Winston Wallaby Can’t Stop Bouncing: What to do about hyperactivity in children including those with ADHD, SPD and ASD
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN 10: 1785924036
ISBN 13: 978-1785924033
Winston Wallaby, like most Wallabies, loves to bounce. However, Winston can't seem to ever sit still and when he starts school he needs help to concentrate...
Luckily his teacher Mrs Calm shows Winston how to settle down and focus his mind in class, and he learns new ways to help him with touch, feel, attention and awareness.
This fun, illustrated storybook will help children aged 5-10 with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) recognise their sensory needs and develop tools to support them. A helpful introduction for parents and carers explains hyperactivity and how it can affect a child's perception of the world, and the appendices at the back provide useful strategies to be adopted at school and at home.
Winston Wallaby Can't Stop Bouncing is an appealing and truly useful book for kids with hyperactivity. Children quickly identify with the hyperactive main character and are drawn in by the story and illustrations. Adults will find the advice portion of the book to be a treasure of well-organized tips and suggestions. -- Joel Shaul, LCSW is the author of The ASD Feel Better Book and other books for children on the autism spectrum
The authors offer us a gem of a book in the spirit of Dr Seuss. I saw my youngest son jump from the pages as the story of Winston taught the valuable lesson of how to support bouncy children (Wallabies) in the simplest of ways to help them be successful. It really touched my heart. -- Brian R. King, MSW, 'The Compassionate Dad'
This book is perfect for all children to understand ADHD, SPD and ASD. It cleverly explains how Winston wants to control his actions and the frustration at not being able to. It then explains how including "movement breaks" helps him to be able to learn. It is delightfully written and includes fabulous illustrations - children are going to love Winston. -- Sue Larkey, Teacher, Author "Making it a Success"
Winston Wallaby ! What a great book to help young people, parents/carers and educators about living with ADHD!. A fun story and very clear advice and support materials. I love it. -- Ros Huntley B.Ed., M.Ed, ( autism children) Specialist Teacher for Autism and Social Communication, Essex
Therapeutic children's story about Winston the Wallaby, who never seems able to sit still
About the Author
K. I. Al-Ghani is a special educational needs teacher who has worked for more than 35 years in the field of education. She is currently a specialist teacher for inclusion support and is involved with training professionals, students and parents in aspects of ASD. As an author and a mother of a son with ASD - the illustrator Haitham Al-Ghani - she has spent the last 25 years researching the enigma that is autism.
Joy Beaney is an experienced teacher and autism specialist based in the UK. In the course of her career she has run a facility for children with autism attached to a mainstream primary school, been Assistant Head at a special school, manager of an Inclusion Support Service that provided training and outreach support for staff in mainstream schools. She is also a lecturer for a postgraduate certificate course in Autism.