Meet Fred - a man who has had a stroke. Fred invites readers to learn about what it is like to have a stroke from his perspective, helping them to understand the challenges faced by someone who has had a stroke and the ways in which they might have to adapt their lifestyle. He also gives advice on how to offer support to someone who has had a stroke, from diagnosis through to rehabilitation. With illustrations throughout, this useful book will be ideal for anyone who knows someone who has had a stroke, from child to adult. It will help readers to understand and explain what a stroke is and encourage open discussion among family members, carers and friends.
Dr Lisa Taylor and Swee Hong Chia are both lecturers in Occupational Therapy at the University of East Anglia, UK. Lisa has extensive experience in the field of neurological rehabilitation. She has formulated and evaluated a treatment programme for individuals who have experienced visual problems following a stroke. Swee has publications within the area of perceptual difficulties.
Katie Stanton is a Bristol-based illustrator who studied Contemporary Art at the University of Huddersfield.
Meet Katie - a teenager with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Katie invites readers to learn about OCD from her perspective, helping them to understand what it is, how her obsessions and compulsions affect her daily life, and how people around her can help. With illustrations throughout, this will be an ideal introduction to OCD for both young people and older readers. It shows family, friends and teachers how they can support someone with the condition and will be an excellent way to start a conversation about OCD, in the... More info
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... More info
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... More info