammar school education in 1944, for the top twenty percent did not overcome this problem. Equally comprehensive education did not resolve it and once again there is pressure to return to selection and ‘acceleration’. This book however suggests a ‘third way’. Whatever the structure used it advocates that the current curriculum needs to be taught differently so as to include all learners and to ‘engage their brains’ with the curriculum content. Evidence of what is needed and what works with able underachievers, the disaffected and low attainers from a wide range of backgrounds lies in the pedagogy used. It concludes that teaching and learning methods need to be modified to become learning orientated and learner centred rather than subject orientated and teacher centre. Education will then have ‘come of age’.
Price: £19.50 (Excluding: VAT)
Access to Communication: Developing the Basics of Communication with People with Severe Learning Difficulties through Intensive Interaction
Authors: Melanie Nind and Dave Hewett
This work is aimed at all who work or spend time with people who have learning difficulties, especially those who do not yet use language. The focus is on opening up the fulfilment and joy of human interaction to people who are remote from communication and companionship.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
What is intensive interaction?; the theoretical background to intensive interaction; how knowledge of infant learning helped the development of intensive interaction; how to do intensive interaction; wider and related issues; case studies.
Access to Learning – For Children with Disabilities
Author: John Cornwall
This work offers practical and specific guidance to help mainstream teachers, managers and SEN co-ordinators provide a more inclusive environment for pupils and students who are physically disabled or have medical conditions. It includes resource materials and references for curricular access, differentiation, pastoral care, peer support and teacher/subject support. It also offers an exploration of the pupils’ own views on social issues and their personal development to help the reader understand the issues which face this group of pupils.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Choice and opportunity; pupil’s and student’s learning; the National Curriculum and resource development; teaching and curriculum differentiation; school management.
AD/HD and the Nature of Self-Control
This far-reaching work from renowned scientist-practitioner Russell A. Barkley provides a radical shift of perspective on ADHD, arguing that the disorder is fundamentally a developmental problem of self-control, and that a deficit in attention is a secondary, and not universal, characteristic. The volume synthesizes neuropsychological research and theory on the executive functions, illuminating how normally functioning individuals are able to bring behavior under the control of time and orient their actions toward the future. Meticulously applying this model to an examination of the cognitive and social impairments manifested by ADHD, Barkley offers compelling new directions for thinking about and treating this disorder.
The book reviews the diagnostic criteria of ADHD, identifying the inadequacies of current conceptualizations, and presents a range of new and testable hypotheses about the nature of the disorder. Shifting the focus of ADHD theory building away from inattention per se, Barkley delves into the vital construct of behavioral inhibition. Chapters draw upon extensive neuropsychological research to show how the ability to delay one’s response to external stimuli permits the development of the executive functions involved in self-control. Providing a new level of insight into the day-to-day adaptive functioning problems of affected children and adults, the book demonstrates how ADHD disrupts the developmental process by which behavior becomes internalized, resulting in an inability to regulate and direct behavior toward the future.
AD/HD Clinical Workbook (A) 2nd Edition
Authors: Barkley and Murphy
This 8.5 x 11 comb-bound workbook provides a master set of the assessment and treatment forms, questionnaires, and handouts recommended by Barkley in Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder:A Handbook for Diagnosis and Treatment, Second Edition. Formatted for easy photocopying, many of these materials are available from no other source. All child and adult interview forms and rating scales have been completely revised for DSM-IV and new norms for many of the scales have been provided. Also included are a fact sheet for parents and teachers of children with ADHD, as well as ADHD-diagnosed adults; daily school report cards for monitoring academic progress; and more.
