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.
Elizabeth Elliott has been a trustee for the Downs Syndrome Research Foundation UK for over 15 years and is their current Chair. She has liaised and worked with professionals and families to explain, lobby for, and educate about DS. She is a child and adolescent psychiatrist based in London, UK.
Meet Rosie – a teenage girl with* anorexia*. Rosie invites readers to learn about anorexia and how it makes her see herself differently to how other people see her. She also introduces readers to Natalie who has* bulimia*, Ben who has* selective eating problems* and Beth who has AFRID (*Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder*). They all explain why they find food difficult and how their eating disorders are different. This illustrated book is an ideal introduction to understanding the complex issues surrounding eating disorders. It shows family, friends and teachers how... More info
Meet Nikolai - a man with Parkinson's disease. Nikolai invites readers to learn about Parkinson's from his perspective, helping them to understand how Parkinson's affects his daily life and why some tasks can be especially challenging for him. He also gives advice on how to help someone with Parkinson's when they have difficulties with physical movements and memory *Contents:* Acknowledgements.; 1. Introducing Nikolai, who has Parkinson's disease. 2. Parkinson's disease is a medical problem. 3. Shaking. 4. Moving slowly and stiff muscles. 5. Balance. 6. Freezing. 7. Memory. 8.... More info
Meet Harry - a young boy with sensory processing difficulties. Harry invites readers to learn about why he finds it hard to process sensory information effectively, and how even simple thing such as washing, dressing and coping with meal times can be challenging for him. He also talks about difficulties he faces at school and why large groups and loud noises are especially hard. He explains how other people can have different sensory processing issues and talks about what he and those around him can do to help. *Contents:* ... More info