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Books For Children:Disability Awareness (Deafness)
This range of books are especially for children and designed to help raise awareness and understanding in peers and siblings. Topics covered include Deafness, Sign Language, ADHD, Autism, Aspergers, Muscular and motor associated disabilities including Cerebral Palsy, and many others.
I am Deaf
I am Deaf is a fantastic picture book for children 4 to 9 years of age that introduces deafness from the childs point of view. It is an empowering and easy to understand book about Lana, a ten year old deaf girl who talks about what "having ears that don´t work" means to her.
It does not matter that Lana is deaf, she can still do most of the things other kids do. She explains what the world looks like to her, what a hearing aid is and why she wears it; about sign language and why she thinks that´s cool (and so do the other kids); about her hearing guide dog and more. The theme is "deafness is no obstacle"; and it is a great read for deaf child and their family and peers.
This book is part of a series of sensitively-written picture storybooks that take a child’s point of view. They are all attractively illustrated storybooks that encourage kids never to be afraid of a challenge. The text is simple and the illustrations on every page are appealing. Following each story are four pages of suggested activities that relate to the book’s theme. A final two-page section offers advice to parents.
Disability Awareness Set (7 Books : I am Shy, My Friend has Down Syndrome, My Brother Is Autistic, I am Deaf, It is called Dyslexia, I Cant Sit Still, Its OK to be ME!)
This series of sensitively-written picture storybooks take a child’s point of view; are all attractively illustrated and encourage kids never to be afraid of a challenge. The text is simple and the illustrations on every page are appealing. Following most storyies are four pages of suggested activities that relate to the book’s theme. A final two-page section offers advice to parents.
Now with 7 books - the latest edition is I am Shy. Titles in this set are :I am Shy, I Am Deaf, I Can´t Sit Still, My Brother is Autistic, My Friend has Down Syndrome, It´s Ok To Be Me!; It´s called Dyslexia
Are You Shy
Children who are very shy often feel worried and misunderstood - ´Are You Shy?´ helps kids understand there are many ways to overcome feelings of shyness, and that their shyness will go away little by little as they learn to express themselves. The book asks children to think about how it feels to be shy, and describes symptoms of shyness like having difficulty making friends, stuttering, and blushing when public speaking. It helps childeren understand that respect for each other is important, and to appreciate each other for who they are.
This book is part of a series of sensitively-written picture storybooks that take a child’s point of view. They are all attractively illustrated storybooks that encourage kids never to be afraid of a challenge. The text is simple and the illustrations on every page are appealing. Following this story is a two-page section offers advice to parents.
My Friend is Deaf - Storybook and Auslan DVD
Meet Jenny and James
Jenny introduces her friend James who is deaf. She explains how she communicates with him. Learn about what technological aids people can use to assist with communication. Find out what it is like at school for James and his deaf friends. Learn some interesting "Did you know" facts about being deaf and deafness.
Written and signed by James Kerwin. Illustrations by Marie Kerwin
Look At Me - Deaf Awareness book
Each page of this delightful Deaf Awareness book features a short universal message about deafness, Deaf people, culture and community. Each accompanied by a striking image by Deaf Photographer Steve Wellman. This hard cover book includes 150 pages and is the perfect addition to every waiting room and coffee table.
My Brother John
This simple, easy to understand children´s picture book subtly introduces important concepts, like when the aids are not on John can not hear. It is told through the eyes of Johns sister, Caroline and discusses their daily routine in an innocent and delightful way…the whole time with the subtext "My brothers Deaf, but that´s alright!"
My Brother John - Getting Ready for School
It´s time for John to get ready for school.But John keeps getting it wrong!
My Brother John readers will remember John and his sister are not saints! They do get into mischief!
Caroline´s brother is deaf and he wears a hearing aid and cochlear implant. If your child likes to dress-up - they´ll will enjoy this.
Find out if John gets ready for school in time. And if he remembers to put on his underpants!
This is a fantastic book with captivating illustrations.
Savvy The Great
This is delightful story about the day Savvy got his cochlear implant turned on, and how popular knowing sign language has made him with his friends.
Savvy In The Great Blue Book
This is the second book in a series about Savvy, a boy who has a cochlear implant and communicates using sign language. This time he is off on an adventure with his new friend Swag
Savvy the Great and Savvy In The Great Blue Book 2 book set
This is a two book set about Savvy, a boy who has a cochlear implant and communicates using sign language. They includes a number of useful tips in communicating with hearing impair
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