AD/HD Education, Medical & Cultural Issues (New Edition)
Authors: Cooper & Ideus
AD/HD How to Deal With Very Difficult Children
AD/HD Information & Guidelines for Schools
Authors: Hampshire LEA
AD/HD – A Practical Guide for Teachers
Authors: – Paul Cooper and Katherine Ideus
A guide to classroom practice for teachers dealing with pupils with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, a condition which is estimated to affect on average one in every 25 children. The book addresses key issues commonly raised by teachers; provides a source of information on the assessment of the attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder; advises teachers on how to communicate with both parents and professionals; and offers practical classroom strategies and interventions for tackling the condition.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
What is AD/HD and where does it come from?; how do we know when it is AD/HD and not something else?; how can we approach AD/HD from the teacher perspective?; effective teaching for children with AD/HD, how does it look?; medication for AD/HD – can it be justified?; what about..? – other issues related to AD/HD.
AD/HD’97 – Oxford: Papers and Materials Arising from the First European Conference for Health and Education Professionals on Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder – April 1997
AD/HD’98 – Cambridge: Papers and Materials from the Second European Conference for Health and Education Professionals on Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder – April 1998
ADD and Comorbidities in Children, Adolescents and Adults
Author: Prof. Thomas Brown
ADD in the Workplace
ADD on the Job
ADHD and Teens
Authors: Alexander & Roberts
ADHD Handbook for Diagnosis & Treatment (2nd Edition)
Updating and expanding Russell Barkley’s acclaimed Handbook, this new second edition incorporates the latest findings on the nature, diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of ADHD. Clinicians, researchers, and students will find practical and richly referenced information on nearly every aspect of the disorder. As in the previous edition, Barkley is assisted with selected chapters by seasoned colleagues covering their respective areas of expertise and providing clear guidelines for practice in clinical, school, and community settings. In-depth assessment and treatment guidelines for adolescents and adults as well as children are supported by updated outcomes documentation, and three new chapters focus specifically on working with adults. The second edition also explicates Barkley’s groundbreaking theory of ADHD as a developmental problem of self-control, evaluates DSM-IV diagnostic criteria, and surveys established and emerging pharmacological approaches.
Practitioners wishing to implement the assessment and treatment recommendations delineated in this edition are advised to purchase the companion Workbook, which contains a full set of forms, questionnaires, and handouts, in a large-size format, with permission to photocopy.
ADHD in the Schools
Affecting one out of every 20 children and adolescents, ADHD is often first identified by education professionals–teachers, counselors, or school psychologists. Until now, however, the literature on ADHD has primarily been written by and for clinic-based practitioners. Addressing school-related problems associated with ADHD such as academic underachievement, noncompliance with classroom rules, and problematic peer relationships, this book tells school professionals how to identify and assess students who might have ADHD and how to develop and implement classroom-based programs. Included are a number of appendices containing examples of handouts and observation coding sheets.
AD/HD: Research, Practice and Opinion
Authors: Paul Cooper and Katherine Bilton
This important book addresses the diagnosis, treatment and problems faced by those with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Part 1 Understanding ADHD described not only the conventional medical approach to the disorder and some of the related current scientific research but also includes personal accounts from people with ADHD and of their families, clearly showing the impact the disorder has on the lives of all concerned.
Part 2 Supporting People with ADHD covers a multi-modal approach to the assessment and management of ADHD. It looks at the different treatments available and the role of medication, dietary factors and holistic treatments. It then discusses the necessity for appropriate teaching and learning frameworks for children with ADHD.
Part 3 ADHD in Practice looks at how ADHD is viewed by the professions involved, discusses strategies used by teachers and concludes with a study of the perceptions and the attitudes of children with ADHD to their condition, its effects and treatment
ADHD: Perspectives from Educational Psychology
Authors: British Psychological Society
Doula Nicholson and Harry Ayers
Aims to help teachers and parents deal with the many different problems experienced by young people. The text presents theories and a range of practical approaches to help parents and teachers develop strategies with which to respond to particular problems. It has an accessible format with illustrations to help the reader identify the main elements of the theories, and provides an appendix of useful addresses and structured interview forms to help professionals interview adolescents and their parents.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Theory: the concept of adolescence; theories of adolescent development – Erikson and the development of identity, Kohlberg and moral development, Loevinger and ego development, Bandura and the social cognitive understanding of development, Bronfenbrenner and the ecological approach to development, Kegan and the constructive-developmental perspective to development, Blos and the object relations view on development; theoretical approaches to adolescent problems – behavioural, psychodynamic, client-centred, cognitive, rational-emotive, social-cognitive, ecosystemic. Practice: adolescent problems – behaviour difficulties, emotional difficulties, relationship difficulties, sexual relationships, eating disorders, substance abuse, case studies; interview forms for using with adolescent and parents/carers. Appendix: useful addresses.
