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1-2-3 Magic : effective discipline for children 2-12 / Phelan, Thomas W. -- Glen Ellyn, Ill.: ParentMagic Inc. 2010. v, 226 p. ; 23 cm.

This revised fourth edition of a well known book sets out to provide a simple, precise and effective way of managing - gently and firmly - the behaviour of children in approximately the two to twelve year old range, whether they are average or special needs children. Using his insight and experience, the author breaks down the task of parenting into three straightforward jobs - controlling obnoxious behaviour, encouraging good behaviour, and strengthening your relationships.

CC 305.2314 PHE [P13452]

1-2-3 Magic for kids : helping your children understand the new rules / Phelan, Thomas W.; Lewis, Tracy M. -- Glen Ellyn, Ill.: ParentMagic Inc. 2008. 97 p. ; 23 cm.

This book is designed to help explain the "1-2-3 Magic : Effective discipline for children 2-12" to children. It is fully illustrated and presented from the point of view of young children and includes games, puzzles, and questions for discussion.

CC 305.2314 PHE [P14298]

1-2-3 Magic : managing difficult behavior in children 2-12 / Phelan, Thomas W. -- Glen Ellyn, Ill.: ParentMagic Inc. 2004. 1 DVD

The programme provides practical, easy to use discipline techniques for parents, caregivers and teachers. Includes real-life family vignettes on how to manage difficult behaviour and manipulation without resorting to physical or verbal abuse. The DVD is in English and Spanish.

CC 305.2314 ONE [P14839]

A 5 is against the law! social boundaries : straight up! / Buron, Kari Dunn. -- Shawnee Mission, Kan.: Autism Asperger Pub. Co. 2007. vii, 47 p.

This book describes the 5-point scale as a way to identify and explain different degrees of behaviour and emotion. It is written for people with high functioning autism and Asperger syndrome as well as those supporting them and is aimed at helping them to avoid causing offense or getting into trouble with the law. It is good for students who have issues with social boundaries as well as their teachers/caregivers.

SC/AUT BUR [P14827]

Achieving best behavior for children with developmental disabilities : a step-by-step workbook for parents and carers / Lewis, Pamela. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2006. 156 p.

Outlines the basic principles of behaviour management, offering useful strategies that are simple to understand and can be used with adults or children with autism and/or intellectual disabilities. Parents will find strategies for overcoming challenges in everyday situations such as shopping, visiting the doctor and dentist, visiting family and friends, going to a restaurant and transitions. Includes details on creating a behaviour plan to address a specific challenging behaviour.

CC 305.2314 LEW [P11567]

Aggression and young children / Szarkowicz, Diane Louise. -- Watson, ACT: Early Childhood Australia, 2004. 18 p.

Discusses different forms of aggression in children including instrumental aggression, hostile aggression and symbolic or relational aggression. Looks at the common causes of aggession in early childhood and the implications leading into adulthood. Offers a positive guide in responding to acts of aggression in children.

CC 305.2314 SZA [P10598]

Anger management games for children / Plummer, Deborah M. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2008. 159 p. ; 25 cm.

This practical handbook helps adults to understand, manage and reflect constructively on children's anger. It features a wealth of familiar and easy to use games and is designed to foster successful anger management strategies for children aged 5 - 12. A resource for teachers, parents, carers and all those working with anger management in children.

CC 305.2311 PLU [P12809]

Applied behaviour analysis and autism : building a future together / Keenan, Mickey Ed.; Henderson, Mary, Ed.; Kerr, Ken P. Ed.; Dillenburger, Karola Ed. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2006. 304 p.

In this book the contributors, both parents and professionals, explain the basic principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) and describe specific cases of its use with children on the autism spectrum. Demonstrates how parents, empowered with basic scientific skills, have succeeded in bringing out the best in their children and achieving equality of opportunity for them by establishing a school using the principles of ABA and setting up successful ABA home programmes.

SC/AUT APP [P11801]

Autism : understanding behaviour / Hattersley, Caroline. -- London: The National Autistic Society, 2013. 70 p. ; 20 cm.

