Finally a children’s story that directly talks about Dyspraxia!
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Emily’s Sister: A Family’s Journey With Dyspraxia and Sensory Processing Disorder
By Michele Gianetti
Emily’s sister is different from other children she knows. She seems to struggle with things most of us just do naturally.
In this delightfully 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 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.
To purchase, click the image/link below!
- A Story of Two Sisters with Sensory Processing Disorder
- I Believe In You by Michele Gianetti
- For Families Navigating the Journey of Sensory Processing
- Not Just Spirited: A Mom’s Sensational Journey
For more reading about Dyspraxia:
All About Dyspraxia: Understanding Developmental Coordination DisorderDyspraxia: Developmental Co-Ordination DisorderHands on Dyspraxia: Developmental Coordination Disorder: Supporting Young People with Motor and Sensory ChallengesCaged in Chaos: A Dyspraxic Guide to Breaking Free Updated Edition
About Author Michele Gianetti
Michelle 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.