Adult Dyslexia, Assessment, Counselling and Training
Authors: David McLoughlin, Gary Fitzgibbon & Vivienne Young
Drawing on their experience of educational and occupational psychology and their work with adult dyslexics, the authors of this book focus on dyslexia in adulthood, and describe the nature of the difficulties experienced by adult dyslexics in their personal, working and social lives.
Identification of the adult dyslexic; formal diagnosis; counselling the dyslexic adult; dealing with dyslexia – strategies and solutions; the dyslexic at work; career guidance. Appendices: sample report; useful addresses.
Adult Dyslexic – Interventions and Outcomes (The)
Authors: David McLoughlin, Carol Leather & Patricia Stringer
The underlying theme of this book is empowerment. In order to become successful, adults with dyslexia need to be able to take control of their lives. This book aims to promote-greater understanding of the nature of dyslexia as it is manifested in the adult years and to describe the skills professionals need if they are to empower dyslexic people through the process of assessment, counselling, teaching and training. The book will be of interest to psychologists, counsellors, teachers, tutors, speech and language therapists, medical practitioners, and personnel specialists.
1. Developmental dyslexia — aetiology; characteristics in adulthood.
2. Identification —risk factors; interviewing; screening; assessment.
3. Counselling — issues; theoretical approaches; basic skills; advanced skills.
4. Personal development — social skills; communication skills;.confidence; self-esteem.
5. Teaching — reading; spelling; writing; numeracy.
6. Tutoring — learning skills; reading strategies; writing techniques; examination and test thking; note taking; metacognition.
7. Training — career development; strategy acquisition; complementary skills; self-assertion.
8. Advocacy — in education; in the work place; support groups.
Adventures in Fast Forward
All About AD/HD
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All for Alex a “Circle of Friends”
Authors: Maines & Robinson
Drawing upon the work of other colleagues, in particular the research carried out by Tina Axup. Barbara and George put this process into place for an eleven year old boy. The effects were startlingly successful and extraordinarily moving. With the consent of the young people, their teachers and families it was filmed and this video, with full explanatory guidebook, will encourage others to try the intervention. This is a powerful, easy to use strategy – if you have never used it then we recommend that you watch the video and then try it out for yourself.
Price: £28.00 (Excluding: VAT)
All in the Mind – The Essence of Psychology
Author: Adrian Furnham
Is psychology no more than common sense dressed up in jargon? Is it a science? And what did Freud really say? This highly readable book considers some of the most interesting and controversial questions in the ever-popular discipline of psychology. Among the topics discussed are: What is psychotherapy and does it actually work? What do intelligence tests measure? Are men and women really psychologically different? Does nature or nurture really determine our personality? The book provides a taster of what psychology is and what psychologists do. It aims to dispel myths, to entertain and to educate.
Analysing Cleft Palate Speech
Author: Pamela Grunwell
Anger Management – A Practical Guide
Authors: Adrian Faupel, Elizabeth Herrick
The authors of this volume provide information, insight and strategies for understanding and managing anger more effectively. They outline impulse control, social skills, moral judgements, environmental factors and therapeutic approaches designed to help the reader consider their own anger as well as their reaction to the anger of others. Specific ideas are given for working with children and the resources and check lists are photocopiable.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Part 1 What is anger?: perspectives on anger; what does anger do to you; what do we do with anger. Part 2 The storm: planning to avoid a storm; weathering the storm; after the storm. Part 3 The fireworks: working with angry children; crisis management; help for parents; illustrations. Appendices: observation checklists (primary and secondary versions); anger triggers; developing a solution; behaviour modification chart; resources.
