Recommended reading for teachers and educators
Here you will find all the Special Education books listed in the database but with clickable links. these are all recommended by SEN teachers and professionals. You can use the arrow keys to sort and filter the results to specific books you are interested in.
Inclusive Education Books
|Book Title||Book Author||Purchase Link||Synopsis||Primary Focus Area|
|Autism: An Inside-Out Approach: An Innovative Look at the 'Mechanics' of 'Autism' and its Developmental 'Cousins'||Donna Williams||https://amzn.to/2UKraQ3||Donna Williams' challenging book, written by an autistic person for people with autism and related disorders, carers, and the professionals who work with them, is a practical handbook to understanding, living with and working with autism. Exploring autism from the inside, it shows clearly how the behaviours associated with autism can have a range of different causes, and in many cases reflect the autistic person's attempt to gain control over their internal world. The sensory and perceptual problems that challenge a person with autism are described in depth, together with strategies for tackling them so as to enable that person to take more control of their lives. Donna Williams comments on the various approaches to autism, drawing out those strategies that are of real use, and explaining why some approaches may prove counterproductive, leaving the autistic person feeling even more isolated and misunderstood. Taking the view that understanding autism is the key to managing the condition, Donna Williams' book will bring illumination to all those who have felt baffled and frustrated by the outside appearance of autism. It contains a wealth of helpful suggestions, insights and new ideas, exploding old myths and promoting a view that all those involved with autism will find empowering and creative.||Behaviour, Life experience, Autism, Wellbeing|
|Nobody Nowhere: The Remarkable Autobiography of an Autistic Girl||Donna Williams||https://amzn.to/2URAIsj||Donna Williams was a child with more labels than a jam-jar: deaf, wild disturbed, stupid insane... She lived within herself, her own world her foreground, ours a background she only visited. Isolated from her self and from the outside world, Donna was, in her words, a Nobody Nowhere. She swung violently between these two worlds, battling to join our world and, simultaneously, to keep it out. Abandoned from all connection to the self within her, she lived as a ghost with a body, a patchwork of the images which bombarded her. Intact but detached from the seemingly incomprehensible world around her, she lived in what she called 'a world under glass`.|
After twenty-five years of being misunderstood, and unable to understand herself, Donna stumbled upon the word 'autism': a label, but one which held up a mirror and made sense of her life and struggles, and gave her a chance to finally forgive both herself and those around her.
Nobody Nowhere is disturbing, eloquent and ticklishly funny: it is an account of the soul of someone who lived the word 'autism' and survived in an unsympathetic environment despite intense inner chaos and incomprehension. It describes how, against the odds, Donna came to live independently, achieve a place at university, and write this remarkable autobiography. It is now an international bestseller, sold in over 14 languages throughout the world. This is a book that will stay with you as one of the most exceptional works you will ever read.
|Biography, Life experience, Mental Health, Autism|
|Somebody Somewhere: Breaking Free from the World of Autism||Donna Williams||https://amzn.to/2VI2BAj||The sequel to the powerful international bestseller Nobody Nowhere, Somebody Somewhere takes us deeper into Donna Williams' Journey into the world. Her war against it is finally over, but the pieces of her life lie scattered around her.|
Donna recounts the often funny, sometimes harrowing awakenings arising from sessions with a cognitive psychologist, who helps her understand what she has been through and make sense of her sensory problems, information overload and 'shutdowns'. We travel with her in her breakthroughs in working with autistic children and other adults like herself, as she finally finds a way of belonging and 'simply being' among others, without selling out who she really is.
Somebody Somewhere continues Donna's story in her uniquely poignant yet humorous voice.
|Biography, Life experience, Autism|
|Attachment in the Classroom: A Practical Guide for Schools||Heather Geddes||https://amzn.to/2Ufgkgi||Every day, teachers and other school staff have to deal with children who present challenging behaviour during their learning process at school. This book combines the fundamental principles of attachment theory with teacher-based examples, and practical 'how-to' interventions.||Inclusion, Behaviour, Mental Health, Attachment|
|Born On a Blue Day||Daniel Tammet||https://amzn.to/2UZb9pz||Like the character Hoffman portrayed, he can perform extraordinary maths in his head, sees numbers as shapes, colours, textures and motions, and can learn to speak a language fluently from scratch in three days. He also has a compulsive need for order and routine. He eats exactly 45 grams of porridge for breakfast and cannot leave the house without counting the number of items of clothing he's wearing. If he gets stressed or unhappy he closes his eyes and counts.|
But in some ways Daniel is not all like the Rain Man. He is virtually unique amongst people who have severe autisitic disorders in being capable of living a fully-functioning, independent life. It is this incredible self-awareness and ability to communicate what it feels like to live in a totally extraordinary way that makes BORN ON A BLUE DAY so powerful.
|Inside I'm Hurting: Practical Strategies for Supporting Children with Attachment Difficulties in Schools||Louise Bomber||https://amzn.to/2X49nRa||Inside I' Hurting provides educational professionals with a much-needed classroom handbook of new strategies, practical tools and the confidence for supporting these children from an attachment perspective, thus promoting inclusion in the school system. Contents include: how attachment difficulties can affect a child's ability to learn; providing an 'additional attachment figure' in schools; the benefits and challenges of getting alongside children who have experienced trauma and loss; transitions during the school day; permanency and constancy; being explicit; regulating arousal levels; handling conflict; wondering aloud; lowering the effects of shame; working with transition from primary to secondary phase; developing effective home/school partnership (includes a photocopiable initial meeting prompt card); providing staff support; recommendations for future action.||Inclusion, Behaviour, Wellbeing, Attachment|
|101 Games and Activities for Children With Autism, Asperger's and Sensory Processing Disorders||Tara Delaney||https://amzn.to/2v1vv2z||LEARNING THROUGH PLAY|
One of the best ways for children with autism, Asperger's, and sensory processing disorders to learn is through play. Children improve their motor skills, language skills, and social skills by moving their bodies and interacting with their environment. Yet the biggest challenges parents, teachers, and loved ones face with children on the autism spectrum or with sensory processing disorders is how to successfully engage them in play.
Pediatric occupational therapist Tara Delaney provides the answer. In 101 Games and Activities for Children with Autism, Asperger's, and Sensory Processing Disorders, she shows you how to teach your children by moving their bodies through play. These interactive games are quick to learn but will provide hours of fun and learning for your child. And many of the games can be played indoors or outdoors, so your child can enjoy them at home, outside, or on field trips.
|Inclusion, Teaching, Learning, Resources, Autism, SEN, Sensory Processing|
|What About Me?: Inclusive Strategies to Support Pupils with Attachment Difficulties Make it Through the School Day||Louise Bomber||https://amzn.to/2UQq6dk||What would a genuinely supportive school day look like in real practice, for children who have experienced attachment difficulties and developmental vulnerability? What are the core features of an attachment-friendly school? How can we promote inclusion and positively affect learning outcomes amongst pupils in need, at risk, in care and adopted? Loiuse Bombèr, teacher, therapist, trainer and author of the critically acclaimed number one selling book on behavioural difficulties, Inside I'm Hurting, draws on her extensive experience in working with these children and young people. The book is full of practical ideas that can easily be integrated into the busy-ness of everyday school life. Complicated methods and procedures are unnecessary - the good news is that genuine relationship will provide children and adolescents who have experienced relational traumas and losses with the core support they need.||Inclusion, General Education, SEMH, Mainstream, Attachment, Trauma|
|The Seven T's of Practical Differentiation (Alphabet Sevens)||Sue Cowley||https://amzn.to/2P45Gs5||n this short guide, Sue Cowley offers practical advice for improving differentiation in the classroom. She explains a variety of techniques and strategies that teachers can use straight away, to help all their students learn more effectively. In this short book Sue offers advice on using targets and timing, tips on creating groups for differentiated learning, thoughts on developing higher order thinking for all your students, and much much more.||Teaching, Learning, Differentiation|
|The Seven C's of Positive Behaviour Management (Alphabet Sevens)||Sue Cowley||https://amzn.to/2UUOFpt||In this 'at a glance' guide, Sue Cowley introduces teachers to the key principles of Positive Behaviour Management - her 'Seven C's'. This book offers practical and realistic strategies that you can use to improve behaviour in your classroom and your school - immediately. Whatever age group you teach, her ideas will help and inspire you. Sue Cowley is renowned among both new and experienced teachers for the honest and helpful nature of her advice.||Behaviour|
|How to Survive Your First Year in Teaching||Sue Cowley||https://amzn.to/2Ig5mpz||These titles are also ideal for playschool groups and reception classes. Developing good relationships with others is a key part of the Early Years Foundation Stage framework for all children Birth to 5 in registered Early Years settings (statutory from September 2008). The roll out of the SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning) Curriculum to all Primary Schools puts an additional emphasis on teaching good behaviour and ways to deal with emotions throughout primary education. Features include rhythmic, repetitive text, friendly & ethnically diverse illustrations and humorous touches, plus a page of concise advice for parents/carers. Rhythmic, repetitive text makes these books fun to share or read aloud.||Teaching, Learning, Wellbeing, Mainstream|
|Personalised Learning for Young People with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties||Andrew Colley||https://amzn.to/2P7nulO||Challenging the notion that young people with profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) should be taught in a linear, target-driven way, this book presents an innovative model for creating learning opportunities to suit the needs and abilities of each individual student, within the constraints for formal curricula and even in large class settings. Focusing on students with PMLD aged 14 and over, and addressing their unique needs as they progress towards adult life, the author explains how to create a truly personalised programme for each individual that recognises their right to autonomy whilst also acknowledging their learning difficulties. Practical strategies for dealing with common areas of difficulty such as communication and behaviour are included, and the book contains useful solutions to practical considerations such as timetabling, staffing, assessments and target-setting, and adapting the physical and sensory environment for students with PMLD. A final section looks at opportunities for students with PMLD post-secondary education. Realistic and accessible, this book is essential reading for teachers, teaching assistants and others involved in educating young people with PMLD.||Inclusion, Teaching, Learning, PMLD, Curriculum, SEN|
|A Pocket Size Practical Guide for Parents, Professionals and People on the Autistic Spectrum||Paul Isaacs||https://amzn.to/2UfHioi||Paul Isaacs was diagnosed with Autism in 2010 and later diagnosed with Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome in 2012. He has worked for Autism Oxford since 2010 presenting speeches and training sessions all around the UK. He has released his autobiography through Chipmunka entitled "Living Through The Haze" & memoirs of visual fragmentation entitled "Life Through A Kaleidoscope". This book is written in an easy to read format for parents, professionals and people on the autistic spectrum and offers help with everyday social situations, tips and strategies for education, employment, self-care skills and more it has been written from the author's perspective and the help is from his autistic parents and through trial and error to help others on the autism spectrum to thrive and be happy||Biography, Diagnosis, Life experience, Autism, Wellbeing, General Education|
|Getting the Buggers to Behave||Sue Cowley||https://amzn.to/2Idqnkz||Now in its fifth edition, Getting the Buggers to Behave remains a firm |
favourite with trainees, newly qualified teachers and experienced staff
alike. The advice ranges from the basics of behaviour management to 'how
to deal with the class from hell' and is applicable whether you are
working in the early years, primary, secondary or further education with
level specific examples in every chapter. The book covers preparing for
your first meeting with a new group of students, developing your
individual teaching style, creating a positive learning environment and
working in really challenging schools. Sue is famed for the practical,
honest and realistic nature of her advice, and all her ideas include
case studies and anecdotes based on her years of experience working as a
teacher and the stories and problems she has advised on 'agony aunt'
style, for teachers of all levels.