Many parents at times find the behaviour of their child with autism puzzling or challenging. This book looks at the cause and function of behaviour and what the child might be trying to communicate or achieve by acting in a particular way. It also discusses a number of practical strategies that can be used in day-to-day situations - or at times of heightened stress and anxiety - to help the child manage their behaviour.

SC/AUT HAT [P14929]

Challenging behaviors in early childhood settings : creating a place for all children / Bell, Susan Hart; Carr, Victoria; Denno, Dawn; Johnson, Lawrence J.; Phillips, Louise R. -- Baltimore, Md: Paul H Brookes, 2004. 214 p.

This book has been created for teachers, child care providers and other professionals in early childhood settings. It contains classroom-based strategies and ideas for overcoming challenging behaviours in children with and without disabilities, and for building positive relationships with their families. Chapters cover ideas such as 'clarifying the elements of challenging behaviour' and 'engaging parents as partners in changing behaviour' as well as 'determining the teacher's role in further assessment and intervention' and 'planning for crises'.

CC 305.2314 BEL [P10672]

Challenging behaviour and autism : making sense - making progress : a guide to preventing and managing challenging behaviour / Whitaker, Philip. -- London: National Autistic Society, 2001. 125 p.

This book focuses on practical strategies for preventing and managing challenging behaviour for parents, carers and staff working in educational settings. Drawing on detailed case studies, the author emphasises prevention, making sense of the behaviour, offering examples of practical solutions and providing a framework for solving problems.

SC/AUT WHI [P09291]

Challenging behaviour : supporting change / THE CHALLENGING BEHAVIOUR FOUNDATION. -- Chatham, Kent: Challenging Behaviour Foundation, 2008. 2 DVDs (33 min., 36 min.) + leaflet

In this 2-disc DVD, psychologist Mark Addison describes the use of a functional assessment to understand challenging behaviour, and how it can be used to help put in place appropriate behaviour management strategies for individuals with severe learning difficulties. Interviews with family carers highlight the range of causes of challenging behaviour, demonstrating the importance of a functional assessment and providing insight into positive ways to support families. [Jacket]

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Children are people too : a parent's guide to young children's behaviour / Porter, Louise. -- Adelaide: East Street Publications, 2006. 284 p. ; 24 cm.

In this book the author explains that while some parenting methods seem like common sense, they can actually cause more problems and result in an escalation of behavioural difficulties. Instead she recommends a guidance approach to raising children based on teaching them to act considerately, rather than punishing them when they fail to do so. The approach aims to safeguard children's self-esteem, to honour their need to be in command of themselves, and enrich our relationship with our children.

CC 305.2314 POR [P12988]

Designing positive behavior support plans / Bambara, Linda M.; Knoster, Timothy P. -- Washington DC: American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2009. 115 p.; 25 cm.

This easy-to-read book is designed to help school teams understand, design, implement and evaluate positive behaviour support plans for students with developmental disabilities in schools. It includes a case study and a list of frequently asked questions.

CC 616.891 BAM [P15780]

Drawing together to manage anger / Heegaard, Marge Eaton. -- Minneapolis, Minn.: Fairview Press, 2003. 32p.

Using art therapy, this book teaches children how to express their anger without aggression. Children learn how to practice anger management by identifying and understanding the things that trigger anger. Creative drawing activities are used to promote self esteem, communicate more effectively and develop problem solving skills.

CC 305.2314 HEE [P10710]

Enhancing your child's behavior : a step-by-step guide for parents and teachers / Cimera, Robert Evert. -- Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, Inc. 2003. vi, 185 p. ; 23 cm.

The author uses an applied approach to explain the behaviour of children with and without disabilities. Parents and teachers can follow a step-by-step process to determine the cause of the behaviours they want to change and select strategies that might help.

CC 305.2314 CIM [P14777]

Everyday learning about managing angry feelings / Szarkowicz, Diane Louise. -- Watson, ACT: Early Childhood Australia, 2007. 28 p.; 18 cm.