Author: F Clifford Rose, Renata Whurr & Maria A Wyke
“In this bulky book the theory, the assessment and the treatment are set forth with equal attention. Each chapter is written by an outstanding author and followed by a wide bibliography…a truly useful book”.
Aphasia Therapy (2nd Edition)
Authors: C Code & D J Müller
Applying Psychology in the Classroom
Authors: Jane Leadbetter et al
Psychology is a valuable tool for understanding and improving pupils’ learning processes. This text considers a range of issues improving pupil motivation and understanding social dynamics in the classroom. It also encourages teachers to conduct classroom investigations to assess learning environments, provides a brief overview of the underlying psychological theory in each chapter and discusses the issues which are relevant to classroom practice, and provides practical examples and activities to support the text
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Exploring pupil motivation and promoting effective learning in the classroom; the social dynamics of the classroom; towards inclusive classrooms; managing classroom interactions; approaches to teaching – how can psychology help?; assessing and improving the learning environment; managing stress.
The Art of Teaching Peacefully – Improving Behaviour and Reducing Conflict in the Classroom
Author – Michelle MacGrath
This text aims to help teachers reduce conflict by developing positive relationships with pupils, creating a calm environment and using non-confrontational communication skills. Curriculum ideas are included and there are techniques to enable teachers to minimise stress, conserve energy and remain calm. The book is intended to help teachers be authoritative rather than authoritarian.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Helping pupils feel at ease in the classroom; encouraging an improvement in behaviour through confidence and self-esteem; developing relationships with pupils; teaching, conflict and power; anger; acquiring skills; facilitating change; feeling better – dealing with stress.
Asian Children and Adolescents in Britain
Author: Annie Lau
Asian children in Britain today come from settled communities reflecting a diversity of ethnic and religious backgrounds. This book traces their ethnic origins and patterns of migration that result in the configurations found in Britain today. The belief systems that give shape and form to the traditional extended family structure are first explored by an exposition of the main religious faiths to be found in India and Pakistan and their implications for individual and family life.
Asperger Syndrome – A Practical Guide for Teachers
Authors: Val Cumine, Julia Leach and Gill Stevenson
A guide to effective classroom practice for teachers and support assistants working with children with Asperger Syndrome in mainstream schools and other non-specialist settings. This book outlines the underlying impairments and their educational implications; considers the issues of assessment and diagnosis; offers practical strategies for effective and realistic classroom intervention, including access to the National Curriculum; and considers the behavioural challenges the child with Asperger Syndrome may pose.
This work seeks to inform professionals meeting a child with Asperger Syndrome for the first time and to equip them with effective educational and behavioural intervention strategies. Professionals in special schools, INSET providers, educational psychologists, parents and carers should find this book of interest.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Asperger syndrome – an introduction; issues of assessment and diagnosis; educational implications of Asperger syndrome; intervention; behaviour; towards precision in assessment and teaching.
Assessing Children’s Learning
Assessing Individual Needs (2nd Edition) – A Practical Approach
Authors: Harry Ayers, Don Clarke, Alastair Ross
A guide for all teachers in assessing the needs of pupils in primary and secondary schools, but of particular use to Special Needs Co-ordinators.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Introducing the profiles; using the assessment profiles; observation; effective intervention; thinking about plannning; developing IEP’s; photocopiable sheets.
Assessment and Management of Emotional and Psychosocial Reactions to Brain Damage and Aphasia
Author: Peter Währborg
Aims to provide an accessible and practical guide to the assessment, differentiation and clinical management of the emotional and psychosocial problems of aphasic and non-aphasic brain damaged individuals and their families. Current clinical approaches are also considered.