|Sensory Stories for Children and Teens with Special Educational Needs: A Practical Guide||Joanna Grace||https://amzn.to/2UMINi9||Sensory Stories are short stories of a few lines which are brought to life through a selection of meaningful sensory experiences. They are particularly beneficial for students with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD), autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other special educational needs (SEN). For children with PMLD, Sensory Stories can open up new avenues for communication and inclusive learning. For students with SPD and ASD, they offer a fun way of encountering sensory experiences and triggers in a safe, repetitive way, which over time can help to reduce associated anxieties. This accessible guide offers teachers, other professionals working with students with SEN and parents with a complete step-by-step guide to creating and using Sensory Stories effectively. Aiming to make Sensory Stories affordable and accessible to schools and parents alike by using everyday items found in the classroom and home, Joanna Grace provides original, ready-to-use Sensory Stories with accompanying lesson plans, games and activities and adaptations for different abilities and diagnoses. Written by an experienced SEN consultant and sensory learning specialist, this is unique and essential reading for teachers, other professionals and parents wishing to introduce the many benefits of multi-sensory storytelling to children in their care.||Inclusion, Teaching, Learning, Resources, Communication, Autism, PMLD, SEN, Sensory Processing|
|The Reason I Jump: one boy's voice from the silence of autism||Naoki Higashida||https://amzn.to/2KAWexE||Written by Naoki Higashida when he was only thirteen, this remarkable book provides a rare insight into the often baffling behaviour of autistic children. Using a question and answer format, Naoki explains things like why he talks loudly or repeats the same questions, what causes him to have panic attacks, and why he likes to jump. He also shows the way he thinks and feels about his world - other people, nature, time and beauty, and himself. Abundantly proving that people with autism do possess imagination, humour and empathy, he also makes clear how badly they need our compassion, patience and understanding.|
David Mitchell and his wife have translated Naoki's book so that it might help others dealing with autism and generally illuminate a little-understood condition. It gives us an exceptional chance to enter the mind of another and see the world from a strange and fascinating perspective.
|Biography, Communication, Autism|
|The Teacher's Introduction to Attachment: Practical Essentials for Teachers, Carers and School Support Staff||Nicola Marshall||https://amzn.to/2P47NvZ||Simple and concise, The Teacher's Introduction to Attachment offers an easy way to understand children with attachment issues and how they can be supported. Author Nicola Marshall combines her expertise as an adoptive parent and schools trainer to describe in plain English what attachment is, how children develop attachment problems and how these problems affect a child's social, emotional and neurological development. She addresses some of the difficulties in identifying attachment issues in children - common among children who are in care or adopted, but which are sometimes mistaken for symptoms of ADHD or Autism Spectrum Disorder. Nicola also describes a range of helpful principles and practical strategies which will help children flourish - from simple tips for the individual on how to improve their communication to the changes a school can make to reduce a child's anxiety about changes and transitions. Ideal for teachers and support staff to pick up and use, this book is an essential addition to any school's staff library.||Inclusion, Wellbeing, General Education, Emotional Regulation, SEMH, Mainstream, Attachment|
|Classroom Behaviour: A Practical Guide to Effective Teaching, Behaviour Management and Colleague Support||Bill Rogers||https://amzn.to/2Z7Jvpu||Classroom Behaviour, Second Edition explores the relationship between effective teaching, behaviour management, discipline and colleague support. Bill Rogers also addresses issues such as argumentative and challenging children; students with emotional or behavioural disorders; managing difficult classes; and anger management. This is a comprehensive work addressing the issues of today's classrooms and is written by someone well aware of how demanding teaching can be. It is highly recommended for teachers at all levels, teacher assistants and newly-qualified teachers.||Behaviour|
|Women and Girls with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Understanding Life Experiences from Early Childhood to Old Age||Sarah Hendrickx||https://amzn.to/2ULEYK5||The difference that being female |
makes to the diagnosis, life and experiences of a person with an Autism
Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has largely gone unresearched and unreported
until recently. In this book Sarah Hendrickx has collected both academic
research and personal stories about girls and women on the autism
spectrum to present a picture of their feelings, thoughts and
experiences at each stage of their lives.Outlining how autism
presents differently and can hide itself in females and what the likely
impact will be for them throughout their lifespan, the book looks at how
females with ASD experience diagnosis, childhood, education,
adolescence, friendships, sexuality, employment, pregnancy and
parenting, and aging. It will provide invaluable guidance for the
professionals who support these girls and women and it will offer women
with autism a guiding light in interpreting and understanding their own
life experiences through the experiences of others.
|Diagnosis, Life experience, Mental Health, Autism|
|The Jumbled Jigsaw: An Insider's Approach to the Treatment of Autistic Spectrum `Fruit Salads'||Donna Williams||https://amzn.to/2USn6wW||The Jumbled Jigsaw exposes autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) not as single entities but as a combination of a whole range of often untreated, sometimes easily treatable, underlying conditions. Exploring everything from mood, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive and tic disorders to information processing and sensory perceptual difficulties, including dependency issues, identity problems and much more, Donna demonstrates how a number of such conditions can combine to form a 'cluster condition' and underpin the label 'autism spectrum disorder'.|
Donna Williams encourages and empowers families to look at what they can do to change their child's environment to address anxiety, overload and other issues. She also gives carers the necessary information to navigate the booming autism marketplace and demand the right tools for the job. The author also challenges professionals to adopt a multi-disciplinary approach to identifying and treating the cluster conditions that make up an autism spectrum diagnosis, and to improve service delivery to those in need.
The Jumbled Jigsaw is a call to modern society to take responsibility and accept diversity. It is written in a very human and user-friendly way for parents and for Auties and Aspies themselves, but it is also aimed at carers, professionals, policy-makers and service providers.
|Life experience, Mental Health, Autism, Stress, Wellbeing, Parenting|
|Conversations That Matter: Talking with Children and Teenagers in Ways That Help||Margot Sunderland||https://amzn.to/2IeQesj||So many children and young people in our society are hurting. Research indicates that more children are depressed, anxious or locked in anger than ever before, with all the problems that creates at home, school and in society at large when emotional pain gets expressed through behaviour or physical symptoms. Many well-intentioned adults really want to help when children suffer because of parental conflict, divorce, family financial worries, loss and bereavement, trauma, bullying, isolation, general growing up issues, and worse. But we often lack the confidence and key skills to know how to help in ways that will genuinely support the child or teenager to properly process what is troubling them, and so reach a more positive place of genuine hope and optimism. Conversations that Matter, the latest book by Margot Sunderland, offers a wealth of tools and techniques to empower parents and practitioners to connect to children and young people through conversation, in life changing ways.||Behaviour, General Education, Attachment|
|Don't Send Him in Tomorrow: Shining a light on the marginalised, disenfranchised and forgotten children of today's schools||Jarlath O'Brien||https://amzn.to/2UT5Esm||he progress that children with learning difficulties and SEN make is never discussed, because it is not understood. That is a problem. The bone-crushing infrastructure which professionals have to negotiate is a problem. The fact that so many parents have to fight tooth and nail so that the needs of their children are met, something the rest of us would consider a basic entitlement, is a problem. This book describes how the system and can be improved if and when these marginalised children are given higher priority by the powers that be. There is a widespread lack of understanding about special schools, the work they do, and the children they educate - the sector is largely invisible. Jarlath O'Brien has become increasingly frustrated by this, and the varying quality of provision for children with learning difficulties and SEN in mainstream schools. The successes of special schools and pupil referral units in Ofsted inspections are just not celebrated or analysed in the same way that mainstream schools' are. While, mainstream schools have their hands tied by fears over progress measures.||Behaviour, Exclusion|
|How to Support Pupils with Autism Spectrum Condition in Primary School||Lynn McCann||https://amzn.to/2D8ThhG||A comprehensive and practical guide for teachers and SENCos to understand Autistic Spectrum Condition and help them put in place the right support and expectations for the 1% of primary school pupils likely to be affected.||Inclusion, Teaching, Learning, Autism, Mainstream|
|Living Through The Haze 2nd edition||Paul Isascs||https://amzn.to/2UWcnS4||Paul Isaacs has High Functioning Autism. In this book he talks about his life and the misunderstandings in his younger years by people around him such as neighbours, teachers and family members. The hardships of being in education while undiagnosed and the difficulties in the work place and being misdiagnosed by Mental Health Professionals.|
Despite all this he has come through these hard times with the help, love and support from his family and friends. Which he believes is the important backbones of where he is today. He also believes in Autistic specific support for everyone on the spectrum.