Written buy an experienced teacher and psychologist this is a helpful book that outlines a range of positive strategies to assist carers and parents to give young children ways of developing self- control and expressing feelings safely. It includes unhappiness in babies, physical anger and aggression in toddlers, and redirecting angry and aggressive feelings in preschool and early school.

CC 305.2311 SZA [P12580]

Exploring feelings : cognitive behaviour therapy to manage anger / Attwood,Tony. -- Arlington, Tex.: Future Horizons, Inc. 2004. 79 p.

This program encourages the cognitive control of the emotion anger. Activities are designed to help children explore the feelings of being happy, relaxed or angry by recording individual comments and responses to questions. The Exploring Feelings program introduces cognitive restructuring, comic strip conversations, the emotional toolbox and social stories. The program is divided into sessions and can be applied to children with Asperger's syndrome, high functioning autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Not Otherwise Specified (PDDNOS). The program can be implemented by teachers, therapists, parents and psychologists and may be adapted to suit adolescents and adults.

CC 305.2311 ATT [P11121]

Exploring feelings : cognitive behaviour therapy to manage anxiety / Attwood,Tony. -- Arlington, Tex.: Future Horizons, Inc. 2004. 79 p.

This program encourages the cognitive control of the emotion anxiety. Activities are designed to help children explore the feelings of being happy, relaxed or anxious by recording individual comments and responses to questions. The Exploring Feelings program introduces cognitive restructuring, comic strip conversations, the emotional toolbox and social stories. The program is divided into sessions and can be applied to children with Asperger's syndrome, high functioning autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Not Otherwise Specified (PDDNOS). The program can be implemented by teachers, therapists, parents and psychologists and may be adapted to suit adolescents and adults.

CC 305.2311 ATT [P12555]

Fear - free children / Hall, Janet. -- Sydney: Financial Accounting Standards Board;Finch, 2001. 118 P.

This book explains fear and provides practical strategies for parents to help their children overcome their fears and anxieties. It has a section for children that draws on real situations. Looks into anxiety and emotional development in children.

CC 305.2311 HAL [P09461]

Freedom from meltdowns : Dr. Thompson's solutions for children with autism / Thompson, Travis. -- Baltimore, Md: Paul H Brookes, 2009. xvii, 284 p.

Aimed at both parents and professionals, this book provides advice on how to recognize triggers for tantrums and meltdowns, and how to prevent them from escalating. It also discusses how other disorders and health conditions contribute to meltdowns. There is a section on problem solving which discusses: the use of Functional Behavioural Assessment to identify behaviour patterns and develop interventions; how to improve communication and social skills; preventing meltdowns in school and other public settings; managing feelings and mental health problems; and how to stop self injury.

SC/AUT THO [P12321]

Happy kids, happy you : using NLP to bring out the best in ourselves and the childen we care for / Beever, Sue. -- Carmarthen, Wales: Crown House Publishing, 2009. 244 p. ; 22 cm.

This book gives a toolkit of practical NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) methods flexible enough to cover all situations. It focuses on the needs of the parent as well as the child to help "get the family running more smoothly; to help understand your child; support and encourage their development more effectively; recognise and meet you own needs so that you can be more resourceful in family life; and feel more confident and positive so that you can have fun and enjoy being a parent more of the time." (Book Cover)

CC 305.23 BEE [P12997]

Helping children to cope with change, stress and anxiety : a photocopiable activities book / Plummer, Deborah M. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2010. 142 p. ; 28 cm

Children who have difficulty coping with change or who experience uncomfortably high levels of stress and anxiety often need help with understanding and managing their emotions. This book combines accessible theory with games and activities to help children with these difficulties build emotional awareness and resilience. This photocopiable activity book is primarily designed for use with individuals and groups of children aged 7-11, but the ideas can be adapted for both older and younger children, and children with learning difficulties.

