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Mini Bean Chair $55.00
Click Here for Product Details! Mini Bean Chair | These mini bean chairs are better than standard bean bags because the bag is already set in the position to sit comfortably in, as opposed to normal bean bags which you have to wriggle around in to get comfy. The sides give children more of an encased feeling. Comes with an inner liner so can be removed for cleaning. Two sizes available: 1-6 years or 6-12 years. Beans not included.
Fidgipod $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! Fidgipod | Ideal for those who seek sensory input for calming. Fidgipod’s non skid bottom allows its user to simply place it on any flat surface and run their palm or foot over it for instant sensory stimulation.
Improbable Construct Fidget $5.00
Click Here for Product Details! Improbable Construct Fidget | Metal fidget toy, excellent for children who process best when fidgeting.
Senso Brush Oral Stimulator $12.00
Click Here for Product Details! Senso Brush Oral Stimulator can be used to directly stimulate areas of the mouth both inside and out. Due to its alternating textures, this brush is perfect for children with feeding difficulties. By introducing new textures you will find it easier for a child to process a wider variety of food textures. This brush is also a great source of sensory stimulation for children who constantly seek input from grinding or chewing on items such as pencils, shirts, fingers, etc.
Thinking Putty $4.00
Click Here for Product Details! Thinking Putty | Great for children who like squeezing to relax. Also used to help build muscles and strength in the child’s hand.
Grip Stixx $12.00
Click Here for Product Details! Grip Stixx | An excellent chewable hand fidget for children craving sensory input, and the input received from destructive oral motor grinding. When used properly provides a safe and bacteria free alternative for children who chew on shirts, pencils, fingers. A range of colours and flavours available.
Emotichew $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! Emotichew | A chewable non toxic bangle that doubles as a communication aid and message to others. Simply show the side that represents how the person is feeling. The red side says Leave Me Be with a angry face and the green side says Talk to Me with a happy face. BPA, lead, latex, phthalate free silicone jewellery.
Autism and Reading Comprehension $60.00
Click Here for Product Details! | by Joseph Porter | Ready-to-use lesson plans for teachers. The predictable format, repetition, and routine of these lessons will create a relaxed learning environment, while the variations in the topics will hold students’ attention and help them generalise the reading skills they need to succeed! The companion CD contains all of the worksheets, lesson plans, visual tools, and assessment forms for quick-and-easy print.
Building Sensory Friendly Classrooms $35.00
Click Here for Product Details! | by Rebecca Moyes | This book helps walk any regular education or special education teacher through the process of setting up a sensory friendly classroom. It discusses the importance of data driven strategies, and then helps teachers implement them! Sensory integration disorder often presents as a behavioural problem; thus, although it’s an internal state, it has to be addressed based on what observable behaviours are seen in the child.
Helping Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder Express Their Thoughts and Knowledge in Writing $40.00
Click Here for Product Details! | by Elise Geither and Lisa Meeks | This is a practical guide to teaching and improving writing skills in students with ASD to meet academic writing standards and prepare for the increased expectations of higher education. The book covers key considerations for all educators teaching writing skills to high school and college students with ASD including how to address difficulties with comprehension, executive functioning, and motor skills, how to structure ideas into a coherent argument, and how to develop creativity and expression in writing, as well as how to successfully adapt these skills to meet university expectations. Each chapter includes teaching tips, insightful student perspectives, and ready-to-use writing exercises.
Simple Low-Cost Games and Activities for Sensorimotor Learning $35.00
Click Here for Product Details! | by Lisa A Kurtz | This practical sourcebook is packed full of fun, low-cost games and activities that encourage the development of motor skills, coordination and sensory tolerance in young children. Using materials that are readily-available in most households or that can be purchased or home-made at a very low cost, these games and activities are appropriate for all children, including those with autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, and other learning challenges. The book includes clear descriptions of how to carry out each activity, helpful illustrations, and ways to adapt activities according to the child’s individual needs. In addition, a comprehensive reference guide to the activities enables easy searching for games suited to the development of particular skills.
The Kids’ Guide to Staying Awesome and In Control $35.00
Click Here for Product Details! SUE’S TOP PICK FOR 2015!! | by Lauren Brukner | From breathing exercises, pressure holds and finger pulls, to fidgets, noise-reducing headphones and gum, thIS 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. For ages 7-14 years.
The Autism Discussion Page on Anxiety, Behavior, School, and Parenting Strategies $40.00
Click Here for Product Details! | by Bill Nason | 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.