|When the Adults Change, Everything Changes: Seismic shifts in school behaviour||Paul Dix||https://amzn.to/2Z8Bpgn||In When the Adults Change, Everything Changes: Seismic Shifts in |
School Behaviour, Paul Dix upends the debate on behaviour management in
schools and offers effective tips and strategies that serve to end the
search for change in children and turn the focus back on the adults. You
can buy in the best behaviour tracking software, introduce 24/7
detentions or scream NO EXCUSES as often as you want but ultimately the
solution lies with the behaviour of the adults. It is the only behaviour
over which we have absolute control. Drawing on anecdotal case studies,
scripted interventions and approaches which have been tried and tested
in a range of contexts, from the most challenging urban comprehensives
to the most privileged international schools, behaviour training expert
and Pivotal Education director Paul Dix advocates an inclusive approach
that is practical, transformative and rippling with respect for staff
and learners. An approach in which behavioural expectations and
boundaries are exemplified by people, not by a thousand rules that
nobody can recall.
|How to ... Support Children with Autism Spectrum Condition in Secondary School||Lynn McCann||https://amzn.to/2ZaTb2D||This is a well laid-out and concise guide to supporting autistic students in secondary schools. It is so unusual to find such relevant material when supporting older students. I particularly liked the way that material was related to individual subjects. There is so much insight in this book and so many useful and tested ways of supporting children - it should be mandatory reading for all staff working in secondary schools.||Inclusion, Autism, Mainstream|
|Sensory-Being for Sensory Beings: Creating Entrancing Sensory Experiences||Joanna Grace||https://amzn.to/2VI07BZ||Sensory-being: the enveloping of natural presentness and awareness in|
an unfolding sensory moment. Sensory Beings: people whose experience of
the world, and meaning within it, is primarily sensory. Often these are
people who do not have access to language. If you support
someone who understands the world in a primarily sensory way, for
example someone with PMLD or later stage dementia, you will recognise
that they often face periods of time in which they are left without an
activity they can access. This unique, practical guide helps you to plan
and deliver sensory activities that lead people into a calm, focused
state. You are even invited to let the person you support lead you into a state of sensory focus.
|Inclusion, Pedagogy, Teaching, Learning, Communication, Medical Needs, PMLD, SEN, Sensory Processing|
|Attachment for Teachers: The Essential Handbook for Trainee teachers and NQTs||Marie Delaney||https://amzn.to/2XcVfW1||Every trainee teacher and NQT needs to know about the importance of attachment in schools. So many children and young people arrive in class every day who are unable to settle to learn. Many are coming from previous or current home environments which have not provided them with the necessary consistent security and reliable warmth for them to be relaxed, confident and trusting. Some have experienced trauma, loss, neglect and abuse. They communicate their distress through their challenging behaviour in school. What is needed first and foremost for such pupils of all ages is an authentic relationship of attachment with school staff who can get to know them, genuinely empathise and enable them to settle securely and begin to feel safe. Then, and only then, can the task of learning begin. This handbook first explains succinctly why an understanding of attachment theory is vital for all teachers. It then provides practical examples of how a teacher can recognise what the pupil's behaviour is communicating and how the teacher can then effectively intervene to enable the pupil to settle to learn and the teacher achieve freedom to teach. Practical CPD material in the Appendices helps you track your own learning and develop your skills.||Inclusion, Behaviour, Attachment|
|A Therapeutic Treasure Box for Working with Children and Adolescents with Developmental Trauma: Creative Techniques and Activities (Therapeutic Treasures Collection)||Dr Karen Treisman||https://amzn.to/2X60N4s||Like a treasure chest, this resource overflows with valuable resources - information, ideas and techniques to inspire and support those working with children who have experienced relational and developmental trauma.|
Drawing on a range of therapeutic models including systemic, psychodynamic, trauma, sensory, neurobiological, neurocognitive, attachment, cognitive behavioural, and creative ideas, Dr Karen Treisman explains how we understand trauma and its impact on children, teens and their families. She details how it can be seen in symptoms such as nightmares, sleeping difficulties, emotional dysregulation, rage, and outbursts.
Theory and strategies are accompanied by a treasure trove of practical, creative, and ready-to-use resources including over 100 illustrated worksheets and handouts, top tips, recommended sample questions, and photographed examples.
|Inclusion, Resources, Mental Health, Pastoral, Attachment, Trauma|
|The Ultimate Guide to Differentiation: Achieving Excellence for All||Sue Cowley||https://amzn.to/2VDti9m||Pedagogy, Teaching, Learning|
|Stories that explain: Social stories for children with autism in primary school||Lynn McCann||https://amzn.to/2Z6ET2T||stories that explain is a one-stop support guide to helping children understand social situations through stories. This practical book is packed full of support, advice and tips for teachers, teaching assistants, SENCos and parents to help support children in gaining a better understanding of common primary school experiences that can cause misunderstanding or stress. This resource provides a concise explanation of the use of stories, why they are important, and advice on how to write/edit stories, including tips on how to present them. The accompanying CD includes a comprehensive and editable bank of stories to share with children to aid their understanding of social situations.||Inclusion, Resources, Transition, Autism, Mainstream, Social stories|
|Odd Girl Out: An Autistic Woman in a Neurotypical World||Laura James||https://amzn.to/2Z8EtsT||Laura James found out that she was autistic as an adult, after she had forged a career for herself, married twice and raised four children. This book tracks the year of Laura's life after she receives a definitive diagnosis from her doctor, as she learns that 'different' doesn't need to mean 'less' and how there is a place for all of us, and it's never too late to find it.||Diagnosis, Life experience, Autism|
|On the Fringes: Preventing exclusion in schools through inclusive, child-centred, needs-based practice||Jackie Ward||https://amzn.to/2Ie1c1t||In 'On the Fringes: Preventing exclusion in schools through inclusive, child-centred, needs-based practice', Jackie Ward opens up the debate surrounding school exclusion and its link to special educational needs (SEN), and shares action-oriented strategies designed to bring about a more inclusive approach.||Inclusion, Behaviour|
|Voyage to Arghan (A Sensory Story)||Joanna Grace||https://amzn.to/2VIdxhw||Sensory stories are an amazing and inclusive way to share a story through words and through sensory experiences. You have heard the phrase a picture speaks a thousand words: well this book brings you not only pictures, but tastes, sights, sounds, smells and touches as well! By collecting a few simple resources together before you read the book you will be able to share a wonderful multi- sensory adventure together. Sensory stories can be shared with anyone; this story has been created to be particularly pertinent to supporting children with their mental wellbeing.||Fiction, Sensory Processing, For Children|
|Introducing a School Dog||Cherryl Drabble||https://amzn.to/2XdUZGj||When Highfurlong School welcomed their new school dog, Doodles, they couldn't have imagined the many ways in which he would change school life for the better. From helping to cheer up an upset child to developing a sense of collective responsibility, the benefits both to pupils' learning and social and emotional wellbeing have been significant and surprising. Packed with heartwarming stories, amusing anecdotes and useful insights, this is essential reading for teachers and school management thinking about including a school dog on their 'staff'.||Inclusion, Life experience, Mental Health, Stress, Wellbeing, Therapy|
|10% Braver: Inspiring Women to Lead Education||Vivienne Porritt||https://amzn.to/2VCwlyE||62% of teachers in secondary schools are women but only 39% of secondary headteachers are female, Only 7% of women in education will attempt to negotiate their initial salary offer, compared to 57% of their male counterparts, 1 in 4 teachers who quit the classroom in recent years were women aged 30–39, What would you do to make a change today if you were 10% braver?|
This is the ultimate guide for women in education. Written by leading members of the grassroots #WomenEd movement, it offers guidance on how to attain and succeed in leaderships positions, alongside nuanced analysis and debate of topics including: the gender pay gap, gender stereotyping in schools and beyond, the realities experienced by BME leaders and how flexible working cultures can redress inequities.
|Inclusion, Pedagogy, Teaching, Learning, Life experience, Mental Health, General Education, BAME, Culture|
|Better Behaviour: A Guide for Teachers||Jarlath O'Brien||https://amzn.to/2v52HWQ||TES behaviour columnist and Executive Headteacher Jarlath O’Brien combines insights from psychological research and hard-won personal experiences into a practical and uplifting guide for teachers new and experienced. Avoiding gimmicks or magic bullets, Jarlath shows you how a perceptive approach built on empathy and understanding the children you teach can lead to a happy and healthy learning environment that allows you to become a more effective teacher.|
Looking at how your behaviour influences their behaviour, this book will challenge your thinking, increase your confidence, reduce your frustrations and empower you to improve the behaviour of the children you work with.
