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A book for high school girls with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
The Quirky Girls Club is a book about three girls with Autism Spectrum Disorder who struggle in their transition to high school and about the support they give each other. Though they do struggle with the changing world of being a teenager, they use their strengths and friendship to flourish.
Autism Spectrum Disorder in girls is different and often more subtle than in boys. As such it is often missed in primary school and not recognised or diagnosed until the transition to high school. At this stage, the social world of girls gets more complicated, and ASD girls struggle with group dynamics, changing social rules, dating, and schoolwork.
They struggle with the demands of complex social rules, the more challenging academic work, and increasing demands on them to organise themselves in the transition to becoming young adults.
In my experience as a child and adolescent psychiatrist, I am always heartened by the good outcome of teenagers with ASD. They find their niche, find their tribe, and use their superpowers to be successful as young adults.
A book for young children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Modern life and education make many demands that young people sit still and pay attention for long periods, restrain any restlessness, and avoid being distracted. A young person who is not good at such self-restraint runs into many difficulties and has what is called, 'Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder', or ADHD. It is also often called, 'Attention Deficit Disorder' or ADD. This book explains what ADHD is and common strategies used to help those who have it.
A book for children who have difficulty attending school.
Some children find it extremely hard to go to school because it makes them very anxious and worried. If a child refuses to go to school they suffer emotionally, socially, and educationally. It causes the family great distress. Refusal to go to school is an urgent problem and should be dealt with quickly. The longer a child is away from school the harder it is to get them back. The School Wobblies helps children, families, and professionals understand the anxiety children suffer from going to school and ways to manage it.
A book for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Autism and Me explores some of the difficulties that a young person with ASD may encounter and helps to make them aware of their differences, embrace them, and learn the skills to cope with life's challenges. In this book, many different views are described, but each person and their experience is different so they may not identify with all the descriptions in the book or may think some things have been left out.
A book for children with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
Between one to two percent of children have OCD. It is often hidden and kept secret. Lack of knowledge and delays in treatment will cause worsening of symptoms. OCD causes great distress for the child and their family. This book explains OCD so a child and their family can understand and challenge it early rather than keep it hidden and suffer in silence.
A book for children who worry too much and for those who want to help them.
This book is to help children who experience unnecessary, exaggerated, and often terrifying worries. The worries are portrayed as Worry Warts who float around making mischief by pushing useless, painful, and ridiculous worries into the minds of children. This causes distress and a decrease in functioning with avoidance of activities that make them anxious. This book teaches children to challenge the Worry Warts and get back to normal activities, unconstrained by anxiety..