CC 305.2311 PLU [P13203]

I never get anything ! : how to keep your kids from running your life / Phelan, Thomas W. -- Glen Ellyn, Ill.: Child Management Inc. 2001. 197 p.

This book identifies the six tactics children use to get their own way. Includes strategies for parents on handling frustrated children gently but firmly. Provides parents with an understanding of the underlying emotional dynamics of testing and provides guidance on how to say no and when to say yes to young children.

CC 305.2314 PHE [P10863]

An introduction to challenging behaviour / THE CHALLENGING BEHAVIOUR FOUNDATION. -- Kent: The Challenging Behaviour Foundation, 2005. 1 DVD (40 min.) + 3 leaflets

A documentary that provides an introduction to challenging behaviours associated with severe learning disabilities. Two parent carers tell of their experiences on understanding challenging behaviour and developing skills to help change behaviours . There is specialist input throughout from a senior lecturer in learning disability from the University of Kent at Canterbury Tizard Centre.

CC 616.891 ANI [P10944;P13929]

Managing difficult behaviour in young children / Slee, June. -- Watson, ACT: Early Childhood Australia, 2003. 18 p.

Offers behaviour modification strategies to those who work with young children in overcoming difficult behaviour. The main emphasis of the resource is to reinforce positive behaviour rather than focusing on the negative behaviour. The book discusses early intervention of antisocial behaviour and modifying childrens social skills to help them become socially competent.

CC 305.2314 SLE [P10600]

Managing family meltdown : the low arousal approach and autism / Woodcock, Linda; Page, Andrea. -- London;Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 2010. 173 p. ; 23 cm.

This book offers practical and long-term strategies to help resolve common challenging behaviours using a low arousal approach to behaviour management - a non aversive approach based on avoiding confrontation and reducing stress and anxiety. It gives guidance on how families can manage different types of challenging behaviour such as physical aggression and self-injury, in a positive way. It is appropriate for children who are non-verbal as well as those with higher functioning autism.

SC/AUT WOO [P13205]

Managing meltdowns : using the S.C.A.R.E.D. calming technique with children and adults with autism / Lipsky, Deborah; Richards, Will. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2009. 80 p.; 22 cm.

This book acts as a guide in offering strategies and practical techniques that will be a valuable reference tool for anyone in a first response position in the event of a catastrophic reaction or "meltdown" often experienced by individuals with autism when facing a threatening or chaotic situation. The authors have created a training program to explain the autistic experience and mindset, and guide the interventions of first responders to autistic individuals in crisis.

SC/AUT LIP [P14824]

More 1-2-3 magic. Encouraging good behavior, independence and self-esteem / Phelan, Thomas W. -- Glen Ellyn, Ill.: Parent Management Inc. 2004 . 1 DVD

This programme follows on from "1-2-3 Magic" by providing practical, easy to use techniques on how to encourage good behaviour. The programme uses real life family situations to encourage a child's independence and self-esteem and to create an enjoyable parent child relationship.

CC 305.2314 PHE [P14990]

My book full of feelings : how to control and react to the size of your emotions / Jaffe, Amy V.; Gardner, Luci. -- Shawnee Mission, Kan.: Autism Asperger Pub. Co. 2006. 20 p.

This book uses images of feelings and colours to teach children how to deal with different levels of emotions, ranging from mild to intense. Emotions discussed include feeling sad, angry, calm, frustrated, happy and worried. Includes worksheets.

CC 305.2311 JAF [P12861;P14291]

No fighting, no biting, no screaming : how to make behaving positively possible for people with autism and other developmental disabilities / Elven, Bo Hejkskov. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2010. 240 p. ; 23 cm.

"This practical guide explains how to reassess difficult situations and offers easy and effective strategies for eliciting positive responses without resorting to restraint and punishment. Based on the successful low-arousal approach, it is a proven method of stepping away from distress and towards calm, improving the quality of life of everyone involved. Helpful examples covering a wide range of developmental disabilities from autism to Down's syndrome in both adults and children illustrate the positive changes that can be achieved" (Book cover)

CC 616.891 ELV [P13382]

No more meltdowns : positive strategies for managing and preventing out-of-control behavior / Baker, Jed. -- Arlington, Tex.: Future Horizons, Inc. 2008. xv, 150 p.; 23 cm.

