Psychology: Collections

National Autism Awareness Month 2018

In support of National Autism Awareness Month and the many professionals, friends, and loved ones caring for individuals on the autism spectrum, Routledge is proud to offer a selection of free resources.

Approximately 1 percent of the world population has autism spectrum disorder. During World Autism Awareness Week, Routledge aims to provide you with the information and tools necessary to understand this lifelong developmental condition.

Featured Books

  • Autism Works

    A Guide to Successful Employment across the Entire Spectrum

    By Adam Feinstein

    People with autism are being left behind today, with only 16% in full time employment. This inspiring book addresses the lack of understanding of the wonderful contributions people across the autism spectrum can make to the workplace, drawing attention to this vast untapped human resource.…

    Paperback – 2018-08-03 
    Routledge

  • Very Special Maths

    Developing Thinking and Maths Skills for Pupils with Severe or Complex Learning Difficulties

    By Les Staves

    All children require mathematical understanding to access a full a life as possible. This practical book explores the curriculum required to accommodate the various difficulties faced by children with severe and profound learning difficulties. It describes how children’s mathematical thinking first…

    Paperback – 2018-07-24 
    Routledge

  • Contacting the Autistic Child

    Five successful early psychoanalytic interventions

    By Jorge L. Ahumada, Luisa C. Busch de Ahumada

    Amid long-standing controversy on their causes, which most regard as neurological, and despite their increasing social impact, there has been scant progress in the therapy of the autistic spectrum disorders. Currently fashionable attempts at treatment through behavioural-cognitive focal approaches…

    Paperback – 2017-02-28
    Routledge

  • Supporting Social Inclusion for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Insights from Research and Practice

    Edited by Cathy Little

    Drawing together contributions from experts at the forefront of research in the field, Supporting Social Inclusion for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders demonstrates that social inclusion is a defining feature of successful education of students with a spectrum disorder. Divided into three…

    Paperback – 2017-02-20
    Routledge

  • Recognising Asperger's Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder)

    A Practical Guide to Adult Diagnosis and Beyond

    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
    Routledge

  • Writing and Developing Social Stories

    Practical Interventions in Autism, 2nd 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
    Routledge

  • Shining a Light on the Autism Spectrum

    Experiences and Aspirations of Adults

    By Debra Costley, Susanna Baldwin, Susan Bruck, Kaaren Haas, Kerry Ritzrow

    Produced in conjunction with Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect), Australia’s largest provider of services with people on the autism spectrum, this new text explores the experiences, needs and aspirations of adults on the spectrum. The volume utilises the structure of a recent survey (the only one…

    Paperback – 2016-09-19
    Routledge

  • Educating and Supporting Girls with Asperger's and Autism

    A Resource for Education and Health Professionals

    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
    Routledge

  • Designing for Autism Spectrum Disorders

    By Kristi Gaines, Angela Bourne, Michelle Pearson, Mesha Kleibrink

    Winner of the 2017 IDEC Book Award, 2017 EDRA Great Places Award (Book Category), 2017 American Society of Interior Designers Joel Polsky Prize and the 2016 International Interior Design Association TXOK Research Award Designing for Autism Spectrum Disorders explains the influence of the natural…

    Hardback – 2016-06-01
    Routledge

  • Play and Friendship in Inclusive Autism Education

    Supporting learning and development

    By Carmel Conn

     Taking an innovative approach to autism and play, this practical text focuses on the particular form play and friendship takes for children with autism and their peers. Autistic children have clear preferences for play, with sensory-perceptual experience remaining a strong feature as they…

    Paperback – 2016-02-19
    Routledge

  • Family Therapy and the Autism Spectrum

    Autism Conversations in Narrative Practice

    By Marilyn J. Monteiro

    The autism spectrum presents a range of communication, social, and sensory differences that are challenging for clinicians to address. Family Therapy and the Autism Spectrum provides a guide to conceptualizing those differences and ways to discuss them with clients and their families. Readers are…

    Paperback – 2016-02-16
    Routledge

  • Children’s Play, Pretense, and Story

    Studies in Culture, Context, and Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Edited by Susan Douglas, Lesley Stirling

    At the heart of this volume is the recognition that children’s engagement with play and story are intrinsically and intricately linked. The contributing authors share a passionate interest in the development and well-being of children, in particular through their use of imagination and adaptation…

    Paperback – 2015-12-15
    Routledge

  • The Nine Degrees of Autism

    A Developmental Model for the Alignment and Reconciliation of Hidden Neurological Conditions

    Edited by Philip Wylie, Wenn Lawson, Luke Beardon

    The Nine Degrees of Autism presents a much-needed positive tool for understanding the developmental process of autism, and to facilitate the improved mental health and well-being of individuals on the spectrum. The ground-breaking model charts nine distinct stages of development - from…

    Paperback – 2015-10-13
    Routledge

  • Reflective Parenting

    A Guide to Understanding What's Going on in Your Child's Mind

    By Alistair Cooper, Sheila Redfern

    Have you ever wondered what’s going on in your child’s mind? This engaging book shows how reflective parenting can help you understand your children, manage their behaviour and build your relationship and connection with them. It is filled with practical advice showing how recent developments in…

    Paperback – 2015-09-16
    Routledge

  • Supporting Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders

    2nd Edition

    By Hull City Council

     This practical resource contains a wealth of valuable advice and tried-and-tested strategies for identifying children and young people with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD). This fully updated text describes the different types of difficulties experienced by pupils with ASD and helps…

    Paperback – 2015-07-06
    David Fulton Publishers
    nasen spotlight