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Books Beyond Words - Wordless Therapy Storybooks
 
Thinking in pictures
 
People who can’t read or who don’t like written words are often very good at reading pictures. That’s why there are no words in these picture stories. These books all tell a story, but they also let the reader tell their own story – the one they see in the pictures. This can tell you a lot about a person’s inner world and their understanding of situations. There is plenty to talk about and each story explores feelings and relationships as well as giving information.
 
Age: Teens and Special Needs
 
Choosing My First Job
Work is something that everyone should be encouraged to aim for when they leave school or college. For Zac, Chelsea and Amy it is just a matter of finding the job and route that fits them best. Zac's not sure that work is for him, and his teacher has to think creatively to help him try out a job that matches his interests perfectly. For Chelsea, a period of work experience and trying out different tasks helps to identify the right job. Amy does a college course and travel training alongside her work placement to get all the experience and qualifications she needs for the career she wants. Choosing My First Job will help young people understand that work is for everyone, that finding the right job feels brilliant and there are lots of different ways of getting there.
This book is part of a mini series about moving towards work.
"I am very happy, and I really liked being part of this book. I learnt more skills and I want to do more things like this. It was my first time being at the parliament, so it was very exciting for me."
- Diviyha Ramalingham, co-author and expert by experience
 
Glory Wants a Job
Glory is in her 30s and hasn't had a job before. When she bumps into an old friend working in a clothes shop, she is inspired to set off on a path to a career of her own. Glory Wants a Job follows Glory's journey from the earliest planning sessions, through vocational profiling and a working interview, to settled employment and the social, financial and wellbeing benefits it brings. This book, and the different situations it explores, can help someone think about starting a career, their own strengths and interests that could be part of a job, and what finding and being in work might be like for them.
This book is part of a mini series about moving towards work.
“It can make a difference to people, people that find it hard to read. People will be able to get hope that they can get a job. They can believe in themselves and get work. The story will show what people can do and that we all have more abilities than we realise and we just have to find out what they are.”
- Stephen Langley, co-author and expert by experience
 
A Family at Work
The Kumars are a hard-working family. Mum has a part-time job at the theatre, Dad looks after the dog and everyone cares passionately about the environment. Everyone pitches in at home. When Dad does a neighbour a good turn by walking her dog for her, it sparks an idea about how to turn a hobby into a small business. Soon the whole family is helping out, advertising and organising the new business and involving the local community in social action to improve the environment. A Family at Work shows how volunteering is not an alternative to employment, but something that can either lead to paid work or bring its own satisfactions. The story and the different roles the family members take can also help young people understand the rewards of responsibility and aspiration to work at an early age.
This book is part of a mini series about moving towards work.
"Working makes me feel good, it gives me independence and helps pay the bills. These new books will be good to help other people achieve what I have."
- Gary Butler, co-author and expert by experience
 
A Good Day's Work
Work is a big part of life for both John and Daisy. They get some very important benefits from work, like friendship and money to spend on the things they want. There are responsibilities too, like being on time, following policies like health and safety, and working well as a team. A Good Day's Work shows John and Daisy taking pride in their jobs and understanding their responsibilities well, so that they can sort out problems when they crop up. The stories can be read together or on their own to help someone think about what the day-to-day reality of having a job is like, or to talk about their own situations and responsibilities and how they can make sure they are getting the most from their job.
This book is part of a mini series about moving towards work.
“I’m very happy with [A Good Day's Work]. It will help people to find that confidence and that belief to say, ‘I want to be like that guy!’.”
- Wayne McGregor, co-author and expert by experience
“The books will be such a help to so many people with learning disabilities and autism to understand the world of work, and what will enable them succeed with their career aspirations. I hope they will support an increase in the numbers of people with learning disabilities in meaningful and fulfilling jobs as we know that so many people are keen to work.”
- Kathy Melling, supported employment expert and series consultant
 
The Drama Group
Dean goes to the theatre with his family. He enjoys it so much his friend James encourages him to go to a drama group. He’s very nervous and finds it hard to join in at first. But once he gets to know people he has a really good time, doing both backstage roles and acting. Drama groups are a good way to meet new friends and to take part in a theatre production. You can be an actor, or take on a backstage role – like painting the scenery, lighting, make-up, or stage management. Every role in a theatre production is important – if somebody doesn’t turn up, the show can’t go on. This book will encourage those who’d like to give acting, or backstage roles, a try, by giving examples of activities, as well
as illustrating the process of putting on a play.
“The love of performance is one of the reasons I was keen to lend a hand in the making of this book. The other was my admiration for this series of books as a whole. I hadn’t come across them until my friends Sheila and Nigel Hollins introduced me to them and I thought they were genius.” - Hugh Grant
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Books Beyond Words - Wordless Therapy Storybooks
 
Thinking in pictures
 
People who can’t read or who don’t like written words are often very good at reading pictures. That’s why there are no words in these picture stories. These books all tell a story, but they also let the reader tell their own story – the one they see in the pictures. This can tell you a lot about a person’s inner world and their understanding of situations. There is plenty to talk about and each story explores feelings and relationships as well as giving information.
 