This book offers parents and teachers strategies for managing to deal with and prevent out-of-control behaviour. The author shows adults how to change their own behaviour in order to help children change theirs. Drawing on techniques from years of applied research on motivating children and managing challenging behaviour it provides the tools to accept and appreciate our children so that a positive relationship can be maintained; know how to calm children so the adult does not feel helpless as behaviour escalates; and create prevention plans for repeat problems to avert future meltdowns.

CC 305.2314 BAK [P12544;P12903]

A non-violent resistance approach with children in distress : a guide for parents and professionals / Avraham-Krehwinkel, Carmelite; Aldridge, David. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2010. 190 p. ; 23 cm.

This book addresses the need for a realistic, practical and effective approach to dealing with severe disruptive behaviour in children and adolescents. Adapting the principles of non-violent resistance originally advocated by Mahatma Gandhi, the book provides de-escalation techniques to empower the adult and unburden the distressed child. The authors outline the theoretical basis upon which the approach was developed, and explain how and why it can be so effective. A separate 'guidebook for parents' within the book provides useful advice on how to deal with problematic behaviour in everyday life.

CC 305.2314 AVR [P14130]

Optimistic parenting : hope and help for you and your challenging child / Durand, Mark V. -- Baltimore, Md: Paul H Brookes, 2011. xiii, 317 p. ; 23 cm.

This is a guide to confident, skillful and positive parenting with the aim of creating happier lives with less stress and family harmony. The author is an expert on challenging behaviour and a parent and gives both philosophical hope and practical help to parents with a wide range of challenges. He looks at the 'Why" behind challenging behaviour, gives emergency strategies for when quick behaviour intervention is needed, looks at long term strategies for lasting improvements, and addresses problem areas such as sleep and transitions.

CC 305.23 DUR [P14577]

The parent's guide to in-home ABA programs : frequently asked questions about applied behaviour analysis for your child with autism / Johnson, Elle Olivia. -- London;Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 2013. 128 p. ; 22 cm.

This quick guide answers the common questions that parents ask when beginning an in-home Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) programme including what it is and what will happen when an ABA therapist comes into my home. The handbook gives the ins and outs of ABA in a chatty question and answer format addressing everything parents need to know about what a typical session will entail, how to navigate their relationship with the therapist, to how to get more involved and begin using ABA methods themselves.

SC/AUT JOH [P14957]

Parenting tough kids : simple proven strategies to help kids succeed / Le Messurier, Mark. -- Eastwood: Mark Le Messurier, 2007. 223 p., 1 CD-ROM

A handbook offering practical strategies to improve children and young teenagers' behaviour. Chapters cover family life, ways to improve memory and organisation, plans to help deal with typical home troublespots, friendships and bullying, homework, and how to build emotional resilience. The CD-ROM contains copies of charts shown throughout the book.

CC 305.2314 MES [P12026]

People with autism behaving badly : helping people with ASD move on from behavioral and emotional challenges / Clements, John. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2005. 224 p.

This book offers strategies to help resolve common problem behaviours in people with autism spectrum conditions, such as physical aggression, self-injury, verbal abuse, rudeness and property damage. Explanations as to why people with ASD may "behave badly" and practical ideas for intervention are offered and illustrated by case examples. The author explores the role of relationship styles that can help reduce challenging behaviours and encourage positive ones. Information about working together with individuals, families and outside agencies, and the pros and cons of medication is also included.

SC/AUT CLE [P11944]

Positive behaviour support: guidance for developing effective positive behaviour plans / United Response. -- UK: United Response, 2012. 16 p. ; 30 cm.