Assessing the Needs of Bilingual Pupils – Resource Material for Teachers
Author: Deryn Hall
A study of ways in which teachers can consider why some bilingual pupils in their classrooms are not making learning progress or are academically underachieving. It looks at how to ask questions about the pupil, of collecting evidence of learning and language development and of offering support within the classroom. It contains a model and photocopiable proformas for use within schools which should help to establish clear systems of identification of those bilingual pupils, who may have special learning difficulties, to distinguish these from their need for language support.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Introduction to the profiles; using the assessment profiles; scoring the assessment profiles; observations; the planning sheet; effective intervention; using the assessment form as part of a co-ordinated approach to meeting individual needs; customization
Assessment & Therapy for Young Dysfluent Children: Family Interaction
Author: Lena Rustin, Elaine Kelman & Willie Botterill
Clinicians continue to be anxious about the assessment and treatment of dysfluency, but all the evidence suggests that early intervention is of primary importance in preventing long-term chronic stuttering. This practical programme aims to provide the means to assess the child’s speech and language and the family life-style, to identify the children at risk and to plan appropriate treatment for the child concerned.
Assessment of Motor Organisation and Dyspraxia (The)
Author: Kate Ripley
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Psychological Response….
Authors: British Psychological Society
Attention Seeking: A Practical Solution for the Classroom
“Off Task – Out of Seat – Talking out of Turn – Troubling Other Children!”
It is the high frequency of these behaviours by a few pupils which makes it hard for teachers to manage the behaviour of the whole class. This publication is the first to address these specific behaviours and to provide teachers with a clear and simple set of strategies to:
* Assess the problem
* Relate targets to IEPs
* Reduce the unwanted behaviours
* Increase the desired behaviours
Attention Zone (The) – A Parent’s Guide
Autism and Learning
Authors: Stuart Powell and Rita Jordan
Demonstrates how a cognitive perspective on the way in which individuals with autism think and learn may be applied to particular curriculum areas. The text sets out principles of pedagogy and illustrates their application.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Rationale for the approach; translating the rationale into practice; communication; information technology; play; outdoor education; assessment; science; drama and movement; groupwork.
Autism: medical and educational aspects
Authors: Theo Peeters & Chris Gillberg
Though autism is one of the best documented and validated childhood psychiatric syndromes, there remains an enormous gap between theoretical understanding of autism and understanding of it in the practice of daily life. This book aims to go some way towards bridging that gap.|In common with visual or auditory impairments, the cause of autism is physical, biological and organic. Likewise, just as people with impaired sight or hearing need education and guidance specific to their needs, people with autism require specialized education and support matched to their particular difficulties.|This book, aimed at the medical community and the teaching profession, introduces the medical background to autism and discusses current educational approaches to helping those diagnosed as autistic. The book sets out to inspire as well as to inform those involved with the medical or educational management of people with autism.
Autism – From Theoretical Understanding to Educational Intervention
Author: Theo Peeters
Autism is a condition which renders the sufferer incapable of understanding meaning ‘beyond the information given’. The autistic person has a purely literal relationship with reality and has difficulty in developing imagination: “He panicked when he heard his mother say she wanted to cry her eyes out. If you kiss him and you ask him how it feels he may answer ‘Wet'”. Theo Peeters regards autistic people as ‘hyperrealist’ in a world of ‘surrealism’ that we call ‘normal’. Paradoxically, it is lack of imagination that makes dealing with an absence of imagination so difficult. This book not only provides a theoretical understanding of the condition to help carers to adapt to the autistic person’s way of thinking but also offers practical intervention strategies for education and treatment. The numerous quotes from parents and autistic people throughout the book provide particularly valuable insights.
Autistic Spectrum Disorders – An Introductory Handbook for Practitioners
Author: Rita Jordan
Written for practitioners working in the field of autism and related disorders (including Asperger’s syndrome), this handbook offers an overview of understandings of these disorders from a behavioural, biological and psychological perspective. A coherent analysis of the different theoretical viewpoints is provided, especially at the psychological level which has the greatest bearing on practice.
Effective practice depends on understanding the condition. This handbook aims to encourage practitioners to reflect on thinking in the light of their own experience and contribute towards future research and the making and testing of theories.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
The nature and definition of autism; the importance of diagnosis in education and care; autism and behaviour; the biological bases of autism; theories on the nature of autism; the individual with an autistic spectrum disorder.