Q:

Can you recommend any books for me to read to learn about SEND?

Rachel Amos

Rachel Amos
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12 Nov 2021
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  • 22 Nov 2021
  • Yes

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    Both Can you See Me and Do you Know Me? By Libby Scott - great insights into the diary of an autistic girl. The Explosive Child as well which I think has already been recommended! 

    L C

    L C
    Parent of a beautiful autistic and ADHD girl

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  • 18 Nov 2021
  • Yes

    Simple

    Hi there,

    That is a big question but we can certainly recommend a couple of our staff favourites.

    Fifteen Things They Forgot to Tell You About Autism: The Stuff That Transformed My Life as an Autism Parent by Debby Elley

    This is a no jargon,  it is  honest, positive, hopeful and humorous and does a great job of providing really informative advice, tips and signposting in a easily readable and likeable way. The reviews speak for themselves.

    The Reason I Jump: one boy's voice from the silence of autism, by Naoki Higashida  Is less a guidance for families first starting their understanding into autism but a book everyone should read as a really rare insight into the world of autism from the inside.  Naoki writes in a series of questions and answers addressing some or the many preconceptions and misconceptions of living with autism. 

    The KEEN London team

     

     

    Kirstie Hayward

    Kirstie Hayward
    KEEN London

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  • 16 Nov 2021
  • Yes

    Simple

    I read a mix of fiction and non-fiction on this subject. 

    Recently I finished the truly wonderful: "Can you see me?" by Libby Scott and Rebecca Westcott. It is a semi-autobiographical novel by Libby Scott who has autism and writes movingly, amusingly and honestly about her experience of starting secondary school and struggling to fit in. (My 11 year old daughter also loved it.)

    And on Audible, I am listening to "Women with Attention Deficit Disorder: Embrace Your Differences and Transform Your Life" by Sari Solden, a deep dive into the challenges woman, with undiagnosed ADHD, face and the impact that has on their lives.

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  • 15 Nov 2021
  • Yes

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    For parents & carers, check out the Special Needs Jungle recommendation below from Catie Sheret.

    For teachers, Kids in the Syndrome Mix by Martin Kutscher. A great handbook for a range of conditions.

    For Governors, The Governance Handbook for SEND and Inclusion by Adam Boddison / NASEN. Great for governors new or old.

    I'll be reading the Explosive Child by Ross Greene next!

    Aaron King

    Aaron King
    9000 Lives SEND Consultancy

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  • 14 Nov 2021
  • Yes

    Simple

    Special Needs Jungle has an Amazon storefront with recommended books linked from its site here (Amazon link). 

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  • 13 Nov 2021
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    The Explosive Child by Ross Greene is a great start for those learning about children who tend to react impulsively, or 'explosively' to situations with little warning!

    Matt Chatterley

    Matt Chatterley
    Codentia Ltd

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