Age: Teens and Special Needs
 
Choosing My First Job
Work is something that everyone should be encouraged to aim for when they leave school or college. For Zac, Chelsea and Amy it is just a matter of finding the job and route that fits them best. Zac's not sure that work is for him, and his teacher has to think creatively to help him try out a job that matches his interests perfectly. For Chelsea, a period of work experience and trying out different tasks helps to identify the right job. Amy does a college course and travel training alongside her work placement to get all the experience and qualifications she needs for the career she wants. Choosing My First Job will help young people understand that work is for everyone, that finding the right job feels brilliant and there are lots of different ways of getting there.
This book is part of a mini series about moving towards work.
"I am very happy, and I really liked being part of this book. I learnt more skills and I want to do more things like this. It was my first time being at the parliament, so it was very exciting for me."
- Diviyha Ramalingham, co-author and expert by experience
 
Glory Wants a Job
Glory is in her 30s and hasn't had a job before. When she bumps into an old friend working in a clothes shop, she is inspired to set off on a path to a career of her own. Glory Wants a Job follows Glory's journey from the earliest planning sessions, through vocational profiling and a working interview, to settled employment and the social, financial and wellbeing benefits it brings. This book, and the different situations it explores, can help someone think about starting a career, their own strengths and interests that could be part of a job, and what finding and being in work might be like for them.
This book is part of a mini series about moving towards work.
“It can make a difference to people, people that find it hard to read. People will be able to get hope that they can get a job. They can believe in themselves and get work. The story will show what people can do and that we all have more abilities than we realise and we just have to find out what they are.”
- Stephen Langley, co-author and expert by experience
 
A Family at Work
The Kumars are a hard-working family. Mum has a part-time job at the theatre, Dad looks after the dog and everyone cares passionately about the environment. Everyone pitches in at home. When Dad does a neighbour a good turn by walking her dog for her, it sparks an idea about how to turn a hobby into a small business. Soon the whole family is helping out, advertising and organising the new business and involving the local community in social action to improve the environment. A Family at Work shows how volunteering is not an alternative to employment, but something that can either lead to paid work or bring its own satisfactions. The story and the different roles the family members take can also help young people understand the rewards of responsibility and aspiration to work at an early age.
This book is part of a mini series about moving towards work.
"Working makes me feel good, it gives me independence and helps pay the bills. These new books will be good to help other people achieve what I have."
- Gary Butler, co-author and expert by experience
 
A Good Day's Work
Work is a big part of life for both John and Daisy. They get some very important benefits from work, like friendship and money to spend on the things they want. There are responsibilities too, like being on time, following policies like health and safety, and working well as a team. A Good Day's Work shows John and Daisy taking pride in their jobs and understanding their responsibilities well, so that they can sort out problems when they crop up. The stories can be read together or on their own to help someone think about what the day-to-day reality of having a job is like, or to talk about their own situations and responsibilities and how they can make sure they are getting the most from their job.
This book is part of a mini series about moving towards work.
“I’m very happy with [A Good Day's Work]. It will help people to find that confidence and that belief to say, ‘I want to be like that guy!’.”
- Wayne McGregor, co-author and expert by experience
“The books will be such a help to so many people with learning disabilities and autism to understand the world of work, and what will enable them succeed with their career aspirations. I hope they will support an increase in the numbers of people with learning disabilities in meaningful and fulfilling jobs as we know that so many people are keen to work.”
- Kathy Melling, supported employment expert and series consultant
 
The Drama Group
Dean goes to the theatre with his family. He enjoys it so much his friend James encourages him to go to a drama group. He’s very nervous and finds it hard to join in at first. But once he gets to know people he has a really good time, doing both backstage roles and acting. Drama groups are a good way to meet new friends and to take part in a theatre production. You can be an actor, or take on a backstage role – like painting the scenery, lighting, make-up, or stage management. Every role in a theatre production is important – if somebody doesn’t turn up, the show can’t go on. This book will encourage those who’d like to give acting, or backstage roles, a try, by giving examples of activities, as well
as illustrating the process of putting on a play.
“The love of performance is one of the reasons I was keen to lend a hand in the making of this book. The other was my admiration for this series of books as a whole. I hadn’t come across them until my friends Sheila and Nigel Hollins introduced me to them and I thought they were genius.” - Hugh Grant

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