Asperger Syndrome and Anxiety $40.00
Click Here for Product Details! | by Nick Dubin | This book offers practical advice on how individuals with AS can manage their anxiety more effectively. As a person with AS who has struggled with feelings of anxiety and learnt how to overcome them, Nick Dubin shares his own tried and tested solutions along with up-to-date research on stress management for individuals with AS, including a chapter on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Dubin explores the key problem areas that can lead to anxiety for people with AS such as lack of social skills, difficulties establishing romantic relationships and uncertainty about employment.
The Autism Discussion Page on the Core Challenges of Autism $40.00
Click Here for Product Details! | by Bill Nason | 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.
The Autism Spectrum and Depression $40.00
Click Here for Product Details! | by Nick Dubin | For people with ASD, the stresses of coping with a world that often seems alien to them can frequently lead to depression. This book offers accessible and sensitive advice on how to manage depression and make positive steps towards recovery. It explores the aspects of everyday life that can cause people with ASD to feel low, explains how this can escalate and looks at ways in which depression can be prevented. With a chapter on suicide and interviews with the author’s parents, the book provides real, practical solutions to a problem that is often overlooked.
Behavior Solutions for the Home and Community $35.00
Click Here for Product Details! | by Beth Aune, Beth Burt and Peter Gennaro | A tool for parents who have children whose behaviours are impeding their daily life. Once they see a particular behaviour, they can quickly look up an in the moment solution, and then read more about what could be causing that behaviour, and more importantly, how to overcome it. This helpful book is intended to provide general, practical solutions for busy (and often overwhelmed) parents who can benefit from a handy reference guide to help them address common behaviours at home and in the community. A must have for every home with a child with autism!
The Autism Spectrum, Sexuality and the Law $50.00
Click Here for Product Details! | by Tony Attwood, Isabelle Henault and Nick Dubin | The complex world of sex and appropriate sexual behaviour can be extremely challenging for people with ASD and, without guidance, many find themselves in vulnerable situations. This book examines how the ASD profile typically affects sexuality and how sexual development differs between the general population and those with ASD. A ground-breaking and honest account of Nick’s life – from school to work, from confusion to diagnosis, and drawing on the extensive knowledge of Dr Tony Attwood and Dr Isabelle Henault, this important book addresses the issues surrounding the autism spectrum, sexuality and the law.
Starving the Gremlin Series $35.00
Click Here for Product Details! | by Kate Collins-Donnelly | $45 each | Help children to understand and manage their feelings of anxiety, anger and stress with these engaging and imaginative workbooks. Based on cognitive behavioural principles, these workbooks use fun and imaginative activities to teach children how to manage these emotions by changing how they think and act – getting rid of their Gremlins for good!
Jasper and the Magpie $25.00
Click Here for Product Details! | by Dan Mayfield | This fun and thought-provoking rhyming storybook will delight anyone with a special interest and encourage readers to be more accepting of difference and unusual passions. The story will resonate particularly with children on the autism spectrum and their friends and family. For ages 6+.
Been There. Done That. Try This! $40.00
Click Here for Product Details! | edited by Tony Attwood, Craig R Evans and Anita Lesko | Temple Grandin, Liane Holliday Willey, Anita Lesko, Stephen M. Shore, and many other Aspie mentors, offer their personal guidance on coping with the daily stressors that Aspies have identified as being the most significant, in order of urgency – anxiety, self-esteem, change, meltdowns, depression, friendship, love, and much, much more. Based on years of personal experience, this book is packed with advice from Aspie mentors who have all been there and done that! World expert Dr Tony Attwood rounds up each chapter with professional analysis and extensive recommendations. He includes essential information on destructive strategies that may look attractive, but that have counter-productive effects.
The Conversation Train $35.00
Click Here for Product Details! | by Joel Shaul | This inventive colour picture book uses the metaphor of a train to teach basic conventions of conversation to children with ASD. Engines are like greetings; they get the train going. Freight wagons are like different speakers’ turns; it is good to have at least a few when you are in conversation. A set of points guiding a train from one track to another is like a tactful change in the topic of conversation. When a conversation veers off-topic it is like a derailed train. As well as attractive colour photographs of trains, the book contains engaging photocopiable worksheets and colouring pages to help promote skill generalisation. For ages 5-13 years.
Social Skills, Emotional Growth and Drama Therapy: Inspiring Connection on the Autism Spectrum $50.00
Click Here for Product Details! | by Lee R. Chasen | Drama therapy provides opportunities for children on the autism spectrum to interact with others in a fun, supportive environment. The innovative model of drama therapy described in this book is rooted in neuroscience, and designed specifically to develop social, emotional and expressive language skills in children with autism spectrum disorders.
