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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 ADHD?: A guide for friends, family and professionals

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

    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. This illustrated book is full of useful information and will be an ideal introduction for young people, aged 7 upwards, as well...

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

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

    by Anne Braff Brodzinsky

    Meet Chelsea - a young girl who was adopted. Chelsea invites you to learn about adoption from her perspective and introduces us to two friends of hers who were also transracially adopted. Chelsea and her friends help children understand what it means to be adopted, the experiences and challenges that follow the adoption process, and how they can help. Accessible and informative, this illustrated book is an ideal introduction to adoption for children aged 7+ and is a great tool for encouraging discussions for families, teachers and professionals working with...

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

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

    by Lucy Willetts

    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...

  • Can I Tell You About Asperger Syndrome: A Guide for Friends and Family

    Can I Tell You About Asperger Syndrome: A Guide for Friends and Family

    by Jude Welton

    Meet Adam – a young boy with AS. Adam invites young readers to learn about AS from his perspective. He helps children understand the difficulties faced by a child with AS – he tells them what AS is, what it feels like to have AS and how they can help children with AS by understanding their differences and appreciating their many talents. This illustrated book is ideally suited for boys and girls between 7 and 15 years old and also serves as an excellent starting point for family...

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

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

    by Lesley Mills

    Meet Alfie - a young boy with asthma. Alfie invites readers to learn about asthma from his perspective, describing how it feels to have an asthma attack and what the common triggers are. He talks about the challenges of having asthma and how important it is that his friends and the people around him can recognise the signs when he starts feeling short of breath and know how to help. Alfie also gives simple instructions on using asthma inhalers and other medical treatments. This illustrated book is full of...

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

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

    by Jude Welton

    Meet Tom - a young boy with autism. Tom invites readers to learn about autism from his perspective, helping them to understand what it is and explaining the challenges he faces with issues such as social communication, sensory overload and changes in his routine. Tom tells readers about all the ways he can be helped and supported by those around him. This beautifully-illustrated book is ideally suited for readers aged 7 and upwards, and will be an excellent way to increase understanding about autism, in the classroom or...

  • 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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