|Behaviour, Teaching, Learning, Mainstream|
|Sensory Circuits: A Sensory Motor Skills Programme for Children||Jane Horwood||https://amzn.to/2IieiKS||Participation in a short sensory motor circuit prepares children to engage effectively with the day ahead. Behavioural clues such as fidgeting, poor concentration, excessive physical contact or overall lethargy can indicate that a child is finding it difficult to connect with the learning process. "Sensory Circuits" are a great way to energise or settle children into the school day.||SEN, Sensory Processing|
|Self-Regulation Interventions and Strategies: Keeping the Body, Mind & Emotions on Task in Children with Autism, ADHD or Sensory Disorders||Teresa Garland||https://amzn.to/2UZA7Fi||Keeping children bodies, minds and emotions on task just got easier with this new book from self-regulation expert Teresa Garland. Featuring more than 200 practical and proven interventions, strategies and adaptation for helping children gain more control over their lives. Each chapter provides rich background and theoretical material to help the reader better understand the issues our children face.|
Topics include: -Basic and advanced methods to calm a child and to preventing outbursts and melt-downs -Interventions to help with attention problems, impulse control, distractibility and the ability to sit still -Stories and video-modeling for autism, along with techniques to quell repetitive behaviors -Sensory strategies for sensitivity and craving -Behavioral and sensory approaches to picky eating -Ways to increase organization skills using technology and apps -Strategies for managing strong emotions as well as techniques for releasing them
|Inclusion, Behaviour, Autism, SEN, ADHD, Sensory Processing|
|The Zones of Regulation||Leah Kuypers||https://amzn.to/2UZAgIQ||The Zones of Regulation is a curriculum geared toward helping students gain skills in consciously regulating their actions, which in turn leads to increased control and problem solving abilities. Using a cognitive behaviour approach, the curriculum's learning activities are designed to help students recognise when they are in different states called "zones," with each of four zones represented by a different colour. In the activities, students also learn how to use strategies or tools to stay in a zone or move from one to another. Students explore calming techniques, cognitive strategies, and sensory supports so they will have a toolbox of methods to use to move between zones. To deepen students' understanding of how to self-regulate, the lessons set out to teach students these skills: how to read others' facial expressions and recognise a broader range of emotions, perspective about how others see and react to their behaviour, insight into events that trigger their less regulated states, and when and how to use tools and problem solving skills. The curriculum's learning activities are presented in 18 lessons. To reinforce the concepts being taught, each lesson includes probing questions to discuss and instructions for one or more learning activities. Many lessons offer extension activities and ways to adapt the activity for individual student needs. The curriculum also includes worksheets, other handouts, and visuals to display and share. These can be photocopied from this book or printed from the accompanying CD.||Behaviour, SEN, General Education, Emotional Regulation, Mainstream|
|The Zones of Regulation||Kari Dunn Buron||https://amzn.to/2US1Tn2||This much-awaited second edition of the popular Incredible 5-Point Scale is, as the title suggests, significantly improved and expanded. Using the same practical and user-friendly format as the first edition, Buron and Curtis let readers benefit from work done with the scales over the past 10 years, to result in refinements to the original scales, now considered classics in homes and classrooms across the country and abroad, as well as lots of new scales specifically designed for two groups of individuals: young children and those with more classic presentations of autism, including expanded use of the Anxiety Curve. Another welcome addition is a list of goals and objectives related to incorporating scales in students IEPs.Note: Blank scales are free downloadable.||Behaviour, General Education, Emotional Regulation, SEMH, Mainstream|
|Comic Strip Conversations: Illustrated interactions that teach conversation skills to students with autism and related disorders||Carol Gray||https://amzn.to/2UVishU||Carol Gray combines stick-figures with “conversation symbols"" to illustrate what people say and think during conversations. Showing what people are thinking reinforces that others have independent thoughts – a concept autism spectrum children don’t intuitively understand. Children can also recognize that, although people say one thing, they may think something quite different – another concept foreign to “concrete-thinking"" children. Children can draw their own “comic strips"" to show what they are thinking and feeling about events or people. Different colours can represent different states of mind. These deceptively simple “comic strips"" can reveal as well as convey quite a lot of substantive information.||Transition, Communication, Autism, PMLD, SEN, General Education, Emotional Regulation, Social Stories|
|The New Social Story Book™||Carol Gray||https://amzn.to/2v4T76G||Since the early 90s, Carol Gray’s world-famous Social Stories have helped thousands of children with autism spectrum disorders. This 15th Anniversary Edition of her best-selling book offers over 180 ready-to-use stories that parents and educators have depended on for years, and new sections added are: How to most effectively use and apply the stories; How to improve the lives of younger children; and Social Stories for teens and adults with autism. Developed through years of experience, these strategically written stories explain social situations in ways children and adults with autism understand, while teaching social skills needed for them to be successful at home, school, work, and in the community.||Transition, Communication, Autism, General Education, Social Stories|
|Sensory strategies: Practical ways to help children and young people with autism learn and achieve||Laurie Corinna||https://amzn.to/2US2xks||All practical ideas that can be safely trialled while waiting for a health authority to decide whether to appoint a specialist OT to see their hundreds of children in need of a specialist assessment. Your child might be in college before that happens so just jump right in and see if any of these ideas help.||Inclusion, Autism, SEN, Sensory Processing|
|Bloomsbury CPD Library: Supporting Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities||Cherryl Drabble||https://amzn.to/2v42Yta||According to the most recent SEND Code of Practice, every teacher is a teacher of children with special educational needs and disabilities, and yet teachers often receive little or no training in this area. Despite their best intentions they are therefore often ill-equipped to rise to the challenge of helping their students achieve the best possible educational outcomes.|
This comprehensive resource will equip primary and secondary teachers and SENDCos with the training and skills they need to fully support children with SEND in mainstream classrooms.
Cherryl Drabble draws on her vast experience as a CPD leader, NQT mentor and her many years of working with SEND to share guidance, practical activities and strategies for evaluating and strengthening your practice and that of your colleagues. The book provides a set of ready-to-use training plans, accompanied by PowerPoint slides available to download online for free, so you can train your colleagues in this essential area and ensure the best support possible for students with SEND across your school. In total, the book offers over 50 hours of CPD, equating to a cost of less than 50p per hour of training!
|Inclusion, Pedagogy, Teaching, Learning, SEN, Mainstream, Differentiation, CPD|
|Assessment and Outcomes in the Arts Therapies: A Person-Centred Approach||Caroline Miller||https://amzn.to/2USgsqt||There is increasing pressure on therapists to provide details of structured assessments and to report therapy outcomes to funders, employers and co-workers. This edited volume provides a series of case studies, with varied client groups, giving arts therapists an accessible introduction to assessment and outcome measures that can be easily incorporated into their regular practice. The book provides demonstrations, within a practice-based evidence framework, of how measures can be tailored to the individual client's needs. The case studies show assessment and outcome models for music therapy, art therapy and dramatherapy used with a range of client groups including people with intellectual disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's Disease and those suffering from depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or coping with bereavement.||Wellbeing, Therapy, Bereavement|
|Justice for Laughing Boy: Connor Sparrowhawk - A Death by Indifference||Sara Ryan||https://amzn.to/2UVkyhC||On July 4th 2013, Connor Sparrowhawk, also known as Laughing Boy or LB, was found dead in a specialist NHS unit. Connor, who had autism and epilepsy, had a seizure while in the bath and no member of staff was on hand to stop him from drowning. An entirely preventable death.|
Sara Ryan presents a frank, sometimes funny and touching account of her son's early life and preventable death and the unfolding #JusticeforLB campaign. This serves as a wake-up call to all of us and asks: can we really claim that we respect the life and dignity of learning disabled people?
|Life experience, Autism, Wellbeing|
|My Son's Not Rainman: One Man, One Autistic Boy, A Million Adventures||John Williams||https://amzn.to/2Pc1vuk||This isn't a story about autism. It's a story about a young boy who happens to have autism, and there is a difference.|
John Williams is a stand-up comedian. He is also a single father and full-time carer for his son, who has autism and cerebral palsy. This is their incredible story.
In 2012, John started a blog called My Son's Not Rainman, a heartfelt and uplifting account of everyday life for him and 'The Boy'. Following on from the blog's amazing success, John felt there was still much more of their life, past and present, that he wanted to share. And not only of the challenges of bringing up a child who for too long was just dismissed as 'difficult', but also of the joy of living with someone who looks at the world in a unique way.
My Son's Not Rainman radiates warmth, care and passion, not to mention laugh-out-loud humour, on every page. It is a brilliantly different story about a brilliantly different boy.
|Biography, Life experience, Autism, Parenting|
|Supporting People with Intellectual Disabilities Experiencing Loss and Bereavement: Theory and Compassionate Practice||Sue Read||https://amzn.to/2US3JUY||Exploring contemporary theory and practice surrounding loss and bereavement for people with intellectual disabilities (ID), this book brings together international contributors with a range of academic, professional and personal experience.|
This authoritative edited book looks at diverse experiences of loss across this population whether it be loss due to transition, the loss or death of others, or facing their own impending death. The book begins by offering theoretical perspectives on loss and compassion, bereavement, disenfranchised grief, spirituality, and psychological support.
|Transition, Life experience, SEN, Bereavement|
|I Have a Question about Death: A Book for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder or Other Special Needs||Arlen Grad Gaines||https://amzn.to/2v4Ue6m||Death is a difficult topic for any parent or educator to explain to a child, perhaps even more so when the child has Autism Spectrum Disorder or other Special Needs. This book is designed specifically to help children with these additional needs to understand what happens when someone dies.|
The first book of its kind, I Have a Question about Death uses straightforward text and images to walk children through what it means when someone dies, as well as ways they might want to react or to think about the person. Using clear illustrations throughout and with information for parents and guardians, this book is essential for families with a child aged 5-11 with Autism Spectrum Disorder or other special needs.
|Autism, SEN, For Children|
|The Memory tree||Britta Teckentrup||https://amzn.to/2URI3bs||A beautiful and heartfelt picture book to help children celebrate the memories left behind when a loved one dies.|
Fox has lived a long and happy life in the forest, but now he is tired. He lies down in his favourite clearing, and falls asleep for ever. Before long, Fox's friends begin to gather in the clearing. One by one, they tell stories of the special moments that they shared with Fox. And so, as they share their memories, a tree begins to grow, becoming bigger and stronger with each memory, sheltering and protecting all the animals in the forest, just as Fox did when he was alive.
|General Education, For Children, Bereavement|
|Working with Relational and Developmental Trauma in Children and Adolescents||Karen Treisman||https://amzn.to/2USSQC1||Working with Relational and Developmental Trauma in Children and Adolescents focuses on the multi-layered complex and dynamic area of trauma, loss and disrupted attachment on babies, children, adolescents and the systems around them. The book explores the impact of relational and developmental trauma and toxic stress on children’s bodies, brains, relationships, behaviours, cognitions, and emotions.|
The book draws on a range of theoretical perspectives through reflective exercises, rich case studies, practical applications and therapeutic strategies. With chapters on wider organisational and systemic dynamics, strength-based practices and the intergenerational transmission of relational trauma, Karen Treisman provides a holistic view of the pervasive nature and impact of working with trauma.
|Emotional Regulation, Attachment, Trauma|
|The Simple Guide to Child Trauma: What It Is and How to Help (Simple Guides)||Betsy de Thierry||https://amzn.to/2UVlZN2|| What is trauma?|
· How does it affect children?
