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Can I Tell You About?

The 'Can I tell you about…?' series offers simple introductions to a range of limiting conditions. Friendly characters invite readers to learn about their experiences of living with a particular condition and how they would like to be helped and supported. These books serve as excellent starting points for family and classroom discussions.

  • Can I Tell You About Cerebral Palsy? A guide for friends, family and professionals

    Can I Tell You About Cerebral Palsy? A guide for friends, family and professionals

    by Marion Stanton

    Meet Sophie - a girl with cerebral palsy (CP). Sophie invites readers to learn about CP from her perspective, helping them to understand what it is like to use a wheelchair to move around and assistive technology to communicate. She also introduces readers to some of her friends who have different forms of CP and explains that living with CP can sometimes be difficult, but there are many ways she is supported so that she can lead a full and happy life. This illustrated book is ideal for...

  • Can I Tell You About Dementia?: A guide for family, friends and carers

    Can I Tell You About Dementia?: A guide for family, friends and carers

    by Jude Welton

    Meet Jack - an older man with dementia. Jack invites readers to learn about dementia from his perspective, helping them to understand the challenges faced by someone with dementia and the changes it causes to memory, communication and behaviour. He also gives advice on how to help someone with dementia stay as mentally and physically active as possible, keep safe and continue to feel cared for and valued. With illustrations throughout, this useful book will be an ideal introduction to dementia for anyone from child to adult. It will...

  • Can I Tell You About Depression?: A guide for friends, family and professionals

    Can I Tell You About Depression?: A guide for friends, family and professionals

    by Christopher Dowrick

    Meet Julie – a woman who suffers from periods of depression. Julie and her family help readers to understand what depression is, what it is like to feel depressed and how it can affect their family life. She explains how coping with depression can sometimes be very difficult but there is support and help available that can relieve the feelings of depression. *Contents:* 1. Introducing myself. 2. What it feels like when I'm depressed. 3. What I think about when I'm depressed. 4. What I do when I'm...

  • Can I Tell You About Diabetes (Type 1)?: A guide for friends, family and professionals

    Can I Tell You About Diabetes (Type 1)?: A guide for friends, family and professionals

    by Dr Julie Edge

    Meet Debbie - a young girl with diabetes type 1. Debbie invites readers to learn about this type of diabetes from her perspective, describing how it feels to have high and low blood sugar levels. She explains how she can monitor her blood sugar and controls it with medication. Debbie also talks about the challenges of having diabetes and lets readers know how she can be helped and supported. This illustrated book is full of useful information and will be an ideal introduction for young people, aged 7...

  • Can I Tell You About Down Syndrome?: A guide for friends, family and professionals

    Can I Tell You About Down Syndrome?: A guide for friends, family and professionals

    by Elizabeth Elliott

    Meet David - a boy with Down syndrome. David invites readers to learn about Down syndrome from his perspective, helping them to understand what Down syndrome is and how it affects his daily life. He explains that he sometimes needs extra help at home and school and suggest ways that those around him can help him to feel supported. *Contents:* Introduction. 1. Introducing David who has Down syndrome. 2. What is it like to have Down syndrome?. 3. What I like to do. 4. Playing with other...

  • Can I Tell You About Dyslexia?: A Guide for Friends, Family and Professionals

    Can I Tell You About Dyslexia?: A Guide for Friends, Family and Professionals

    by Alan M. Hultquist,

    Meet Zoe - a young girl with dyslexia. Zoe invites readers to learn about dyslexia from her perspective. She helps readers to understand the challenges faced by a child with dyslexia, explaining what dyslexia is and how it affects her at home and at school. Zoe describes exactly why she finds reading, writing and words so difficult, and how other people can help her in these areas. This illustrated book is ideally suited for readers aged 7 and upwards, and will be an excellent way to start a...

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