You can support siblings of children with additional needs by letting them know that it’s okay to sometimes feel angry and worried, and to sometimes feel happy and proud. All these feelings are valid. This pack helps children to understand and cope better with their siblings’ disability, illness or special need.
The Siblings with Special Needs Pack includes:
Autism in My Family: A Journal for Siblings of Children with ASD - The relationship between siblings can be tough, and the sibling dynamic can be further challenged when one child has autism. This interactive workbook is designed for siblings of children with autism. Introducing the experience of autism in simple language, children are encouraged to complete activities that identify differences and strengthen relationships. This book is focussed on understanding and supporting a sibling while developing individual emotions and identity. The pages are designed to be drawn on and personalized by the child. Ideal for young children aged 8-12 who have a sibling with autism, the activities can be completed with a parent's guidance or on their own. Full of resources, strategies, and exercises, this workbook can support professionals working with children and facilitate healthy sibling relationships.
Upside Down and Backwards A Sibling's Journey Through Childhood Cancer - Ever since his first ride, Bryce has been obsessed with roller coasters. The hiss of the ride starting, the anticipation, the slow climb up that first steep hill, the pause just before the car careens over the steep drop. But when Bryce's sister Paige is diagnosed with cancer, his life becomes one of the craziest roller coasters he would ever ride. His parents are suddenly distracted and stressed. It seems like Paige always gets her way. He has trouble keeping up with school. He misses out on time with his friends. And he worries about Paige. Will his family ever get back to normal? With the help of his family, friends, and support group, Bryce starts to feel steadier and not so out of control. Together with his family, he gets through the ups, downs, twists, and flips of cancer. Includes a Note to Readers.
My Sister Beth's Pink Birthday A Story About Sibling Relationships - Beth looks up to her big sister Jen and loves many of the same things that Jen does - including the color pink! But Jen is envious of the attention that Beth receives during her birthday party, so she decides to hide her sister's gifts. Eventually Jen realizes that Beth is no longer a baby, but a little girl who adores her big sister - and that sisterhood is the best gift of all. Includes a Note to Parents and Caregivers that provides more information about sibling dynamics and relationships, and strategies for dealing with tensions.
Special Brothers and Sisters: Stories and Tips for Siblings of Children with Special Needs, Disability or Serious Illness - Siblings' Stories is a collection of real-life accounts from the brothers and sisters of children with special needs, disability or serious illness, ranging in age from 3 to 18 years. They explain, in their own words, what it's like to live with their siblings. There is a lot of advice available for parents of a child with a disability or illness, but very little about the important issue of educating their siblings about how they feel, and why they may behave differently from other children. These stories, from 40 different families, come with related tips to help siblings deal with some of the things that happen in their family lives. The book also provides a helpful glossary to explain, in child-friendly language, the disabilities and medical conditions mentioned, including:· ADHD· autism· cerebral palsy· cystic fibrosis· Down syndrome Siblings' Stories is an engaging and educational collection that will enable young people and adults to share in the extraordinary experience of being a sibling of a child with special needs, a disability or serious illness.
Colorcards Emotions - designed to promote awareness of and trigger discussion about feelings and emotions. Comprising 48 fully-updated colour flashcards depicting displays of emotions through facial expression and body language, Emotions aims to help develop self-expression, self-esteem, and an understanding of the importance of body language in messages. This 2nd edition of our bestselling resource is divided into three categories – individual people, difficult situations, and enjoyable situations – to enable pupils to focus on the subject of emotions more easily. It also includes an updated and expanded resource word-list to broaden vocabulary and emotional understanding.