IHC Library

Our Library is free to use and open to anyone living in New Zealand. We have information on all aspects of intellectual disability, autism and other developmental disabilities built up over many years.

Latest Books

Neuropsychological assessments of dementia in down syndrome and intellectual disabilities / Vee P. Prasher Editor
Prasher, Vee P.

"This fully updated and expanded second edition of a successful book reviews the most important neuropsychological measures currently used in the assessment of dementia by the principal clini..."

Adolescents with autism spectrum disorder : a clinical handbook / edited by Nicholas W. Gelbar.
Gelbar, Nicholas W.

"Adolescence is a challenging stage for all individuals, especially for those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)."

Autism and enablement : occupational therapy approaches to promote independence for adults with autism / Matt Bushell, Sandra Gasson and Ute Vann.
Bushell, Matt

"This practical guide to the enablement approach shows how to help adults with autism achieve greater independence and become more self-sufficient."

A boy made of blocks / Keith Stuart.
Stuart, Keith

"Alex loves his family, and yet he struggles to connect with his eight-year-old autistic son, Sam. The strain has pushed his marriage to the breaking point."

Intellectual and developmental disabilities : a roadmap for families and professionals / Edited by Briana S. Nelson Goff and Nicole Piland Springer
Goff, Briana S. Nelson

"Provides a unique contribution not currently available in the professional literature by addressing the experiences and perspectives of families living with or raising a child with a disabili..."

Sam's best shot : a father and son's life-changing journey through autism, adolescence and Africa / James Best
Best, James

"When Dr James Best sold the family home to finance a trip to Africa, he hoped it would have far-reaching and life-changing results for his 14 year old son Sam, who had autism."

Autism with severe learning difficulties : a guide for parents and professionals / by Rita Jordan.
Jordan, Rita

"Autism can exist with any level of general ability, but it often occurs with additional severe learning difficulties."

Can I tell you about self-harm? : a guide for friends, family and professionals / Pooky Knightsmith.
Knightsmith, Pooky

"Asher invites readers to learn about self-harm from their perspective, helping them to understand what self-harm is, who does it, why, and how family, friends and counsellors can offer help a..."

The other half of Asperger syndrome (autism spectrum disorder) : a guide to living in an intimate relationship with a partner who is on the autism spectrum / Maxine Aston ; foreword by Tony Attwood.
Aston, Maxine C.

"Does your other half have Asperger Syndrome or do you suspect that he or she is on the autism spectrum?..."

Treating feeding challenges in autism : turning the tables on mealtime / Jonathan Tarbox, Taira Lanagan Bermudez.
Tarbox, Jonathan,

"Treating Feeding Challenges in Autism: Turning the Tables on Mealtime distills existing research on feeding disorders treatment into the very best, most effective and most practical strategie..."

Giving Children a Voice A Step-By-Step Guide to Promoting Child-Centred Practice
Frankel, Sam

"This book promotes the potential for children to advocate for themselves."

Autism / Louise Spilsbury ; illustrated by Ximena Jeria.
Spilsbury, Louise

"This book explores the many aspects of Autism in a child-friendly way."

Understanding autism : the essential guide for parents / Professor Katrina Williams & Professor Jacqueline Roberts.
Williams, Katrina

"This is the essential reference for parents and carers of children with autism."

Sam and Chester : How a mischievous pig transformed the life of my autistic son / Jo Bailey with Ruth Kelly
Bailey-Merritt, Jo.

"When Sam Bailey-Merritt was just two years old, almost overnight he lost the ability to communicate or function."

Switched on : my journey from Asperger's to emotional awakening / John Elder Robison.
Robison, John Elder

"Imagine hearing the words of a song but not feeling the passion that lies within. Imagine living for years with someone in need and not being able to sense their sadness."

Do lemons have feathers? : more to autism than meets the eye / David J. Burns ; foreword by Andrew Sercombe.
Burns, David J.

"In this unashamedly honest book, David J. Burns draws on his own lived experience of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to provide guidance on how to take advantage of the supposed disadvantage."

Corn flakes for dinner : a heartbreaking comedy about family life
Comerford, Aidan

"What do you do when both of your daughters have been diagnosed with autism, your wife is deprssed and your job has been made redundant? You become a comedian!..."

A special book about me : a book for children diagnosed with Asperger syndrome
Santomauro, Josie

"This book offers a fun and accessible introduction for a child diagnosed with Asperger syndrome."

A beginner's guide to autism spectrum disorders : essential information for parents and professionals
Taylor, Paul G

"What is Autism Spectrum Disorder? What does a diagnosis of ASD mean for the child and for you?..."

Can I tell you about autism? A guide for friends, family and professionals
Welton, Jude

"Meet Tom - a young boy with autism."

Emilia's colours : the gift of autism / Ali Beasley
Beasley, Ali

"In this profound and touching glimpse into what it really means to have a child with autism. Ali Beasley writes frankly and poetically about her experiences raising her daughter Emilia."

Twirling naked in the streets - and no one noticed : growing up with undiagnosed autism / Jeannie Davide-Rivera.
Davide-Rivera, Jeannie,

"Jeannie grew up with autism, but no one around her knew it."

Rain Reign / Ann M. Martin.
Martin, Ann M.,

"Struggling with the challenges of OCD and Asperger's syndrome, Rose, a homonym enthusiast, shares an inseparable bond with a beloved dog, but when the dog goes missing during a storm, Rose is ..."

The fog within / by Nick Shamhart.
Shamhart, Nick.

"Autism: a word that has so many meanings and variants yet, without a single source to blame, it is also a word which has been used so frequently as of late that it has also become nearly mean..."

Winston Wallaby can't stop bouncing : what to do about hyperactivity in children including those with ADHD, SPD and ASD / K.I. Al-Ghani and Joy Beaney ; illustrated by Haitham Al-Ghani.
Al-Ghani, K. I.

"This illustrated storybook explains hyperactivity through the story of Winston Wallaby and his uncontrollable bouncing at school."

My anxiety handbook : getting back on track / Sue Knowles, Bridie Gallagher, and Phoebe McEwen ; illustrated by Emmeline Pidgen.
Knowles, Sue

"Helping young people with anxiety learn to recognize and manage their symptoms, this anxiety survival guide teaches 12 to 18 year olds how they can overcome their biggest worries."

Music at the edge : the music therapy experiences of a musician with AIDS / Colin Andrew Lee.
Lee, Colin,

"First published in 1996, Music at the Edge is a unique and compelling music therapy case study."

Music therapy research / edited by Barbara L. Wheeler & Kathleen M. Murphy.

"A greatly expanded, updated, and detailed description of objectivist and interpretivist research in music therapy, guided by the recommendations of a diverse group of experienced music therap..."

An introduction to music therapy research / edited by Barbara L. Wheeler, Kathleen M. Murphy.

"An introductory overview of how research has been conceived and implemented in music therapy over the last several decades."

Helping children who are anxious or obsessional : a guidebook / Margot Sunderland ; illustrated by Nicky Armstrong.
Sunderland, Margot

"This guidebook details the common psychological origins and most relevant psychotherapeutic theories for the problems and issues addressed in the story."

The ASD workbook : understanding your autism spectrum disorder
Kershaw, Penny

"This easy-to-use interactive workbook gives parents the help they need to explain ASDs to their child and provide practical and emotional support following diagnosis."

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