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  • 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 Dyspraxia?: A guide for friends, family and professionals

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

    by Maureen Boon

    Meet Marco - a boy with dyspraxia. Marco invites readers to learn about dyspraxia from his perspective, helping them to understand what it is and what it feels like when he sometimes struggles to control his movement and co-ordination. He talks about the challenges of having dyspraxia and lets readers know how he can be helped and supported. This illustrated book will be an ideal introduction for young people, aged 7 upwards, as well as parents, friends, teachers and professionals working with children with dyspraxia. It is also an...

  • Can I Tell You About ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? A guide for friends, family and professionals

    Can I Tell You About ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? A guide for friends, family and professionals

    by Jacqueline Rayner

    Meet Mollie – a woman with an illness called ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) or CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), and her family, Mike, Ellie and Eric. Mollie and her family help readers to understand what ME/CFS is, what it is like to have it and how it can affect their family life. Mollie can't always do things that other mums do because of her illness, which can sometimes be frustrating, but they share strategies that help them all to cope. The family also explain how ME/CFS can affect different people...

  • Hi, What's Your Name, Are We The Same?

    Hi, What's Your Name, Are We The Same?

    by Bronwyn Anderson

    This book is about children who are not defined by labels, but by their character, different qualities, and talents. As you meet them you will see that these children are unique and happy in their own skin and have created a positive self-image for themselves and for those around them. Furthermore, it is a journey for the reader of self-exploration and promotion of equality for children. Children reading this book will create a strong sense of self-awareness and see children with a difference as children just like them, with...

  • Leroy Learns About the Big P – A Story About Private and Personal

    Leroy Learns About the Big P – A Story About Private and Personal

    by John Hibbs

    This unique book has been recently developed by a very experienced NZ counsellor who needed resources to help explain the concepts of personal and private to young clients with a developmental disability, who otherwise struggle to understand them. John Hibbs has worked extensively with disabled young people to assist them to understand their sexuality and appropriate behaviour. This illustrated, colourful book, with its easy to read sentences and explanations, helps young readers learn about personal and private boundaries and how to respect them. A valuable new tool for counsellors, psychologists, therapists...

  • Let’s Talk About It! - My Friend Has Down Syndrome

    Let’s Talk About It! - My Friend Has Down Syndrome

    by Jennifer Moore-Mallinos

    The sensitively written Let’s Talk About It! Books encourage preschool-age and early-grades children to explore their feelings, deal with problems that trouble them, and understand others who have problems of their own. Each title speaks to a particular concern that children might encounter in the course of growing up. All books in this series have appealing colour illustrations on every page, and are available in both English and Spanish language editions. A short section at the back of each book offers related advice to parents. My Friend Has Down Syndrome...

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