Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome - My Daughter is Not Naughty


Author: Jane Alison Sherwin
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784500852
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 328
View: 819

Jane Alison Sherwin's honest and uplifting account provides insight into the challenges of bringing up a child with Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA). After years of misdiagnosis, Jane's daughter, Mollie, was diagnosed with PDA at the age of seven, and we follow her experiences pre and post diagnosis to age 10 as she attends school, interacts with the outside world and approaches adolescence. Throughout, Jane provides commentary on her daughter's behaviour and the impact it has on her family, explaining the 'why' of PDA traits, including the need for control, meltdowns, obsessive behaviour and sensory issues. She reveals the strategies that have worked for Mollie and provides essential advice and information on obtaining a diagnosis and raising awareness of PDA. The book also includes an interview with Mollie. Full of advice and support, and with a focus on understanding the child and how he or she sees the world, this book will be of immeasurable value to the parents and families of children with PDA as well as the professionals working with them, particularly teachers and teaching assistants, SEN co-ordinators, psychologists, outreach workers and social workers.

Understanding Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome in Children

A Guide for Parents, Teachers and Other Professionals
Author: Margaret Duncan,Zara Healy,Ruth Fidler,Phil Christie
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857002532
Category: Education
Page: 208
View: 2803

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.

Can I tell you about Pathological Demand Avoidance syndrome?

A guide for friends, family and professionals
Author: Ruth Fidler,Phil Christie
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 085700929X
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 56
View: 7188

Meet Issy – an 11-year-old girl with pathological demand avoidance syndrome (PDA), a condition on the autism spectrum. Issy invites readers to learn about PDA from her perspective, helping them to understand how simple, everyday demands can cause her great anxiety and stress. Issy tells readers about all the ways she can be helped and supported by those around her. This illustrated book is for readers aged 7 and upwards, and will be an excellent way to increase understanding about PDA in the classroom or at home. It also includes practical tips and recommended resources for parents and professionals.

PDA by PDAers

From Anxiety to Avoidance and Masking to Meltdowns
Author: Sally Cat
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784509345
Category: Psychology
Page: 352
View: 6834

"To think of PDA as merely involving demand avoidance is to me akin to thinking of tigers as merely having stripes." This book is a unique window into adult Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA), exploring the diversity of distinct PDA traits through the voices of over 70 people living with and affected by the condition. Sally Cat, an adult with PDA, has successfully captured the essence of a popular online support group in book form, making the valuable insights available to a wider audience, and creating a much-needed resource for individuals and professionals. Candid discussions cover issues ranging from overload and meltdowns, to work, relationships and parenting. This is a fascinating and sometimes very moving read.

What to Do about Smearing

A Practical Guide for Parents and Caregivers of People with Autism, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities
Author: Kate E. Reynolds
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784503959
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 168
View: 5275

Addressing the often hidden, yet not uncommon, behaviour of faecal smearing among children and adults with autism and developmental and intellectual disabilities, this practical handbook shows how to tackle this often embarrassing and difficult issue in a positive way. Informing parents and caregivers of the many causes of smearing, the author offers tried-and-tested, everyday approaches for managing this behaviour. This supportive guidebook includes down-to-earth advice, helpful picture narratives, examples of how to prepare and use diary sheets for behaviour analysis, and practical exercises that can be carried out at home. There is also advice on what to do if a child ingests faeces, and dealing with persistent or recurring smearing. With a focus on positive low-arousal responses and featuring the voices of parents who have experience of their child's smearing, families will feel supported and confident in identifying the causes of smearing, and be able to choose and carry out appropriate preventative approaches. This will also be a useful resource for professionals who encounter smearing behaviour, including social workers and SEN and teaching staff.

The Way of Fuck It

Small Book... Big Wisdom
Author: John C. Parkin
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
ISBN: 1848501560
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 224
View: 9508

With his first (and bestselling) book, 'F**k It: The Ultimate Spiritual Way', John C. Parkin established that saying 'Fuck It' was a spiritual act: helping us let go and realise that things don't matter so much after all.This book packs a similar punch in wisdom and style, but with fewer words and more illustrations.Full of quick tips with big effects, with lines such as 'Say Fuck It to being happy: just doing that will cheer you up no end'.This is a unique book: quick and easy to read but potentially huge in its effect on people's lives.

The Parents' Guide to Clubfoot


Author: Betsy Miller
Publisher: Betsy Miller
ISBN: 1450756425
Category:
Page: 134
View: 8760

Covers all aspects of clubfoot in babies and children, from diagnosis to treatment. Includes a short children's story about clubfoot.