· How can adults help?
Providing straightforward answers to these complex questions, The Simple Guide to Child Trauma is the perfect starting point for any adult caring for or working with a child who has experienced trauma. It will help them to understand more about a child's emotional and behavioural responses following trauma and provides welcome strategies to aid recovery. Reassuring advice will also rejuvenate adults' abilities to face the challenges of supporting children.
|Stress, Wellbeing, For Children, Trauma|
|Help! My Feelings Are Too Big!||KL Aspden||https://amzn.to/2UXvAmo||Emotions can be complicated at the best of times. If something goes wrong right at the beginning of someone's life things can often feel painful and confusing. This book will help explain that there are always good reasons why a person feels the way they do. It will help you learn about emotions like anxiety, how you can live with these emotions, and how safe adults can help you build a calm, strong place inside yourself! Designed to help build emotional awareness, this book offers friendly support for children aged 9+ who have attachment disorders, anxiety or are overcoming early trauma and is an invaluable tool for anyone supporting children with extreme emotions or attachment issues, including parents and carers, support workers, teachers, and therapists.||Emotional Regulation, For Children, Attachment|
|The Autism Discussion Page on anxiety, behavior, school, and parenting strategies: A toolbox for helping children with autism feel safe, accepted, and competent||Bill Nasen||https://amzn.to/2Z7wlZA||The Autism Discussion Page green book covers anxiety and stress, challenging behaviors, stretching comfort zones, discipline, and school issues. It also provides more general teaching and mentoring strategies for coaching children on the autism spectrum in basic daily living strategies to improve their day-to-day lives.|
Based on posts on the popular online community page and organised by subject for ease of reference, this book offers an excellent understanding of how children with autism process and experience the world and effective strategies for coping with the challenges.
|Behaviour, Teaching, Learning, Autism, Parenting, Anxiety|
|The Autism Discussion Page on the core challenges of autism: A toolbox for helping children with autism feel safe, accepted, and competent||Bill Nasen||https://amzn.to/2Kzh6p6||The Autism Discussion Page blue book focuses on the core challenges associated with autism (cognitive, sensory, social, and emotional) and provides concise, accessible information and simple tools for supporting children with these vulnerabilities. Based on posts on the popular online community page and organised by subject for ease of reference, this book offers an excellent understanding of how children with autism process and experience the world and effective strategies for coping with the challenges.||Inclusion, Autism, Emotional Regulation|
|The Autism Discussion Page on Stress, Anxiety, Shutdowns and Meltdowns: Proactive Strategies for Minimizing Sensory, Social and Emotional Overload||Bill Nasen||https://amzn.to/2Z66wsM||Anxiety, meltdowns and emotional regulation can be hugely challenging for autistic people. This book is full of proactive strategies for understanding, accepting and respecting the processing differences in autism. It contains tools for reducing sensory, social and mental drain, and offers strategies to protect from ongoing stress and anxiety. These help minimize shutdowns and burnout, while maximizing self-esteem, autistic identity and mental health.||Inclusion, Behaviour, Life experience, Mental Health, Autism, Stress, Anxiety|
|Kids in the Syndrome Mix of ADHD, LD, Autism Spectrum, Tourette's, Anxiety, and More!: The one-stop guide for parents, teachers, and other professionals||Martin L Kutscher||https://amzn.to/2DcrCMS||The completely updated and expanded new edition of this well-established text incorporates DSM-5 changes as well as other new developments. The all-in-one guide covers the whole range of often co-existing neuro-behavioral disorders in children - from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder, and anxiety, to autism spectrum disorders, nonverbal learning disabilities, Tourette's, sensory integration problems, and executive dysfunction. A completely revised chapter on the autism spectrum by Tony Attwood explains not only new understanding in the field, but the new diagnostic criteria, and the anticipated usage of the term 'Asperger's Syndrome'. Dr. Kutscher provides accessible information on causes, symptoms, interactions with other conditions, and treatments. He presents effective behavioral strategies for responding to children who display traits of these disorders - whether at home, at school, or in other settings - along with case vignettes and practical tips. Finally, a chapter on the role of medications summarizes current knowledge. The author's sympathetic yet upbeat approach and skillful explanations of the inner world of children in the syndrome mix make this an invaluable companion for parents, teachers, professionals, and anyone else who needs fast and to-the-point advice on children with special needs.||Inclusion, Diagnosis, Autism, PMLD, SEN, SEMH, ADHD|
|Eye Can Write: A memoir of a child’s silent soul emerging||Jonathan Bryan||https://amzn.to/2ULYUfV||Can you imagine not being able to speak or communicate? The silence, the loneliness, the pain. But, inside you disappear to magical places, and even meet your best friend there. However, most of the time you remain imprisoned within the isolation. Waiting, longing, hoping. Until someone realises your potential and discovers your key, so your unlocking can begin. Now you are free, flying like a wild bird in the open sky. A voice for the voiceless.|
Jonathan Bryan has severe cerebral palsy, a condition that makes him incapable of voluntary movement or speech. He was locked inside his own mind, aware of the outside world but unable to fully communicate with it until he found a way by using his eyes to laboriously choose individual letters, and through this make his thoughts known.
In Eye can Write, we read of his intense passion for life, his mischievous sense of fun, his hopes, his fears and what it's like to be him. This is a powerful book from an incredible young writer whose writing ability defies age or physical disability - a truly inspirational figure.
|Biography, Life experience, Communication, PMLD|
|Learning Without Limits||Susan Hart||https://amzn.to/2UT7zNp||This book explores ways of teaching that are free from determinist beliefs about ability. In a detailed critique of the practices of ability labelling and ability-focussed teaching, Learning without Limits examines the damage these practices can do to young people, teachers and the curriculum. Drawing on a research project at the University of Cambridge, the book features nine vivid case studies (from Year 1 to Year 11) that describe how teachers have developed alternative practices despite considerable pressure on them and on their schools and classrooms.|
The authors analyze these case studies and identify the key concept of transformability as a distinguishing feature of these teachers' approach. They construct a model of pedagogy based on transformability: the mind-set that children's futures as learners are not pre-determined, and that teachers can help to strengthen and ultimately transform young people's capacity to learn through the choices they make. The book shows how transformability-based teaching can play a central role in constructing an alternative improvement agenda.
|Pedagogy, Learning, Resources, General Education, Mainstream|
|Creating learning without limits||Mandy Swan||https://amzn.to/2USnLyn||This book tells the story of how one primary school community worked to build a learning environment that is inclusive, humane and enabling for everybody, a place free from the damaging effects of fixed ability thinking and practices. Drawing on compelling accounts of everyday life in the school, it describes how, in just a few years, the school (once in special measures) grew into a thriving community, with distinctive views of learning, curriculum and pedagogy, monitoring and accountability that found expression in every aspect of school life.|
The work of the school community was guided by the findings of a previous project, 'Learning without Limits' (Hart, Dixon, Drummond and McIntyre 2004), an empirical study of the classroom practice of individual teachers who had rejected the concept of fixed ability. 'Creating Learning without Limits' explores what becomes possible when the same ideas and principles are used creatively to guide and inspire whole school improvement. This book is not simply a celebration of the success of the school; it engages with the struggles and difficulties encountered by the staff as they set about learning to reshape pedagogy and curriculum by reference to their shared values of inclusion, social justice and human educability. It gives a detailed analysis of how the headteacher harnessed the power of collective action.
