The arrival of a premature newborn (a preemie) is troubling to parents, siblings, and other family members and close friends. Many families have had their share of worry during the first crucial weeks of a preemie’s life. Young siblings of a preemie have a most difficult time understanding this confusing, upsetting time.
Often one or both of their parents are at the hospital with the newborn and siblings must stay behind with a caregiver. What can parents do to help a sibling of a preemie feel less anxious and understand what is going on? Read and discuss Jewel Kats’ book titled Prince Preemie A Tale of a …
The team at Special Needs Book Review congratulates Joanna Swank and the over twenty contributors who wrote Seeing Beyond the Surface: A Book of Short Stories and Poems. It is a truly moving collection of personal, first hand experiences by and about people with disabilities.
These inspirational stories will bring a smile to your face and some will surprise you. Many will help readers understand the issues and barriers faced by people with disabilities living in our communities.
This lighthearted and uplifting compilation of short stories and poems shows the authors’ determination to live a full life. For many it was not the life they imagined and prepared for. …
Do you find your fast paced lifestyle is taking a toll on your mental and physical health? Do you have trouble winding down in the evening and cannot get a good night’s sleep? Try kicking stress with a pack of crayons and a brand new adult coloring book.
Coloring has become a cheap stress relief, a time for adults to unplug from the rush of the digital world and a time to put on hold their busy schedules and just sit down with an adult coloring book and a nice set of colored pencils. What could be simpler?
A great thing about coloring is that, unlike some …
This post introduces you to the beautiful children’s books,”The Paxton Series: On Special Needs and Disabilities” by Margie Harding. Each of the eight books already on the market is dedicated to a specific special need or disability. The author explains, ” The first book of the Paxton Series, Paxton’s World On Fire, does NOT have a character with a special need, but introduces some of the consistent characters we use through out the series. The other seven books each feature a character with the following specific challenges:
Autism Spectrum Disorder
“Paxton the Prairie” dog is similar to Winnie the Pooh, …
How can we help middle grade students to be more respectful and accepting of each other’s differences? How can schools be more proactive to stop bullying of students who have special needs BEFORE it starts? One way is by making youth aware and knowledgeable about why some of their peers have different behaviors because of the challenges they face.
We are pleased to tell you about a beautiful, fiction novel for middle readers about a true, tween friend with autism. Everyday Hero by Kathleen Cherry is about Alice who has autism but as she is high-functioning nobody at her new school …