This 16-page guide to positive behaviour support covers the definition of challenging behaviours and their triggers, identification of proactive and reactive support strategies, and plan implementation, monitoring and review. [website] The guide is also available to download from

CC 616.891 POS [P15509]

Positive discipline for children with special needs : raising and teaching all children to become resilient, responsible, and respectful / Nelsen, Jane; Foster, Steven; Raphael, Arlene. -- New York: Three Rivers Press, 2011. xiii, 235 p. ; 24 cm.

As part of a series of books promoting a consistent, common-sense approach to child-rearing, this book addresses the specific challenges that parents and teachers of children with special needs face, and offers them straightforward advice for supporting their children in positive ways. It gives practical solutions to challenges such as : learning to look beyond diagnostic labels; believing in each child's potential regardless of his or her stage of development; helping children integrate socially and interact with their peers; coping with frustration that inevitably occurs when a child is being difficult; strengthening a child's sense of belonging and significance; and more.

CC 305.2314 NEL [P14018]

Practical behaviour management solutions for children and teens with autism : the 5P approach / Miller, Linda. -- London;Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 2010. 175 p. ; 28 cm.

This book aims to provide practical help and guidance to parents, teachers and other professionals in dealing with the difficult and challenging behaviours they meet on a daily basis. It offers a complete framework for behaviour intervention founded on prevention and good practice, with an emphasis on promoting and encouraging the development of skills and independence through the 5Ps - profiling, prioritizing, problem analysis, problem solving and planning. It comes with photocopiable tools.

SC/AUT MIL [P14825]

Self-injurious behaviour / THE CHALLENGING BEHAVIOUR FOUNDATION. -- Kent: The Challenging Behaviour Foundation, 2006. 1 DVD (45 min.) + 4 leaflets

Leading authorities offer practical information and ideas to families and carers of individuals with severe intellectual disabilities who engage in self -injurious behaviour. Explains what self-injurious behaviour is and looks at the possible causes for the behaviour. Family carers will gain an understanding of why the behaviour occurs and what action should be taken to reduce self-injurious behaviour. Addresses issues such as using medication and protective devices. The DVD contains scenes which some viewers may find disturbing.

CC 616.891 SEL [P11707]

Stepping Stones Triple P : a survival guide for families with a child who has a disability / Studman, Lisa J.; Sanders, Matthew R.; Mazzucchelli, Trevor. -- Milton, Qld: Triple P International Publishing, 2003. 1 DVD (82 min.) + 1 booklet (36 p.)

Stepping Stones Triple P is a version of the Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) for children with disabilities. This video and accompanying quick reference guide provides a step by step approach to parenting which presents children's development and the management of their behaviour in a constructive and non-hurtful way. It includes explanations and demonstrations of:- positive parenting; causes of behaviour problems; promoting children's development; managing misbehaviour; and family survival tips.

CC 305.2314 STE [P10497]

Stop that seemingly senseless behavior : FBA interventions for people with autism / Glasberg, Beth A. -- Bethesda, Md: Woodbine House, 2008. xii, 154 p. ; 22 cm.

This book will help readers learn how to use information gathered during a functional behaviour assessment (FBA) and develop informed, complete and effective behaviour intervention plans. These are designed to stop or diminish typical problem behaviours such as non-compliance, aggression and repetitive actions. It is the follow up step after performing the FBA.

SC/AUT GLA [P12677]

The super useful guide to managing meltdowns / Oakley, Bec., 2013. 44 p. + appx ; 30 cm.

The key to managing meltdowns is understanding why and how they happen, when you should intervene and how you can plan ahead to reduce the fallout. This guide will help the parent, teacher, carer or individual prone to meltdowns to create an individualised action plan. Sections cover understanding meltdowns, planning and prevention, creating an action plan, and handy resources.

SC/AUT OAK [P15013]

Supporting parents and carers : a trainer's guide to positive behaviour strategies / Paley, Sharon; Stirling, Chris; Wakefield, Mark. -- Kidderminster, Worcs.: BILD Publications, 2008. 32 p. + CD-ROM

This training guide provides parents and carers, as well as "professional" trainers, with materials needed to deliver training in positive behaviour strategies and help them deal with challenging behaviour in children. The guide also includes a CD-ROM with PowerPoint presentation and handouts, as well as lesson plans designed to be easily understood by those who may otherwise have limited formal training. Topics covered include: causes of challenging behaviour; relationships and behaviour; de-escalation and distraction; defusion; and supporting your child.

