Emily’s sister is different from other children she knows. She seems to struggle with things most of us just do naturally.
In this illustrated story, based upon real family experiences, Emily discovers how to understand and help her sister live a happier life. This story, written by the parent of a child with Dyspraxia (known as Developmental Coordination Disorder in the US) and Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), paves the way for parents, teachers and medical professionals to discuss these specific learning difficulties with children (aged around 7-9). Unlike most other books on the subject, this book has been written from a child’s perspective: enabling young people to ask questions of the story in a non-threatening way and encouraging them to discover how it relates to them. This book can be shared with children having special needs, their family, or their classmates.
As with all of its books, the publisher – Your Stories Matter – aims to help people know they are not alone with what makes them different. If a young person or adult can relate to a story, it gives them hope and encourages them to share their concerns. The publisher aims to provide free teaching resources for all of its books that can be used in schools, to help improve understanding and celebrate differences. If you are looking for a book written for kids ages 7-9 that is written from a perspective of a child with dyapraxia and her friends with Asperger’s (a form of autism) and dyslexia, check out Vera McLuckie and the Daydream Club through Your Stories Matter.
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Catherine Loria’s Story “As far as advice to others, especially to parents raising a child with dyspraxia, she says, “Don’t give up. Keep fighting for your child and get help. If a doctor or teacher isn’t helpful or listening to you, try and find another doctor/teacher who will listen.”
About the Author: Michele Gianetti is a registered nurse, who previously worked as a school nurse before becoming a stay-at-home mom and eventually an advocate for her second child, who has special needs. She and her husband, an Internal Medicine physician, make their home in Ohio. They are also parents to their older daughter Emily and son Michael. Seeing the love between her children, through it all, was the motivation for Michele writing this children’s book. The hope is that by helping siblings understand their special brother or sister, it will help draw them closer as friends. Michele also wrote a book about her daughter, Elizabeth’s life and journey with dyspraxia and SPD entitled “ I Believe In You: a Mother and Daughter’s Special Journey” The book is available on a her website, amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com Michele maintains a blog on her website, which is devoted to her daughter Elizabeth, at www.michelegianetti.com as well as a Facebook page titled the same as her book “I Believe In You”.
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