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

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

    by Bryan Lask and Lucy Watson

    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...

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

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

    by Kate Lambert

    Meet Ellie – a young girl with epilepsy. Ellie invites readers to learn about epilepsy from her perspective. She introduces us to some friends who help present the varying forms of epilepsy. Ellie and her friends help children to understand the obstacles that they face by telling them what it feels like to have epilepsy, how it affects them physically and emotionally, how epilepsy can be treated and how the condition is often misunderstood by people who do not know the facts. *Contents:* 1. Introducing Ellie, who has...

  • Can I Tell You About Pathological Demand Avoidance syndrome?: A guide for friends, family and professionals

    Can I Tell You About Pathological Demand Avoidance syndrome?: A guide for friends, family and professionals

    by Ruth Fidler

    Meet Issy – an 11-year-old girl with pathological demand avoidance syndrome (PDA), a condition on the autism spectrum. Issy invites readers to learn about PDA from her perspective, helping them to understand how simple, everyday demands can cause her great anxiety and stress. Issy tells readers about all the ways she can be helped and supported by those around her. This illustrated book is full of useful information and will be an ideal introduction for young people, aged 7 upwards, as well as parents, friends, teachers and speech therapists working...

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

    Can I Tell You About Sensory Processing Difficulties?: A guide for friends, family and professionals

    by Sue Allen

    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:* ...

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

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

    by Sue Cottrell

    Meet Harry - a young boy who stammers. Harry invites readers to learn about what it is like to stammer (also known as a stutter) from his perspective and how it affects his daily life and makes him feel. He explains techniques he has learnt that can help reduce his stammering. Harry describes how friends, family and those around him can help him to feel at ease and reduce his stammer further. This illustrated book is full of useful information and will be an ideal introduction for young...

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

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

    by Mal Leicester

    Meet Max - a boy with Tourette syndrome (TS). Max invites readers to learn about Tourette's from his perspective, helping them to understand what tics and triggers are and what it feels like to have TS. He explains how living with TS can sometimes be difficult, and how people around him can help him to feel happy and accepted. This illustrated book is ideal for young people aged 7 upwards, as well as parents, friends, teachers and other professionals working with children with TS. It is also an...

  • Disappointment Dragon: Learning to Cope With Disappointment (For All Children and Dragon Tamers, Including Those with Asperger Syndrome)

    Disappointment Dragon: Learning to Cope With Disappointment (For All Children and Dragon Tamers, Including Those with Asperger Syndrome)

    by K I Al-Ghani

    When things don't go our way, the Disappointment Dragon can come to visit and take us down to his home in the Valley of Despair... The Disappointment Dragon sometimes comes to see us all and, if we let him, he can make us feel sad or angry. He visits Bobby when he is not picked for the school football team, he also finds Lucinda when she has to miss an exciting school trip because she has the Chicken Pox. He even tries to take the whole of Class...

  • Exceptional Children's Guide to Touch: Teaching Social and Physical Boundaries to Kids

    Exceptional Children's Guide to Touch: Teaching Social and Physical Boundaries to Kids

    by Hunter Manasco

    The rules of physical contact can be tricky to grasp. This friendly picture book explains in simple terms how to tell the difference between acceptable and inappropriate touch, helping children with special needs stay safe. Each story covers a different type of touch from accidental to friendly to hurtful and will help children understand how boundaries change depending on the context. It covers when and where it is OK to touch other people, when and where other people can touch you, why self-touching sometimes needs to be private, and...

  • Growing Up Guide for Girls: What Girls on the Autism Spectrum Need to Know!

    Growing Up Guide for Girls: What Girls on the Autism Spectrum Need to Know!

    by Davida Hartman

    The Growing Up Guide for Girls is a one-stop guide for young girls on the autism spectrum explaining all they need to know about puberty and adolescence. The pre-teen and teenage years are a bumpy time when bodies change, emotions are high and peers are developing at different paces. Using simple, literal language and delightful colour illustrations this book explains the facts about body changes such as growing hair in new places, periods, wearing a bra and keeping spots away! It gives cool tips on what makes a...

  • He's Not Naughty!: A Children's Guide to Autism

    He's Not Naughty!: A Children's Guide to Autism

    by Deborah Brownson

    Taryn and Jake are best friends who have lots of similarities and lots of differences. One of the differences is that Jake has autism and Taryn doesn't, which means they can act differently sometimes. Taryn knows that people with autism are often mistaken for being naughty when it's actually a natural way for their brain to react. Fed up with everyone not understanding, Taryn decides to let the world know why Jake isn't naughty! Join Taryn as she candidly explains her understanding of autism, and why there's always a...

  • 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...

  • I Am Extra Special: 21st Century Guide to the Birds and the Bees

    I Am Extra Special: 21st Century Guide to the Birds and the Bees

    by Belinda Messer

    *Publish date: *March2015 The 21st Century Guide to The Birds and the Bees was carefully written to be suitable for all families to read with their children. Included: natural conception, IVF, surrogacy and donor’s, fulfilling the space in the ‘how a baby is made’ book market and going that step further into the 21st century of how babies are conceived. Through beautiful illustrations and engaging content children will be entrusted with the knowledge of how all the different types of conception occur. They will have a basic understanding of pregnancy...

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