Local parent carers of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) have shared book recommendations with us, books that they have personally found useful for their children and young people, family members or themselves.
If there are books that you have found helpful, email us at email@example.com and we will add them to this page.
The Can I Tell You Aboutseries of books offer simple introductions to a range of conditions and subjects. Friendly characters invite readers to learn about their experiences of living with a particular condition and how they would like to be helped and supported. The books provide an introduction for young people, aged 7 upwards, as well as parents, friends, teachers and professionals.
Titles in the series available at Southend libraries:
- Can I tell you about ADHD
- Can I tell you about Asperger Syndrome
- Can I tell you about Cerebral palsy
- Can I tell you about Eating disorders
The Superhero Brain: Explaining autism to empower kids (version 1) by Christel Land.
The Superhero Brain: Explaining autism to empower kids (version 2) by Christel Land. This book is available through Southend Libraries.
The Superhero Heart: Explaining autism to family and friends (version 1) by Christel Land.
The Superhero Heart: Explaining autism to family and friends (version 2) by Christel Land.
The Autism-Friendly Guide to Periods by Robyn Steward.
The Out-of-Synch Child: Recognising and Coping with Sensory Processing Differences by Carol Stock Kranowitz. This book is available through Southend Libraries.
I'm not upside down, I'm downside up by Harry Thompson and Danielle Jata-Hall.
Scarlett the Turtle by Stevie Ingram-Palmer. This is a picture book to celebrate diversity and inclusion in which we meet Scarlett who has a speech delay. This book is available through Southend Libraries.
Dyslexia Explained e-book by Mike Jones.
This is Dyslexia by Kate Griggs.
Barrington Stoke provide a range of books that contain a host of specialist features designed to help dyslexic and reluctant readers. Find out more and search for Barrington Stoke books here.
The Can-Do Kid's Journal by Sue Atkins
You are a Champion by Marcus Rashford. Available as an e-book and as a paper based book through Southend Libraries.
You Can Do It by Marcus Rashford. Available as an E-book through Southend Libraries.