Books Beyond Words

I Can Get Through It

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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.
 
This book tells the story of a woman with intellectual disabilities. She is attacked by a man. We learn what happens to her and how she gets help. Sadly, a lot of people are sexually abused, perhaps as many as 1,500 every year just in the UK. It can happen anywhere – in someone’s home, in a hostel or residential home, at a day centre or a social club, on transport or wherever people with intellectual disabilities are. Typically the abuse is by someone known to the victim, and it is not an isolated incident.
The book shows that it is possible to find help and ‘get through it’. One very worrying fact is that often the person accused of hurting the man or woman with intellectual disabilities is not made to appear in court. This may be because the police and the lawyers do not think they can find enough evidence or they do not think that the person with intellectual disabilities would be able to appear in court and be a good witness. There are lots of improvements that need to be made to help people with intellectual disabilities look after themselves and know what to do. Psychotherapy is one of the things which has been shown to help people who have been abused.

 
Age: Teens and Special Needs
 
 
SKU: 240618 - 229 Categories: , Ages: 0-5 Author: Sheila Hollins, Christiana Horrocks & Valerie Sinason Illustrator: Publisher: Books Beyond Words Page count: 46 Edition: ISBN: 9781901242201 Publish date: Language: English

Product overview

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.
 
This book tells the story of a woman with intellectual disabilities. She is attacked by a man. We learn what happens to her and how she gets help. Sadly, a lot of people are sexually abused, perhaps as many as 1,500 every year just in the UK. It can happen anywhere – in someone’s home, in a hostel or residential home, at a day centre or a social club, on transport or wherever people with intellectual disabilities are. Typically the abuse is by someone known to the victim, and it is not an isolated incident.
The book shows that it is possible to find help and ‘get through it’. One very worrying fact is that often the person accused of hurting the man or woman with intellectual disabilities is not made to appear in court. This may be because the police and the lawyers do not think they can find enough evidence or they do not think that the person with intellectual disabilities would be able to appear in court and be a good witness. There are lots of improvements that need to be made to help people with intellectual disabilities look after themselves and know what to do. Psychotherapy is one of the things which has been shown to help people who have been abused.

 
Age: Teens and Special Needs