The Explosive Child

A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children
Author: Ross W. Greene, PhD
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062339796
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 304
View: 476

Screaming, swearing, crying, hitting, kicking, spitting, biting...these are some of the challenging behaviors we see in kids who are having difficulty meeting our expectations. These behaviors often leave parents feeling frustrated, angry, overwhelmed, and desperate for answers. In this fully revised and updated book, Dr. Ross Greene helps you understand why and when your child does these things and how to respond in ways that are nonpunitive, nonadversarial, humane, and effective. Dr. Greene describes how best to: Understand the factors that contribute to challenging episodes. Identify the specific situations in which challenging episodes are likely to occur. Reduce or eliminate challenging episodes by solving the problems that cause them. Solve problems collaboratively (rather than unilaterally) and proactively (rather than reactively). Help your child develop the skills to be more flexible, solve problems, and handle frustration more adaptively. Reduce hostility and antagonism between you and your child. With Dr. Greene's practical, expert guidance, you and your child will forge a new relationship based on communication and mutual respect.

The Red Beast

Controlling Anger in Children with Asperger's Syndrome
Author: K. I. Al-Ghani,Haitham Al-Ghani
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1843109433
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 48
View: 9151

Presents techniques and strategies that young children who suffer from Asperger's syndrome can use when they find themselves becoming angry.

Executive Function "Dysfunction" - Strategies for Educators and Parents


Author: Rebecca Moyes
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784500453
Category: Education
Page: 128
View: 2761

Concise and accessible, this plain English guide will help parents and educators to understand and support children with executive function difficulties at home and in the classroom. The author describes the cognitive processes that make up the executive functions, including attention, behavioral inhibition, theory of mind, organizational skills, time management, planning, decision-making, and self-talk. Using real examples, she describes how difficulties in each of these areas may manifest, and offers practical hints, tips, and accommodations for supporting children both in and out of school. Containing a wealth of helpful information as well as tried-and-tested strategies, this is the perfect primer for parents and educators of children with executive function difficulties.

Why Do I Have To?

A Book for Children Who Find Themselves Frustrated by Everyday Rules
Author: Laurie Leventhal-Belfer
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846428265
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 80
View: 6961

'If you want a child with Asperger’s syndrome to comply with a social or family rule, it is very important to explain the logical reason to comply. Laurie’s book provides the logic for compliance that will be invaluable for parents and teachers. I know this book will become regular bed time reading and be used many times at home and at school.' - Professor Tony Attwood 'Dr. Laurie clearly understands how children with limited flexibility and difficulty coping think and respond. She has used her clinical experience to teach us how to help these children succeed. Dr. Laurie has provided a format, similar to Social Stories (TM), for reducing stress in daily life and for minimizing conflict stemming from unwritten or everyday rules. While there is no one solution for every child, the stories can be easily adapted for each child. She encourages children to be participants in determining solutions to their problems by providing simple, not simplistic, methods that work.' -Teri Wiss, M.A., O.T.R./L., Director of Development is CHILD'S PLAY! Why do I have to go to school before the show that I am watching is over? Why do I have to wear shoes and a jacket when I go outside? Rules like these can be really frustrating - but they don't have to be! Why do I have to? looks at a set of everyday situations that provide challenges for children at home, with their friends, and at school. Laurie Leventhal-Belfer empathizes with children's wish to do things their way, explains clearly why their way does not work, and provides a list of practical suggestions for how to cope with these challenges and avoid feelings of frustration. This is the ideal book for children who have difficulty coping with the expectations of daily living, as well as for their parents and the professionals who work with them.

Take Care, Son

The Story of My Dad and his Dementia
Author: Tony Husband
Publisher: Robinson
ISBN: 1472116240
Category: Medical
Page: 160
View: 8737

Hi Dad . . . can we have a chat about your dementia . . . Can you remember how it started? When Ron Husband started to forget things ? dates, names, appointments . . . daft things, important things ? it took a while to realise that this was `a different form of forgetting?. But it was just the first sign of the illness that gradually took him away from the family he loved. This is the touching, illustrated story of Tony?s father and how dementia slowly took him away from his family. The title is a reference to his last words to his son ? on a day when Tony had spent the day in the care home with no sign of recognition. The book is framed as a chat between Tony and his dad, who fades away through the last few pages of the book. "... rather wonderful cartoon strips ... chronicling his father's dementia with loving charm and wit." Stephen Fry, Twitter

A Guide to Living with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (Hypermobility Type)

Bending without Breaking (2nd edition)
Author: Isobel Knight
Publisher: Singing Dragon
ISBN: 0857011804
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 312
View: 7309

Covering everything from recognising symptoms and obtaining initial diagnosis to living with the condition on a daily basis, this complete guide to living with and managing Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (Hypermobility Type - formerly known as Type III) has been revised and fully-updated in this accessible new edition. The author, who has the condition, looks at how it affects children and adolescents and explores pain management, pregnancy, physical and psychological aspects, and how it widely affects dancers and other performance artists. New material includes: changes in terminology information on how osteopathy and nutrition can help psychological approaches beyond CBT how to deal with professionals what to expect from support groups and rehabilitation programmes This new edition will be a must for anybody who suffers, or suspects they might be suffering from, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (Hypermobility Type) and provides everything needed to enjoy a fulfilling life with this complex condition. It will also be of interest to their families and friends, and professionals working with Hypermobility Type EDS.

