'Danon-Boileau offers some useful thoughts on how language is acquired, the relationship between speaking, reading and writing and the importance of each, and some interesting ways of reaching children with these problems' -Times Higher Education Supplement
The Silent Child: Communication without Words describes a way of understanding and communicating with children who are not speaking, but rather using their bodies and somatic symptoms to express states of mind. Jeanne Magagna has worked for 45 years trying to find ways of helping these children, varying in age and symptoms. Using infant observation methods of understanding primitive states of mind expressed through gestures of eyes, hands, body posture, she has worked in in-patient or out-patient settings with contributors: a group of psychiatrists, psychologists, family and child psychotherapists, physiotherapists, nurses, therapeutic care workers, teachers, parents' groups and work discussion seminar members in out-patient and in-patient settings. In their chapters, the professionals and a parent show how they use their observation, empathy and countertransference experiences to promote understanding in the silent child and his/her parents and siblings.This book is particularly important for mental health professionals, teachers and parents who are encountering 'a child communicating without words'. It will assist them in being curious and nurturing rather than paralysed by the experience of having to think without the child's verbal response.
Im Sommer 2003 verschwindet die 16-jährige Rebecca Winter spurlos. Elf Jahre später greift die Polizei eine Rumtreiberin auf, die behauptet, Rebecca zu sein - und der Gesuchten tatsächlich so täuschend ähnlich sieht, dass deren Familie sie mit offenen Armen aufnimmt. Die vermeintliche verlorene Tochter genießt die ungewohnte Zuwendung und schlüpft in Rebeccas Kleider und Leben. Doch je mehr sie sich mit ihrer Rolle identifiziert, desto tiefer dringt sie in Rebeccas Welt vor. Und kommt der tödlichen Wahrheit um ihr Verschwinden immer näher ... "Geschickt springt Autorin Anna Snoekstra in diesem abgründigen Psychothriller zwischen den Zeitebenen und Perspektiven hin und her und treibt die Spannung damit auf die Spitze." - Buchjournal
The awesome and inspiring bestseller, now in a revised 20th anniversary edition. Marshall Ball brings love to all through the words he wrote as a silent child, and as an adult teacher. The public first noticed Marshall Ball, a handicapped, nonverbal, child prodigy writer and thinker, in 1999 when he appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show. His mesmerizing thoughts and words touched millions and have continued to inspire many, including Chris Martin of Coldplay. This 20th anniversary revised edition of Kiss of God is sure to enchant and inspire readers. It features more than a dozen new thoughts and poems Marshall has written since it was first published and includes an introduction by Chris Martin. This is a book you will want to keep and share.
In the summer of 2006, Emma Price watched helplessly as her six-year-old son's red coat was fished out of the River Ouse. It was the tragic story of the year - a little boy, Aiden, wandered away from school during a terrible flood, fell into the river, and drowned. His body was never recovered. Ten years later, Emma has finally rediscovered the joy in life. She's married, pregnant, and in control again... ... until Aiden returns. Too traumatized to speak, he raises endless questions and answers none. Only his body tells the story of his decade-long disappearance. The historic broken bones and injuries cast a mere glimpse into the horrors Aiden has experienced. Aiden never drowned. Aiden was taken. As Emma attempts to reconnect with her now teenage son, she must unmask the monster who took him away from her. But who, in their tiny village, could be capable of such a crime? It's Aiden who has the answers, but he cannot tell the unspeakable. This dark and disturbing psychological novel will appeal to fans of The Widow and The Butterfly Garden.
“Sometimes our gut instincts are not just a feeling that something is not right. It can be an actually warning sign to beware of consequences that may follow a certain decision.” Raised in a dysfunctional home lead Jean Stevens down a path of many mistakes. Her life as a child was filled with secrets, nightmares and fear. She never received the love and acceptance as a child she always craved. When she found love after she moved from Houston to Louisiana she had to leave it behind and move back to Houston. It was because of another dysfunctional situation she found herself in. Life in Houston for this small town minded girl was filled with one mistake and regret after another. She was too trusting of others. Without the proper guidance for her to mature into a well-rounded adult, her lack of maturity carried into her young adulthood. Jean learned many of life’s lessons through the mistakes she made. Not trusting her gut instincts was one of the things she struggled with through so much of her life. She finally broke away from the co-dependent relationships she always settled for. With God’s help Jean began to believe in herself and saw the positive changes in her life she always hoped for.