CC 305.2314 PAL [P12398]

Tantrums! : managing meltdowns in public and private / Phelan, Thomas W. -- Glen Ellyn, Ill.: ParentMagic Inc. 2014. 96 p. ; 23 cm.

Though kids' meltdowns are usually simply the result of good parenting, they often produce a painful feeling of temporary insanity in parents. In this book the author provides a new perspective and a specific, straightforward management plan for this aggravating problem. It points out the three main causes of tantrums, the two goals of tantruming children, the problem with distraction and reasoning, the power of 'the ten-second rule', a four-step process for meltdown management, and how to handle tantrums in public.

CC 305.2314 PHE [P15463]

Using visual systems to provide positive behaviour support / Bhargava, Dolly. -- East Victoria Park: Carson Street School, 2012. 67 p. ; 21 cm

All behaviour i.e. challenging and non-challenging behaviour is a form of communication. Students with disabilities often have trouble communicating. The student may have tried several times to communicate to staff about their needs, but if staff haven�t recognised and responded to the student�s communication appropriately, they will resort to using challenging behaviour as a way of expressing their message. This manual looks at ways of helping staff members recognise, interpret and respond to the student's challenging behaviour in proactive ways. [website]. Also available online at

CC 305.2314 BHA [P14210]

What to do when bad habits take hold : a kids's guide to overcoming nail biting and more / Huebner, Dawn. -- Washington DC: Magination Press, 2009. 72 p.

Written for children aged 6 to 12 years, this book uses cognitive-behavioural techniques to help break bad habits including nail biting, thumb sucking, hair twirling, chewing, picking and more.

CC 305.2314 HUE [P12319]

What to do when your temper flares : a kid's guide to overcoming problems with anger / Huebner, Dawn. -- Washington DC: Magination Press, 2008. 96 p.

Written for children aged 6 to 12 years, this book uses cognitive-behavioural techniques to help overcome anger problems. It includes examples, illustrations and step-by-step instructions to teach children ways to cool angry thoughts and control angry actions.

CC 305.2311 HUE [P12470]

When the chips are down... : learning disabilities and discipline : strategies for improving children's behavior / Lavoie, Richard. -- Washington DC: The Learning Disabilities Project at WETA, 1997. 1 videocassette (62 min.) + 1 booklet

Educates parents,carers and teachers on how to create a predictable and stable environment to help children with learning disabilities thrive. Offers practical advice on successfully dealing with behavioural problems at home and school. Examines the interaction of knowledge, philosophy and techniques to provide the framework for creating effective behavioural management and nurturing skills to help the child with special needs.

CC 305.2314 LAV [P11065]

Why do I have to? : a book for children who find themselves frustrated by everyday rules / Leventhal-Belfer, Laurie. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2008. 79 p.

This book looks at everyday situations that may provide challenges for children at home, with their friends, and at school. The author empathizes with children's wish to do things their way, explains in clear terms why their way does not always work, and provides a list of practical suggestions for how to cope with these challenges and avoid feelings of frustration. This book is written for children who have difficulty coping with the expectations of daily living, as well as parents and professionals who work with them.

CC 305.2311 LEV [P12241]

Working with people with challenging behaviors : a guide for maintaining positive relationships / Ory, Nathan. -- New Lenox, IL: High Tide Press, 2007. ix, 280 p. ; 28 cm.

This manual is for the educators, support persons or family members who support or serve a person with challenging behaviour. It introduces general practices and specific solutions to behaviour problems. It is especially suitable for working with individuals who have developmental or intellectual disabilities coupled with a behaviour disorder. The methods also apply to the person with emotional or psychiatric disturbances, and the elderly who display challenging behaviour.

CC 616.891 ORY [P14605]