Exploring Friendships, Puberty and Relationships: A Programme to Help Children and Young People on the Autism Spectrum to Cope with the Challenges of Adolescence $55.00
Click Here for Product Details! | by Kate Ripley | This evidenced-based programme is designed to help young people on the autism spectrum to cope with the many challenges of adolescence. It encourages them to explore their identity, develop their friendships and think more about adult relationships, tackling the important issues of puberty, sexuality, gender identity, body image, dress codes, self-care, safety and conventions for touching along the way. Designed to be used either as a 30-consecutive session programme or to be dipped into as particular issues arise, it contains engaging lesson plans, activities, homework tasks, group discussion points and cut-out-and-use flash cards. For ages 11+.
Can I Tell You About Anxiety? $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! | by Lucy Willetts and Polly Waite | Meet Megan – a young girl who has an anxiety disorder. Megan invites readers to learn about anxiety from her perspective, helping them to understand why she sometimes feels anxious and how this affects her thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Megan talks about techniques she has learnt to help manage her anxiety, and how people around her can help. With illustrations throughout, this will be an ideal way to explore anxiety difficulties. It shows family, friends and teachers how they can support someone who experiences anxiety and will be an excellent way to start a conversation about anxiety, in the classroom or at home. For ages 7+.
Parenting without Panic $40.00
Click Here for Product Details! | by Brenda Dater | Filled with the voices of other parents in the same situation, the book covers everything from the first steps to take after diagnosis, to advocacy and disclosure, behaviour, building independence and resilience, making friends, holidays and vacations, homework, supporting siblings, how to garner support from extended family and friends, and how parents can look after their own well-being. This book extends the vital lifeline of a support group to parents of children and teens on the autism spectrum everywhere.
Can I Tell You About Dyspraxia? $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! | by Maureen Boon | Meet Marco – a boy with dyspraxia, which is sometimes called Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (DCD). Marco invites readers to learn about dyspraxia from his perspective, helping them to understand what it is and what it feels like when he sometimes struggles to control his movement and co-ordination. He talks about the challenges of having dyspraxia and lets readers know how he can be helped and supported. For ages 7+.
Parenting a Teen or Young Adult with Asperger Syndrome $40.00
Click Here for Product Details! | by Brenda Boyd | 325 astute and practical ideas, insights, tips and strategies address the complex issues parents face during this crucial period of transition for their child with ASD. The practical, bite-size suggestions focus on the vital importance of developing and nurturing an open and healthy relationship with your son or daughter. The easy-to-navigate format will suit busy parents wanting to locate advice to suit their particular needs. All the suggestions are designed to foster understanding and acceptance between family members and help the ASD young person with common problem areas such as social vulnerability and peer relationships, self-esteem, anxiety and coping with change.
Can I Tell You About ADHD? $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! | by Susan Yarney | Meet Ben – a young boy with ADHD. Ben invites readers to learn about ADHD from his perspective. He helps children understand what it means to have ADHD and describes what it is and how it feels. Ben explains how he was diagnosed and what he has learnt about ways to relieve his ADHD symptoms, and how friends and adults can help at home and school. For ages 7+.
Supporting College and University Students with Invisible Disabilities $40.00
Click Here for Product Details! | by Christy Oslund | With increasing numbers of students with invisible disabilities attending college and university, faculty and staff find themselves faced with new challenges. This practical handbook provides lecturers, tutors, disability services, and administrative staff with an overview of the invisible disabilities they may encounter, dispelling common myths and offering practical advice to support the needs of these students.
The Wonderful World of Work $40.00
Click Here for Product Details! | by Jeanette Purkis | This hands-on workbook demystifies the world of work in order to help teenagers with ASD feel confident in their ability to be successful at their studies and get a job. Each chapter talks the teen through a different element of employment, including the benefits of having a job, why education is important, how to write a resume and succeed at job interviews, and the advantages and disadvantages of autism in the workplace. A variety of different industries and jobs are explored to encourage teens to begin to think about careers that might appeal to them and suit their skills and interests.
Very Late Diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome $40.00
Click Here for Product Details! | by Philip Wylie | As awareness and understanding of Asperger Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder increases, more adults are identifying themselves as being on the spectrum and seeking formal diagnosis. This book discusses the process, the pros and cons, and the after-effects of receiving an autism diagnosis in adulthood. Outlining the likely stages of the journey to diagnosis, this book looks at what the individual may go through as they become aware of their Asperger characteristics and as they seek pre-assessment and diagnosis, as well as common reactions upon receiving a diagnosis – from depression and anger to relief and self-acceptance. Combining practical guidance with advice from personal experience and interviews and correspondence with specialists in the field, the book discusses if and when to disclose to family, friends and employers, how to seek appropriate support services, and how to use the self-knowledge gained through diagnosis to live well in the future.