Once upon a time there was a man who loved children. He loved them so much he tried to save them from their imperfect parents. Unfortunately, Hector Woollie didn't work for Child Protective Services . . . and the children he rescued, he murdered. Once upon a time, Leslie had a happy marriage, a happy son, and a happy life. Now divorced, she is trapped in ongoing battles with her ex-husband, Roger, especially over their newly-adolescent son, Ian. When Ian and his young stepsister disappear, Roger insists the boy kidnapped the girl, while Leslie thinks Ian might have run away. She prays that her son is near and will come home soon. Ian is near-right next door, just on the other side of a shared wall. Ian can hear his parents fighting and his mother's desperate weeping, but he can't call for help. Hector Woollie has him and his stepsister, and if either child makes a peep, the madman will slit both their throats. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Eine teuflische Idee - ein göttlicher Plan - eine ewige Schuld – Kate Burkholders fünfter Fall bei den Amischen Als das gleißende Scheinwerferlicht des entgegenkommenden Fahrzeugs sie blendet, bleibt ihnen nicht einmal mehr die Zeit, um zu schreien. Auf der regennassen Straße im ländlichen Ohio sterben in dieser Nacht drei Menschen. Ein amischer Vater und zwei seiner Kinder. Als Polizeichefin Kate Burkholder die Unfallstelle genauer untersucht, kommen ihr erste Zweifel: War das wirklich ein Unfall, oder steckt noch etwas anderes dahinter? “Überzeugende Charaktere, exzellenter Plot und ein haarsträubendes Finale.“ USA TODAY
‘As I studied the photograph more closely, I homed in on the boy’s expression. He looked whitewashed with fear.’ Vienna, 1938: Something’s amiss at the home of young Annabel Albrecht and it’s got nothing to do with the Nazis. First, her favourite maid Eva disappears, then her friend Oskar. What’s worse, her mother is taken away, leaving Annabel to fend for herself. London 2004: Max receives a letter from his dying and estranged mother, Annabel, who requests his help. Following their last argument he has no desire to contact her. But his curiosity is piqued by the black and white photograph she had enclosed: a disturbing image of his mother and forgotten childhood friend, Oskar Edelstein, taken in Vienna, 1938. Stranger still are the words, ‘you knew’, scrawled on its reverse. The photograph and the message, are, his mother writes, part of the reason for her distance towards him. She wants him to find Oskar... The photograph haunts him following his mother’s death – and there’s something about her old house in Vienna that’s not quite right. As much as Max wants to stay away, he can’t, as he uncovers his mother’s long-buried past and the secrets preserved by Annabel’s missing friends. But as Max is to discover, some children can never be completely silenced. Is he haunted by ghosts or by guilt, and will he ever escape? The Silent Children is a gripping tale of tragedy and revenge, a modern-day ghost story that will stay with you long after you turn the final page.
A Spirit of One is a unique and rare book of an American Indian tribe-the Caddo. The Caddo tribe dominated mid-America both socially and politically. This book reaches deep into the past history of the Caddo, and emphasizes the ways of the Caddo's social order, law, history and philosophy, and for the first time brings out cultural aspects unknown about the Caddo. The author descends from a hereditary line of Chiefs of the Oat Family, and is also a 1989 graduate from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in History and Political Science.
Family & Relationships by Linda Tschirhart Sanford
Play Therapy, Second Edition, is a thorough update to the 1991 first edition best-selling book, the most widely used text for play therapy courses. It refreshes the history and development in play therapy including results of research done in the past 10 years. A new chapter is included on current issues and special populations relevant to the development of play therapy. The author presents very readable descriptions of play and the history of play therapy; child and therapist characteristics; play room set-up and materials; working with parents; and a number of helpful and interesting case descriptions.
Laura hat alles: Erfolg als Fernsehproduzentin, einen reichen Ehemann und einen perfekten Sohn, Daniel. Doch dann lernt Daniel die junge Maklerin Cherry kennen. Cherry ist von Daniels Familie fasziniert und will all das haben, was Laura hat. Diese gibt sich Mühe, Cherry zu mögen. Schon bald empfindet sie die junge Frau jedoch als Eindringling und hat das Gefühl, Cherry manipuliere sie, manipuliere ihre ganze Familie. Schließlich hat Laura nur noch ein Ziel: Sie will, dass Cherry aus ihrem Leben verschwindet – koste es, was es wolle. Aber Cherry lässt sich nicht so einfach vertreiben ...
This manual helps those working in conflict and emergency situations to develop their listening and communication skills, in order to identify and help children with special needs. It deals with the importance of understanding different cultural ways of communicating and coping with stress; overcoming blocks in communication; giving comfort; talking to families; working with vulnerable children, preventing burn-out and more.
This book is funny and horrific by turns. It's a biography of Myra, a Jewish child who grew up in real poverty during WW2 in Romania. She earns her way to medical training by sheer brainpower and becomes a doctor under the communist regime. Then follows a graphic account of the horse-and-cart rural life made worse by the 'boots', the officials, in post-war communist Romania, when she was sent to work in the villages as a newly qualified and newly married doctor. The characterisation of the people Myra lives with and meets, and her trepidations and progress make it a really good read.
Ein Thriller, der alle Vorstellungen von Schuld und Verbrechen infrage stellt Zwei Frauen treffen sich zufällig nach 25 Jahren wieder. Damals verbrachten sie als Elfjährige einen verhängnisvollen Sommertag miteinander, der sie zu Mörderinnen machte. Sie haben zwar neue Identitäten angenommen, aber ihr schlimmster Albtraum ist, dass ihre Vergangenheit sie einholt. Wie ein einziger Fehler ein Leben zerstören kann, das schildert Alex Marwood in ihrem abgründigen und psychologisch ausgefeilten Roman „Im Schatten der Lüge“. Sie beschreibt das Labyrinth einer düsteren Vergangenheit, aus dem es kein Entrinnen gibt. Und sie erzählt, ohne ihre Heldinnen zu verurteilen – subtil, modern und packend. Anke Göbel, Lektorat
Read her letter. Remember her story... Gripping. Mesmerising. Haunting. Heart-breaking. Once you've heard her story, you will never forget The Girl in the Letter. Perfect for fans of Kate Morton, Rachel Hore and Kathryn Hughes, this page-turning, moving novel of separation and long-buried secrets will stay with you for ever. In the winter of 1956 pregnant young Ivy is sent in disgrace to St Margaret's, a home for unmarried mothers in the south of England, run by nuns, to have her child. Her baby daughter is adopted. Ivy will never leave. Sixty years later, journalist Samantha stumbles upon a series of letters from Ivy to her lover, pleading with him to rescue her from St Margaret's before it is too late. As Sam pieces together Ivy's tragic story, terrible secrets about St Margaret's dark past begin to emerge. What happened to Ivy, to her baby, and to the hundreds of children born in the home? What links a number of mysterious, sudden deaths in the area? And why are those who once worked at St Margaret's so keen that the truth should never be told? As Sam unpicks the sinister web of lies surrounding St Margaret's, she also looks deep within - to confront some unwelcome truths of her own...