He's Not Naughty!: A Children's Guide to Autism
Fed up of everyone not understanding her friend Jake, Taryn candidly explains her understanding of autism, and why Jake's behaviour isn't naughty! This book is quick and fun way for children aged 6-10 to learn about autism and the vibrant illustrations provide a unique visual rep... read full description below.
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|Library of Congress
||Autism in children - Juvenile literature
||Clinical Medicine: Professional
||College/higher education;Professional and scholarly;Children/juvenile;General/trade
Description of this Book
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 reason behind everything Jake does. This distinctively illustrated book is a quick and quirky way to explain to friends and family why children with autism behave the way they do. Unique visuals provide a great sense of what it's truly like to have autism, making this the perfect book for children aged 6-10 to learn about autism.
Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings
||This book has broken down a very complex medical condition into bite size chunks that anyone can understand, coupled with beautifully empathetic illustrations. Thank you! -- Petra Higgins, Autism Parent Your story and your book brought me to tears. The book brought a complete mix of emotions to the fore, but mostly I feel relief that I have found the perfect book to use to help my son Adam, his brother and our families, understand how it feels to be Adam. Thank you! -- Helen Groves, Autism Parent & Volunteer at The National Autistic Society Especially helpful to support the understanding and empathy of siblings, family and friends. -- Dr Nicola Kennelly, Child Psychologist A must-read if you want to effectively engage with and teach children on the autism spectrum. It gives a real insight into the world of autism, from a child's perspective. -- Angela Jordan, Teacher and Autism Parent When people think your autistic child is having a tantrum, just show them this book! An easy way to educate those around your child. -- Alison White, Autism Parent, Canada A must-read for any health care professional who wants to learn more about autism. -- Dr Dave Wheatcroft, Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Director of Autism and Learning Difficulties A real strength is that it is written by an autism parent and illustrated by a young man on the spectrum. -- Dr Wendy Rankin, Consultant Paediatrician A beautifully written book that's changing perceptions of autism all over the world. -- Alistair Burt, Minister of State for Foreign Office and MP for NE Bedfordshire
||Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)
Deborah Brownson is an autism campaigner who was honoured with an MBE at New Year. She has also been an adviser for the BBC series The A Word. She currently lives in the Lake District.