Books Beyond Words

Looking After My Heart

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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.
 
People with learning disabilities, like many other people today, are at risk of coronary heart disease because of an unsuitable diet and lack of exercise. But most of us can prevent heart disease if we make simple and practical changes in our lifestyle.
Looking After My Heart is about Jane, who smokes, drinks and likes party food. We first see her celebrating her 25th birthday with her family and friends. Several years later her father dies of a heart attack. When Jane starts to have chest pains, a friend reminds her of what happened to her father, but she refuses to go to see her GP. She has a heart attack and is taken to hospital where her heart is carefully monitored. The hospital doctor gives her medication and advice about how to look after herself.
By the end of the book, Jane is fully recovered and we see her swimming, and going out with her family and friends. This book includes written guidance about the symptoms of heart disease, what causes it and how it is treated.
 
Age: Teens and Special Needs
 
 
SKU: 290618 - 229 Categories: , Ages: 0-5 Author: Sheila Hollins, Francesco Cappuccio & Paul Adeline Publisher: Books Beyond Words Page count: 60 ISBN: 9781904671244 Language: English

Product overview

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.
 
People with learning disabilities, like many other people today, are at risk of coronary heart disease because of an unsuitable diet and lack of exercise. But most of us can prevent heart disease if we make simple and practical changes in our lifestyle.
Looking After My Heart is about Jane, who smokes, drinks and likes party food. We first see her celebrating her 25th birthday with her family and friends. Several years later her father dies of a heart attack. When Jane starts to have chest pains, a friend reminds her of what happened to her father, but she refuses to go to see her GP. She has a heart attack and is taken to hospital where her heart is carefully monitored. The hospital doctor gives her medication and advice about how to look after herself.
By the end of the book, Jane is fully recovered and we see her swimming, and going out with her family and friends. This book includes written guidance about the symptoms of heart disease, what causes it and how it is treated.
 
Age: Teens and Special Needs