|Pedagogy, Teaching, Learning, Curriculum, Mainstream|
|A Sensory Curriculum for Very Special People (Human Horizons)||Flo Longhorn||https://amzn.to/2UUV18n||This book was developed from the author's work with profiundly handicapped children at a special needs school. Their sensory impairment meant that accepted teaching methods did not work as they were unaware of the world around them. Without senses of touch, smell, taste, sight, hearing and movement the children are isolated. In order to benefit from the school curriculum children with sensory impairment must learn to develop their senses, individually and in combination - a process the non-handicapped child goes through unconsciously and spontaneously.||Inclusion, Pedagogy, Teaching, Learning, Autism, Down's Syndrome, Medical Needs, PMLD, Curriculum, SEN, Sensory Processing|
|The Curriculum Challenge: Access to the National Curriculum for Pupils with Learning Difficulties (Routledge Library Editions: Curriculum)||Rob Ashdown||https://amzn.to/2DeiLtW||Originally published in 1991. The introduction of the National Curriculum has presented many challenges for those concerned with the education of children and young people. One of the questions has been how to guarantee access to the National Curriculum for individuals with special educational needs. This book seeks to illustrate how this could be achieved in the case of those pupils with severe learning difficulties (SLD). In doing so the book offers principles and examples of practice, aiming to be relevant to the education of all pupils with special educational needs (SEN).||Inclusion, Pedagogy, Curriculum, SEN, General Education|
|One Without the Other: Stories of Unity Through Diversity and Inclusion||Shelley Moore||https://amzn.to/2IkCJro||In One Without the Other: Stories of Unity Through Diversity and Inclusion, Shelley Moore explores the changing landscape of inclusive education. Presented through real stories from her own classroom experience, this passionate and creative educator tackles such things as inclusion as a philosophy and practice, the difference between integration and inclusion, and how inclusion can work with a variety of students and abilities. Explorations of differentiation, the role of special education teachers and others, and universal design for learning all illustrate the evolving discussion on special education and teaching to all learners. This book will be of interest to all educators.||Inclusion, Life experience, Curriculum, SEN|
|The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog, 3rd Edition: And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist's Notebook--What Traumatized Children Can Teach Us About Loss, Love, and Healing||Bruce D. Perry||https://amzn.to/2X9b0gv||What happens when a young child is traumatized? How does terror affect a child's mind-and how can that mind recover? Child psychiatrist Bruce Perry has treated children faced with unimaginable horror: homicide survivors, witnesses to their own parents' murders, children raised in closets and cages, the Branch Davidian children, and victims of extreme neglect and family violence. In The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog, Dr. Perry tells their stories of trauma and transformation. He explains what happens to the brain when children are exposed to extreme stress and trauma and reveals his innovative (non-medicinal) methods for helping to ease their pain and allowing them to become healthy adults. In this deeply informed and moving book, Perry shares with the reader the lessons of courage, humanity and hope he learned from these scarred children. He dramatically demonstrates that only when we understand the science of the mind and the power of love and nurturing, can we hope to heal the spirit of even the most wounded child.||Life experience, Mental Health, Therapy, Attachment|
|Changing Minds: The Art and Science of Changing Our Own and Other Peoples Minds (Leadership for the Common Good)||Howard Gardner||https://amzn.to/2Uho4P5||Think about the last time you tried to change someone’s mind about something important: a voter’s political beliefs; a customer’s favorite brand; a spouse’s decorating taste. Chances are you weren’t successful in shifting that person’s beliefs in any way. In his book, Changing Minds, Harvard psychologist Howard Gardner explains what happens during the course of changing a mind – and offers ways to influence that process.|
Remember that we don’t change our minds overnight, it happens in gradual stages that can be powerfully influenced along the way. This book provides insights that can broaden our horizons and shape our lives.
|The Kids' Guide to Staying Awesome and In Control: Simple Stuff to Help Children Regulate their Emotions and Senses||Lauren Brukner||https://amzn.to/2XcJkqT||Packed with simple ideas to regulate the emotions and senses, this book will help children tackle difficult feelings head-on and feel awesome and in control!|
From breathing exercises, pressure holds and finger pulls, to fidgets, noise-reducing headphones and gum, the book is brimming with fun stuff to help kids feel cool, calm and collected. They will learn how to label difficult feelings, choose the perfect strategies and tools to tackle them, and use these correctly whether at home or at school. The strategies and tools are accompanied by cartoon-style illustrations, and the author includes useful tips for parents and teachers as well as handy visual charts and checklists to track learning and progress.
Armed with this book, kids will be well on their way to managing difficult emotions and feeling just right in whatever situation life throws at them! Suitable for children with emotional and sensory processing difficulties aged approximately 7 to 14 years.
|Mental Health, Wellbeing, Emotional Regulation, Sensory Processing, For Children|
|No Worries! Mindful Kids: An activity book for young people who sometimes feel anxious or stressed||Katie Abey||https://amzn.to/2PbZoqb||No Worries! is an interactive self-care activity book for children aged 7+ to colour and doodle their way to happiness, calm and confidence.|
The encouraging and simple activities and exercises tackle anxiety, sadness and stress; children will enjoy using their creativity to combat negative feelings, work out why they feel worried and how to put stress back in its place through writing, colouring, doodling and drawing.
Featuring the charming and quirky illustrations of Katie Abey, a UK-based illustrator. Her quirky pictures will keep the reader entertained and focused as they work through the book, or simply dip into the pages for ten minutes of calm colouring.
|Mental Health, Stress, Wellbeing, For Children, Anxiety|
|Anger Management Workbook for Kids: 50 Fun Activities to Help Children Stay Calm and Make Better Choices When They Feel Mad||Samantha Snowden Ma||https://amzn.to/2v6ktJi||The Anger Management Workbook for Kids offers kid-friendly exercises and interactive activities to feel happier, calmer, and take control of anger.|
Everyone gets angry, but teaching kids how to respond to anger is what really matters. The Anger Management Workbook for Kids offers fun, interactive activities to help kids handle powerful emotions for a lifetime of healthy behavioral choices.
|Behaviour, Emotional Regulation, For Children|
|Social Skills Activities for Kids: 50 Fun Exercises for Making Friends, Talking and Listening, and Understanding Social Rules||Natasha Daniels||https://amzn.to/2v4ee8Z||What are the Dos and Don'ts for making and keeping friends? How can you decode body language clues? What's the best way to keep a conversation going? Just like learning multiplication tables, social skills don't come naturally-every child has to learn them. Luckily, this book makes mastering social skills super fun with 50 awesome activities.|
Social Skills Activities for Kids gives children the confidence to successfully navigate social situations at home, school, and the world in between. From keeping the conversation ball moving to learning to compromise to practicing good table manners, these engaging activities help kids develop and use their social skills super powers.
|Pedagogy, Autism, SEN, Mainstream, For Children, Social Stories|
|Developing Resilience in Young People with Autism using Social Stories™ (Growing Up With Social Stories)||Sionhan Timmins||https://amzn.to/2UXqsPp||Young people with autism can be particularly susceptible to setbacks, often leading to depression and a sense of hopelessness. Using Social Stories™, this book introduces a different way of looking at common life setbacks, and offer tools to overcome these obstacles, build resilience and develop coping strategies for the future.|
Based on Carol Gray's highly effective Social Stories™ model, this new guide shows how to help individuals with autism deal with challenges specific to them, and how to bounce back from the negative experiences that they encounter. This book is an invaluable guide for learning to create personalised Social Stories™ that can be used to develop resilience in people with autism and help them to cope better with adversity.
|Mental Health, SEN, General Education, Social Stories|
|My Social Stories Book||Carol Gray||https://amzn.to/2X7uWQQ||Stories in My Social Stories Book take children step by step through basic activities such as brushing your teeth, taking a bath and getting used to new clothes. It also helps children to understand different experiences such as going to school, shopping and visiting the doctor. These stories are written for preschoolers aged from two to six, and the book is a useful primer for all young children - but most especially those on the autism spectrum.|
My Social Stories Book contains over 150 Stories, and is illustrated throughout with line drawings by Sean McAndrew, which form a visual counterpart to the text. A helpful introduction explains to parents and carers how to get the most out of the book.
|Transition, Autism, For Children, Social Stories|
|My Child's Different: The lessons learned from one family's struggle to unlock their son's potential||Elaine Haligan||https://amzn.to/2VLnfzI||Elaine Halligan's 'My Child's Different: The lessons learned from one family's struggle to unlock their son's potential' explores the enabling role that parents can play in getting the best out of children who are seen as different or difficult .|
Foreword by Dr Laura Markham.
Society favours children, and adults, who conform. The notion that our children may be shunned for being different breaks our hearts, but there is plenty we can do to help such children develop into thriving, resilient adults.
In 'My Child's Different' Elaine shares the true story of her son Sam, who by the age of seven had been excluded from three schools and was later labelled with a whole host of conditions ranging from autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) to pathological demand avoidance (PDA), before finally being diagnosed with dyslexia. He had become the Alphabet Kid . His family never gave up on him, however ...
|Biography, Life experience, Autism, SEN, PDA, Parenting|
|Autism: How to raise a happy autistic child||Jessie Hewitson||https://amzn.to/2KB9H8L||Written by Jessie Hewitson, an award-winning journalist at The Times, Autism is the book she wishes she had read when her son was first given the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder.|
It combines her own experiences with tips from autistic adults, other parents - including author David Mitchell - as well as advice from autism professionals and academics such as Professor Simon Baron-Cohen.
|Life experience, Autism, SEN, Parenting|
|Tear Thief||Carol Ann Duffy||https://amzn.to/2UVTz5C||Why does the magical Tear Thief catch children's tears as they fall? Find out in this moving tale about how we express our feelings. Lyrical text by Carol Ann Duffy, one of the most prominent poets writing today, makes this a lovely read-aloud.||Fiction, Mental Health, Wellbeing, For Children|
|Me and My PDA: A Guide to Pathological Demand Avoidance for Young People||Glòria Durà-Vilà |
and Tamar Levi
|https://amzn.to/2VKjvhA||This beautifully illustrated guide helps young people with Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) to understand their diagnosis, develop self-awareness and implement their own personalised problem-solving strategies. Written in consultation with young people with PDA and their families, this book recognises the importance of handing control back to the young person, and that there is no one-size-fits-all PDA profile. Readers are encouraged to engage throughout with interactive writing, doodling and checklist exercises to explore their own particular characteristics, strengths and challenges. Me and My PDA is sensitively tailored to the needs and experiences of young people (aged 10+) with PDA. The guide is designed to grow with the reader, and can be used for many years as the young person develops and changes - making it invaluable to PDA-diagnosed individuals and their families.||Inclusion, Parenting, For Children, PDA|
|The Survival Guide for Kids with ADHD||John F. Taylor||https://amzn.to/2KBzAW0||What are ADHD? What does it mean to have ADHD? How can kids diagnosed with ADHD help themselves succeed in school, get along better at home, and form healthy, enjoyable relationships with peers? In kid-friendly language and a format that welcomes reluctant and easily distracted readers, this book helps kids know they’re not alone and offers practical strategies for taking care of oneself, modifying behavior, enjoying school, having fun, and dealing with doctors, counselors, and medication. Includes real-life scenarios, quizzes, and a special message for parents.||ADHD, For Children|
|Understanding Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome in Children: A Guide for Parents, Teachers and Other Professionals (JKP Essentials)||Margaret Duncan, |
|https://amzn.to/2v5EXlv||This straightforward guide offers a complete overview of Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome (PDA) and gives practical advice for overcoming the difficulties it poses in a wide range of contexts from diagnosis through to adulthood. Starting with an exploration into the background of PDA that answers many of the immediate questions triggered when a child is first diagnosed, the book goes on to look at the impact of the condition on different areas of the child's life and what can be done to help. The authors present useful information on early intervention options and workable strategies for managing PDA positively on a day-to-day basis. They also examine ways to minimize common difficulties that may be encountered at home and school, making life easier for the child, family and peers. The final chapters tackle new problems that can arise when the teenage years hit and how to assist a successful transition from adolescence to adulthood. Illustrative case examples are included throughout, and the book concludes with a list of valuable resources for further information and advice. Full of helpful guidance and support, this user-friendly introductory handbook is essential reading for anyone caring for, or working with, children with PDA.||Inclusion, Research, SEN, ADHD, Parenting, Mainstream, PDA|
|Raising a Sensory Smart Child: The Definitive Handbook for Helping Your Child with Sensory Processing Issues, Revised and Updated Edition||Lindsey Biel||https://amzn.to/2X9dQ51||For children with sensory difficulties - those who struggle process everyday sensations and exhibit unusual behaviors such as avoiding or seeking out touch, movement, sounds, and sights - this groundbreaking book is an invaluable resource. Sensory processing challenges affect all kinds of kind - from those with developmental delays, learning and attenion issues, or autism spectrum disorder to those without any other issues. Now in its third edition, Raising a Sensory Smart Child is even more comprehensive and helpful than ever.||Inclusion, Parenting, Sensory Processing|
|The Out-of-Sync Child||Carol Stock Kranowitz||https://amzn.to/2KBjr2O||The groundbreaking book that explains Sensory Processing Disorder |
(SPD)--and presents a drug-free approach that offers hope for
parents--now revised and updated. Does your child exhibit...