Folk Devils and Moral Panics


Author: Stanley Cohen
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136807047
Category: Social Science
Page: 328
View: 9829

'Richly documented and convincingly presented' -- New Society Mods and Rockers, skinheads, video nasties, designer drugs, bogus asylum seeks and hoodies. Every era has its own moral panics. It was Stanley Cohen’s classic account, first published in the early 1970s and regularly revised, that brought the term ‘moral panic’ into widespread discussion. It is an outstanding investigation of the way in which the media and often those in a position of political power define a condition, or group, as a threat to societal values and interests. Fanned by screaming media headlines, Cohen brilliantly demonstrates how this leads to such groups being marginalised and vilified in the popular imagination, inhibiting rational debate about solutions to the social problems such groups represent. Furthermore, he argues that moral panics go even further by identifying the very fault lines of power in society. Full of sharp insight and analysis, Folk Devils and Moral Panics is essential reading for anyone wanting to understand this powerful and enduring phenomenon. Professor Stanley Cohen is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics. He received the Sellin-Glueck Award of the American Society of Criminology (1985) and is on the Board of the International Council on Human Rights. He is a member of the British Academy.

A History of Autism

Conversations with the Pioneers
Author: Adam Feinstein
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444351672
Category: Psychology
Page: 400
View: 5635

This unique book is the first to fully explore the history of autism - from the first descriptions of autistic-type behaviour to the present day. Features in-depth discussions with leading professionals and pioneers to provide an unprecedented insight into the historical changes in the perception of autism and approaches to it Presents carefully chosen case studies and the latest findings in the field Includes evidence from many previously unpublished documents and illustrations Interviews with parents of autistic children acknowledge the important contribution they have made to a more profound understanding of this enigmatic condition

Counselling and Spiritual Accompaniment

Bridging Faith and Person-Centred Therapy
Author: Brian Thorne
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118329244
Category: Psychology
Page: 368
View: 8179



Taking Care of Myself

A Hygiene, Puberty and Personal Curriculum for Young People with Autism
Author: Mary Wrobel
Publisher: Future Horizons
ISBN: 9781885477941
Category: Education
Page: 250
View: 4747

Winner of an iParenting Media Award! Puberty can be especially tough when young people have autism or other special needs. Through simple stories similar to Carol Gray's Social Stories, author Mary Wrobel teaches caregivers exactly what to say and not say, and shows how you can create helpful stories of your own. Mary addresses hygiene, modesty, body growth and development, menstruation, touching, personal safety, and more. Young students can benefit from self-care skills such as using the toilet, brushing teeth, and washing hands. Parents and teachers should begin teaching these necessary skills as early as possible, even from ages 3-5. The ultimate goal is to maximize the child's potential for independence and lifelong social success. Helpful sections include: Hygiene Health Modesty Growth and Development Menstruation Touching and Personal Safety Masturbation Using A Urinal

ToddlerCalm

A guide for calmer toddlers and happier parents
Author: Sarah Ockwell-Smith
Publisher: Piatkus
ISBN: 1405528591
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 272
View: 3762

This book works. It shows that that the naughty step, sticker charts and controlled crying are NOT the only solutions. Many parents struggle with getting their toddlers to sleep, picky eaters; respect; tantrums; discipline; throwing; biting; hitting, communication... All this is normal. What is important is that you don't base your whole relationship with your child on rewards and punishment. ToddlerCalm is about gentle parenting. It will give you a proven and successful alternative approach to creating a calm and happy family.

Does Your Child Have a Hidden Disability?


Author: Jill Curtis
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780340786796
Category: Children
Page: 254
View: 331

For the large number of parents who find themselves worrying about whether there is something not quite right with their child, and finding it difficult to pinpoint just what is wrong and where to look for help.

First Steps in Intervention with Your Child with Autism

Frameworks for Communication
Author: Wendy Prevezer,Elizabeth Newson,Phil Christie,Susie Chandler
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846429439
Category: Psychology
Page: 208
View: 956

One of the major difficulties for children with autism is in developing communication and language. The earlier this problem is addressed, the more effectively these skills can be improved. Inspired by research and clinical practice, this book addresses communication and language development of children with autism, from teaching non-verbal communication such as pointing, to moving towards spoken language. This book champions initial intervention with children at an early stage of communication, but the many practical ideas and strategies can also be usefully applied to children of school age, if they are at an early stage of communication. First Steps in Intervention With Your Child With Autism is perfect for parents looking to understand their child better and, in turn, help improve their child's development and communication. This will also be a useful reference for all professionals working to support families with a child on the autism spectrum.