Pretending to Be Normal – Updated Version $40.00
Click Here for Product Details! | by Lianne Holliday Wiley | Compelling and witty, Liane Holliday Willey’s account of growing to adulthood as an undiagnosed ‘Aspie’ has been read by thousands of people on and off the autism spectrum since it was first published in 1999. Bringing her story up to date, including her diagnosis as an adult, and reflecting on the changes in attitude over 15 years, this expanded edition will continue to entertain (and inform) all those who would like to know a little more about how it feels to spend your life ‘pretending to be normal’.
The Elephant in the Room $40.00
Click Here for Product Details! | by Letitia Sweitzer | This practical resource will provide professionals who diagnose, treat, coach, and teach those with ADHD or those who suffer from frequent or pervasive boredom, with the tools to alleviate boredom in order to improve both concentration and mood. Approaches specifically designed for toddlers, children, teenagers and adults are included, which can then be incorporated into schoolwork, jobs, relationships and everyday life.
Step by Step Help for Children with ADHD $35.00
Click Here for Product Details! | by Cathy Laver-Badbury et al | This simple, flexible six-step programme is full of tried-and-tested ideas for parents and professionals supporting families of young children with ADHD. By practicing the techniques and strategies, parents will gain confidence in their parenting and, over time, will improve the child’s management of the condition. The programme includes games that will help improve the child’s attention, exercises to develop patience and tips for supporting the child in successful self-organisation. There are also plenty of useful ideas for developing communication between parents and schools.
ADHD – Living without Brakes $30.00
Click Here for Product Details! | by Martin L Kutscher | The author describes the spectrum of ADHD, the co-occurring symptoms, and common difficulties that parents face. The rest of the book focuses on solutions based around four rules. Rule number one is keeping it positive: punishments can change behaviour, but only positive approaches can improve attitude. Rule number two is keeping it calm: it’s difficult thinking clearly enough to solve problems logically if you are feeling overwhelmed. Rule number three is keeping it organised: this rule relates particularly to the child’s school life. Rule number four is to keep doing rules one to three. Finally, Dr Kutscher discusses the role of medication for treating ADHD. The concluding chapter summarises the information covered and can also be read as a complete, freestanding text. Useful checklists and further reading recommendations are also included.
Organize Your ADD/ADHD Child $25.00
Click Here for Product Details! | by Cheryl R Cater | This book addresses the issues of organisation and time management in relation to ADD/ADHD, suggesting practical ways of organising your child’s day and turning chaos into calm. Accommodating short attention spans and short fuses, Cheryl Carter shows how, by using the F.I.R.S.T method (Fun, Individualism, Rules, Simplicity and Time management), even the most hyperactive and easily distracted of children can be taught to make their bed, pack their school bag, and generally get organised! The author recognises that children hate anything that is boring, and finds fun ways around even the most mundane of tasks. Her no-nonsense, step-by-step strategies, in combination with positive affirmations and realistic demands, will get ADD/ADHD children organised, and from A to B without a hitch.
ADHD Homework Challenges Transformed! $25.00
Click Here for Product Details! | by Harriet Hope Green | This is a book filled with inspiring methods to motivate children with ADHD at homework time. Common techniques such as enforcing restrictions and rigid timing techniques can stifle the joy of learning. This book focuses on empowering and enabling the child, acknowledges the characteristics of ADHD and engages the positive side of these traits. Encouraging movement and creativity, the chapters are brimming with great ideas such as scavenger hunts, singing spelling games and jumping math quizzes that hold the child’s attention and make learning fun.
The Puberty Video for Boys with Asperger Syndrome $55.00
Click Here for Product Details! | by Coulter | More than a male and female anatomy lesson, this DVD also helps young men with social challenges understand how to interact positively with girls and women. Most importantly, it puts sex into perspective, revealing the truth behind the myths boys may see in the media.
Executive Function Dysfunction $35.00
Click Here for Product Details! | by Rebecca Moyes | Containing a wealth of helpful information as well as tried-and-tested strategies, this is the perfect book for parents and educators of children with executive function difficulties. The author describes the cognitive processes that make up the executive functions, including attention, behavioural inhibition, theory of mind, organisational 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.