|Inclusion, Autism, PMLD, Parenting, Sensory Processing|
|How are you feeling today?||Molly Potter||https://amzn.to/2v6gpJo||Children have strong feeling and they can't always handle them very well. Perfect for sharing, How Are You Feeling Today? is packed with fun, imaginative ways to help children understand and cope with a whole range of different emotions. This delightful book gives parents the tools they need to help their child deal with those feelings - without it all ending in tears!|
A great dip-in book where children can choose a feeling that relates to them and then turn to the page that provides child-friendly strategies for dealing with that feeling. Helpful parent notes at the back of the book provide more ideas for parents to use with their child and other strategies to try out together and practice the all important skill of dealing with feelings.
|Behaviour, Emotional Regulation, Parenting, For Children|
|Hands are not for Hitting||Martine Agassi||https://amzn.to/2X5HXKA||These titles are also ideal for playschool groups and reception classes. Developing good relationships with others is a key part of the Early Years Foundation Stage framework for all children Birth to 5 in registered Early Years settings (statutory from September 2008). The roll out of the SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning) Curriculum to all Primary Schools puts an additional emphasis on teaching good behaviour and ways to deal with emotions throughout primary education. Features include rhythmic, repetitive text, friendly & ethnically diverse illustrations and humorous touches, plus a page of concise advice for parents/carers. Rhythmic, repetitive text makes these books fun to share or read aloud.||Behaviour, Mainstream, For Children, Social Stories|
|Ernest and I (Sensory Story)||Joanna Grace||https://amzn.to/2ZgVjWe||Sensory stories are an amazing and inclusive way to share a story through words and through sensory experiences. You have heard the phrase a picture speaks a thousand words: well this book brings you not only pictures, but tastes, sights, sounds, smells and touches as well! By collecting a few simple resources together before you read the book you will be able to share a wonderful multi- sensory adventure together. Sensory stories can be shared with anyone; this story has been created to be particularly pertinent to supporting children in nurture groups||PMLD, Sensory Processing, For Children|
|Interactive Storytelling: Developing Inclusive Stories for Children and Adults||Keith Park||https://amzn.to/2UX8rkg||Interactive storytelling, where the story is spoken or chanted, began as a way to include individuals with severe and profound learning disabilities in larger group activities, whether children at school or adults in day services. The stories are performed in call-and-response - one person calls out a line and the rest of the group respond either by calling back the same line or by calling out a pre-arranged response - and require no previous experience in drama or storytelling. They can be performed anywhere, by anyone. Various stories are explored, ranging from folktales and pantomime to poetry, the works of Charles Dickens, Shakespeare and stories from the Old Testament. Each extract details the full call-and-response for performing the story. This approach to storytelling can be used by teachers and group facilitators in a variety of settings and with any group of children or adults, irrespective of their level of disability. This hands-on manual will enable teachers, therapists, parents and anyone working with children or adults in community settings to use performance and recital to bring stories, drama and poetry to life for people of all abilities. 'This book is a useful resource...is simply written...is especially appropriate for people working with children and adults with speech, language and communication difficulties.' - Child Language Teaching and Therapy.||Inclusion, Learning, SEN, Therapy, Speech and Language|
|101 Inclusive and SEN Maths Lessons: Fun Activities and Lesson Plans for Children Aged 3 – 11||Claire Brewer||https://amzn.to/2XifpxO||Create an inclusive classroom for all through engaging maths activities such as Shape Bingo, Cake Splat! and Fruity Fractions, all of which have been matched to the UK National Curriculum P Levels 4 - 8. Tailored to the specific P Level, each lesson plan includes a learning objective, the resources needed, the main activity, a plenary and a consolidation activity to help support children's understanding.||Teaching, Learning, Curriculum, SEN|
|101 Inclusive and SEN English Lessons: Fun Activities and Lesson Plans for Children Aged 3 – 11||Claire Brewer||https://amzn.to/2Up1T9v||Create an inclusive classroom for all with this resource, full of ideas for engaging and accessible English lessons. Each lesson is tailored to objectives for children working below National Curriculum levels and includes a learning objective, the resources needed, the main activity, a plenary and a consolidation activity to help support children's understanding.||Teaching, Learning, Curriculum, SEN|
|The PMLD Ambiguity: Articulating the Life-Worlds of Children with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities||Ben Simmons||https://amzn.to/2Xjaah5||his book challenges the ways we experience, think about, and interact with children described as having profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD). Contrary to received wisdom, the book starts from the premise that traditional psychological approaches operating in the "PMLD field" are overly reductive and constrain our abilities to listen to and learn from children with PMLD. This in turn runs the risk of maintaining exclusionary practices such as segregated education, where such practices are predicated upon the notion that some children are too disabled to participate in mainstream life. To address the situation the authors explore new terrain in three areas: theory, research and practice. The authors draw from phenomenological notions of embodied consciousness and introduce how this gives rise to novel ways of understanding the agency of children with PMLD. This critique leads to examination of interpersonal methodology as a means to access the experiences of children with PMLD, which in turn culminates in a research project examining how inclusive education could support learning for a young boy with PMLD.||Inclusion, Pedagogy, Research, PMLD|
|Inclusion is Dead||Peter Imray||https://amzn.to/2Uipadu||Inclusion is Dead is a provocative polemic against the widely held notion that inclusion for all children and young people with SEN is both possible and desirable. For those with severe learning difficulties (SLD) and profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD), the authors argue, it is neither.|
Imray and Colley assert that the dominance of inclusion has meant that there has been no serious attempt to look at the educational difficulties faced by learners with PMLD and SLD. As a vision of egalitarianism and equality for all, they say, inclusion is dead.
|Inclusion, Pedagogy, Research, PMLD|
|Enabling Access (Routledge Education Classic Edition)||Barry Carpenter||https://amzn.to/2UiaA5G||This Routledge Classic Edition brings together widely experienced editors and contributors to show how access to a whole school curriculum can be provided for learners with moderate to profound and multiple learning difficulties.|
Along with a new appraisal of the contents from the editors, the contributors raise debates, illustrate effective teaching ideas and discuss strategies for providing a high-quality education for these pupils and a celebration of their achievements. The book also discusses the active involvement of family members and the learners themselves in these processes and considers issues surrounding empowerment of learners, professional development of the workforce and curriculum principles such as differentiation, personalisation, and engagement.
|Inclusion, Pedagogy, Research, PMLD|
|Looking After Your Mental Health||Alice James||https://amzn.to/2XuvGj5||We talk about our physical health - but not so much about how we're feeling. With lots of practical advice, this lively, accessible guide explains why we have emotions, and what can influence them. Covering everything from friendships, social media and bullying to divorce, depression and eating disorders, this is an essential book for young people.||Wellbeing, Pastoral, For Children|
|Key Issues in Special Educational Needs and Inclusion (Education Studies: Key Issues)||Alan Hodkinson||https://amzn.to/2vgNoux||Understanding and engaging critically with the field of special educational needs and disability (SEND) is a difficult task. However, the new edition of this bestselling book continues to help students contextualize SEND in relation to historical, ideological and political developments as well as support them in developing a critical understanding of the complexities associated with inclusion.|
Completely up to date with recent legislation such as the SEND Code of Practice (2014) there are case studies, reflections and activities which will help students question practice they have seen and experienced.
