Special Educational Needs

Practical resources for therapists, educators and carers working with adults and children with special needs designed to develop skills and encourage integrations.

  • Social Survival: A Manual for those with Autism and Other Logical Thinkers

    1st Edition

    By Amy Eleftheriades

    Social Survival is a practical manual outlining what it means to be a logical thinker and how logical thinkers can make sense of the social world. Relevant for young logical thinkers including those with high-functioning autism and Asperger’s syndrome, this book clearly outlines how social…

    Paperback – 2018-06-27

  • Gymtherapy

    Developing emotional wellbeing and resilience in children through the medium of movement, 1st Edition

    By Rebekah Pierre

    This highly practical resource introduces the concept of ‘Gymtherapy’; a pioneering approach to working with children that uses movement as a means of promoting emotional wellbeing. Gymtherapy brings together the physical and emotional benefits of activity alongside the importance of safeguarding…

    Paperback – 2018-05-10

  • Art and Design for Secondary School Children with SEN

    A Resource for Inclusive Teaching, 1st Edition

    By Maureen Glynn

    Art and Design for Secondary Students with SEN is a valuable compilation of practical ideas, visual aids and lesson plans designed to engage students in developing their creative art skills. Made up of twelve lessons that each examine a particular theme, the book spans a wide variety of topics and…

    Paperback – 2017-12-14

  • Sensory-Being for Sensory Beings

    Creating Entrancing Sensory Experiences, 1st Edition

    By Joanna Grace

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-06-26

  • Social Stories for Kids in Conflict

    2nd Edition

    By John Ling

    Social Stories for Kids in Conflict is a practical guide to help young people improve their behaviour. Designed to help all those who work and/or live with young people who have difficulties with their behaviours and relationships with others, this book is a practical guide to help young people…

    Paperback – 2017-02-15
    Speechmark Practical Therapy Manual

  • Art and Design for Children with SEN

    A Resource for Inclusive Teaching, 1st Edition

    By Maureen Glynn

    The purpose of this book is to offer professionals working with children with special educational needs (SEN) a compilation of tried and tested themed lessons, designed to excite and involve children in developing their creative art skills. Each lesson is carefully planned with step by step…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31

  • Recognising Asperger's Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder)

    A Practical Guide to Adult Diagnosis and Beyond, 1st Edition

    By Trevor Powell

    Written by a clinical neuropsychologist, this book is an accessible guide to everything you need to know about Asperger Syndrome, offering information and guidance, self-help and coping strategies and illustrated throughout with over 150 personal quotes, vignettes and anecdotes from clients with AS…

    Paperback – 2016-09-23

  • Writing and Developing Social Stories

    Practical Interventions in Autism, 2nd Edition, 1st Edition

    By Caroline Smith

    This practical resource provides an introduction to the theory and practice of writing social stories. In addition, there are examples of successful stories to use as guides, as well as information and photocopiable (and downloadable) resources for delivering training on the use of social stories.…

    Paperback – 2016-09-20

  • Educating and Supporting Girls with Asperger's and Autism

    A Resource for Education and Health Professionals, 1st Edition

    By Victoria Honeybourne

    This resource is designed to support education and health professionals to better understand how autism (including Asperger's syndrome) can present in girls; explaining the various difficulties and disadvantages that girls on the autism spectrum can face in educational settings. As well as…

    Paperback – 2016-06-09

  • The Sky's the Limit

    A Workbook for Teaching Mental Wellbeing to Young People with SEN, 1st Edition

    By Victoria Honeybourne

    This significant new resource is designed to support young people with special education needs (SEN) to understand what is meant by mental wellbeing and to help them to learn skills and strategies which will support them in maintaining their mental health. The resource is designed to be a clear,…

    Paperback – 2015-12-15

  • SmiLE Therapy

    Functional Communication and Social Skills for Deaf Students and Students with Special Needs, 1st Edition

    By Karin Schamroth, Emma Lawlor

    Students with communication difficulties need skills to communicate functionally in everyday situations, without the usual support and protection from home and school. These skills need to be explicitly taught, to enable them to become confident young adults. SmiLE Therapy is an innovative therapy…

    Paperback – 2015-10-29

  • Time Matters

    A Practical Resource to Develop Time Concepts and Self-Organisation Skills in Older Children and Young People, 1st Edition

    By Janet Pembery, Clare Doran, Sarah Dutt

    Time Matters is a practical resource to help children and young people learn about time. Time is usually taught through the Primary school years, teachers working in Secondary schools have been very surprised to discover these gaps in students understanding of calendar time, having assumed that…

    Paperback – 2015-07-27

  • Plan A is for Autism

    Using the Affects Model to Promote Positive Behaviour, 1st Edition

    By Caroline Smith

    This practical resource provides an original multi-element approach leading to planned individual interventions. Drawn from the author's extensive knowledge of autism it enables those living and working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) to jointly plan for change. This resource…

    Paperback – 2015-02-20

  • Short-Term Memory Difficulties in Children

    A Practical Resource, 1st Edition

    By Joanne Rudland

    Children who have low self-confidence; a negative attitude towards school; score below average on assessments of language comprehension; and have an erratic pattern of errors with no specific linguistic weaknesses on assessments of comprehension, may be suffering from short-term memory difficulties…

    Paperback – 2014-08-18

  • Sensory Assessment and Intervention Programme

    1st Edition

    By Joy Beaney

    This resource highlights the impact that sensory difficulties have for children with autism and illustrates the barriers they create for the child in their learning and functioning in everyday situations. With the increase in children being diagnosed with autism and the majority of these children…

    CD-ROM – 2013-11-27

  • The World According to Autism Spectrum Disorder

    1st Edition

    By Leonie McDonald

    A new multifunctional, flexible and comprehensive resource which aims to map out what a diagnosis of an Autistic Spectrum Disorder looks like for the individual concerned, their family and / or carers. The resource facilitates conversations and promotes understanding of the key features of an…

    FLC – 2013-02-28

  • Interactive Storytelling

    Developing Inclusive Stories for Children and Adults, 2nd Edition

    By Keith Park

    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…

    Paperback – 2010-06-23

  • 'Hands on' Dyspraxia

    1st Edition

    By Jill Christmas

    This is a practical working guide for parents, teachers and allied professionals, offering an understanding of dyspraxia, its underlying causes, strategies and helpful advice. It explains the terms used in dyspraxia, for example, proprioception, bilateral integration, vestibular, postural, cross…

    Paperback – 2009-05-28

  • Working with Adults with a Learning Disability

    1st Edition

    By Alex Kelly

    A comprehensive and practical resource for all speech and language therapists and students, this book covers all aspects of working with this client group. Written by the author of the hugely successful "Talkabout", each section gives the reader a theoretical background of the subject under…

    Paperback – 2001-01-09
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  • Groupwork with Learning Disabilities

    Creative Drama, 1st Edition

    By Anna Chesner

    This practical manual is for anyone who has the opportunity of facilitating creative drama for people with learning disabilities. Other basic principles of working, different approaches to drama and specific structures that can be easily used. It demonstrates how creative drama can deliver many…

    Paperback – 1998-08-30

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