Covering the 0-25 age range this book is suitable for all those working with children and young people across education, health and social work.
|Inclusion, Pedagogy, Teaching, Learning, Mainstream|
|Challenging Behaviour: A Handbook: Practical Resource Addressing Ways of Providing Positive Behavioural Support to People with Learning Disabilities Whose Behaviour is Described as Challenging||Steve Hardy||https://amzn.to/2vi0zLu||This user friendly and accessible resource emphasises the importance of respecting people using services, their families and carers. It aims to support those working in services, to empower service users and to improve the quality of care. The authors developed this material with every effort to adhere to the Charter that has been developed by the Challenging Behaviour - National Strategy Group. The approach is based on positive behavioural support, offering person-centred support, individualised interventions that are clearly based on a functional assessment, understanding the person's needs and the environment in which they live. Key to this training resource has been the inclusion of the perspectives from families and people with learning disabilities.||Behaviour, Life experience, General Education|
|Fingers in the Sparkle Jar: A Memoir||Chris Packham||https://amzn.to/2ZmXgR7||Every minute was magical, every single thing it did was fascinating and everything it didn't do was equally wondrous, and to be sat there, with a Kestrel, a real live Kestrel, my own real live Kestrel on my wrist! I felt like I'd climbed through a hole in heaven's fence.|
An introverted, unusual young boy, isolated by his obsessions and a loner at school, Chris Packham only felt at ease in the fields and woods around his suburban home. But when he stole a young Kestrel from its nest, he was about to embark on a friendship that would teach him what it meant to love, and that would change him forever. In his rich, lyrical and emotionally exposing memoir, Chris brings to life his childhood in the 70s, from his bedroom bursting with fox skulls, birds' eggs and sweaty jam jars, to his feral adventures. But pervading his story is the search for freedom, meaning and acceptance in a world that didn’t understand him.
|Biography, Life experience, Autism|
|NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and How to Think Smarter About People Who Think Differently||Steve Silberman||https://amzn.to/2Xt7XzS||What is autism: a devastating developmental condition, a lifelong disability, or a naturally occurring form of cognitive difference akin to certain forms of genius? In truth, it is all of these things and more - and the future of our society depends on our understanding it.|
Following on from his groundbreaking article 'The Geek Syndrome', Wired reporter Steve Silberman unearths the secret history of autism, long suppressed by the same clinicians who became famous for discovering it, and finds surprising answers to the crucial question of why the number of diagnoses has soared in recent years.
Going back to the earliest autism research and chronicling the brave and lonely journey of autistic people and their families through the decades, Silberman provides long-sought solutions to the autism puzzle while casting light on the growing movement of 'neurodiversity' and mapping out a path towards a more humane world for people with learning differences.
|Inclusion, Research, Diagnosis, Autism|
|PDA by PDAers: From Anxiety to Avoidance and Masking to Meltdowns||Sally Cat||https://amzn.to/2VZIGx0||This book is a collection of genuine insights and experiences from people living with PDA, adapted from their interactions on a popular online support group. It includes frank discussions of topics relevant to PDA, including work, relationships and managing meltdowns, making it a vital resource for both individuals and professionals.||Life experience, PDA|
|The Learning Rainforest: Great Teaching in Real Classrooms||Tom Sherrington||https://amzn.to/2vdk0Fh||The Learning Rainforest captures different elements of our understanding and experience of the art and science of teaching. It is a celebration of great teaching and the intellectual and personal rewards that it brings. It’s aimed at all teachers; busy people working in complex environments with little time to spare. The core of the book is a guide to making teaching both effective and manageable using a three-part structure: establishing conditions; building knowledge; exploring possibilities. It provides an accessible summary of key contemporary evidence-based ideas about teaching, curriculum and assessment and the debates that all teachers should be engaging in. It’s packed with strategies for making great teaching attainable in the context of real schools.||Behaviour, Pedagogy, Research, Teaching, Learning, Assessment, Feedback, Curriculum, General Education, Mainstream, Differentiation|
|Autism Spectrum Disorder and De-escalation Strategies: A practical guide to positive behavioural interventions for children and young people||Steve Brown||https://amzn.to/2vg5ay8||This practical guide provides a complete picture of how non-physical and physical interventions can be used to manage behaviour and keep children with autism spectrum disorders or emotional, social and behavioural difficulties safe.|
With clear advice and strategies that can be easily implemented in practice, Steve Brown explores various options and interventions, and explains how professionals can manage the behaviour of children (aged 3-18) in the safest possible way, promoting assertiveness and confidence. He includes a range of de-escalation and behaviour management strategies, information on risk assessments and legalities, advice on how to create safe spaces, insight into non-verbal communication and positive listening, and an honest and open discussion about the important role of physical interventions and positive handling techniques.
Providing clarity and insight into this complex subject, this book will allow professionals working with children and young people with ASD or ESBD to use non-physical interventions with confidence and understand the role of physical interventions as a last resort, within a legal framework.
|Behaviour, Autism, SEMH|
|Starving the Anxiety Gremlin: A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Anxiety Management for Young People (Gremlin and Thief CBT Workbooks)||Kate Collins-Donnelly||https://amzn.to/2vfKbeP||The Anxiety Gremlin loves one thing - to feed on your anxiety! But watch out, as the fuller he gets, the more anxious you get! How can you stop him? Starve him of his favourite food - your anxiety - and he'll shrink and shrivel away. Starving the Anxiety Gremlin is a unique resource to help young people understand different types of anxiety and how to manage them, including panic attacks, phobias, social anxiety, generalised anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder. Based on cognitive behavioural principles that link thoughts, feelings and behaviours, the techniques described help young people to understand why they get anxious and how they can 'starve' their anxiety gremlin in order to manage their anxiety. This engaging workbook uses fun activities and real life stories, and can be used by young people aged 10+ on their own or with a parent or practitioner. It is also an ideal anxiety management resource for those working with young people, including mental health practitioners, social workers, education sector staff and youth workers.||Behaviour, Stress, Wellbeing, Emotional Regulation, For Children, Therapy|
|My Awesome Autism||Nikki Saunders||https://amzn.to/2JjnoXE||A beautifully, bright and sensory illustrated book! A little boy named Eddie shares his findings about his autism and teaches his readers in a cheerful playful way! Eddie helps all children learn about their autism diagnosis and how “we are all different!” Whether your child receives their diagnosis at toddler age or much later, this wonderful educational tool suits all. It can be an overwhelming time for parents and carers to know when to start to explain to their child, about their autism diagnosis. During this time parents, carers and therapists look for the best way to deliver such love and reassurance! After all autism is a beautiful gift! At the same time, this can be a huge relief for the child to understand that they are truly wonderful as they are, and do not need to adapt to things that do not suit their needs. A fantastic communicational gateway between the child and the parents/caregivers. It helps to open up the subject in a gentle and nurturing way, to revisit at any time the child is ready and build upon their experiences||Inclusion, Fiction, Diagnosis, Autism, For Children, Social Stories|
|Beyond Behaviors: Using Brain Science and Compassion to Understand and Solve Children's Behavioral Challenges||Mona Delahooke||https://amzn.to/30bHTv8||In Beyond Behaviors, internationally known pediatric psychologist, Dr. Mona Delahooke describes behaviors as the tip of the iceberg, important signals that we should address by seeking to understand a child’s individual differences in the context of relational safety.|
Featuring impactful worksheets and charts, this accessible book offers professionals, educators and parents tools and techniques to reduce behavioral challenges and promote psychological resilience and satisfying, secure relationships.
|Behaviour, Life experience, Autism, SEN, SEMH, ADHD, Pastoral, Sensory Processing, Attachment|
|The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Proven Strategies to Nurture Your Childs Developing Mind||Dr Tina Payne Bryson||https://amzn.to/2Hawymt||n this pioneering, practical book for parents, neuroscientist Daniel J. Siegel and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson explain the new science of how a child's brain is wired and how it matures. Different parts of a child's brain develop at different speeds and understanding these differences can help you turn any outburst, argument, or fear into a chance to integrate your child's brain and raise calmer, happier children. Featuring clear explanations, age-appropriate strategies and illustrations that will help you explain these concepts to your child, The Whole-Brain Child will help your children can lead balanced, meaningful, and connected lives using twelve key strategies, including: Name It to Tame It: Corral raging right-brain behavior through left-brain storytelling, appealing to the left brain's affinity for words and reasoning to calm emotional storms and bodily tension. Engage, Don't Enrage: Keep your child thinking and listening, instead of purely reacting. Move It or Lose It: Use physical activities to shift your child's emotional state. Let the Clouds of Emotion Roll By: Guide your children when they are stuck on a negative emotion, and help them understand that feelings come and go. SIFT: Help children pay attention to the Sensations, Images, Feelings, and Thoughts within them so that they can make better decisions and be more flexible. Connect Through Conflict: Use discord to encourage empathy and greater||Research, Learning, Diagnosis, Wellbeing, General Education, Emotional Regulation, Parenting|
|Discipline Without Damage: How to Get Your Kids to Behave Without Messing Them Up||Vanessa Lapointe||https://amzn.to/309KK7W||In this easy-to-read, science-based book, parents, caregivers, and adults of all kinds discover how discipline affects children's development, why intervention should reinforce connection not separation, and why the disciplinary strategies that may have been used on us as children are not the ones that children really need. As a practicing child and family psychologist and advisor to the British Columbia ministry of children and families, Dr. Vanessa has seen it all, and she has navigated hundreds of tough situations with families. Drawing on scientific research and a wealth of clinical experience, she shows you how to put out the fire without dampening your child's spirits; how to correct their behavior while emphasizing connection;||Behaviour, Research, General Education, Parenting|
|Essential Listening Skills for Busy School Staff: What to Say When You Don't Know What to Say||Nick Luxmore||https://amzn.to/2Jt9Skg||How do you listen effectively when you re already late for a meeting? How do you respond to a girl who s so angry that she s threatening to hit someone? Or to a boy who feels like giving up altogether? How do you listen, not only to students, but also to parents and to colleagues? Whatever your role in school, listening will be at the heart of what you do. Your school will be measured, in part, by the quality of its daily relationships and those relationships will depend on how confidently people are able to listen to each other. This book answers all the difficult questions about how to listen, what to say, confidentiality and more. Helping with particular issues such as bullying, relationship difficulties, depression and self-harm is also covered. With over 35 years experience in a variety of school roles, Nick Luxmoore offers practical, realistic answers, advice and guidance. This book will be essential reading for teachers and non-teachers alike.||Inclusion, Behaviour, Pedagogy, Teaching, Mental Health, SEN, General Education, Emotional Regulation|
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