Finding Kite: A Social Skills Adventure Story  book cover
1st Edition

Finding Kite: A Social Skills Adventure Story

  • Available for pre-order. Item will ship after March 28, 2021
ISBN 9780367510350
March 28, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
52 Pages 24 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This choose your own adventure story is a unique, illustrated resource and a compelling mystery, focused on developing the social skills of autistic children. Trapped in Tudor England in 1535, in a world very different from their own, the reader must take on the role of the main character and work out why horses are mysteriously dying. Confronted by challenging social situations and decisions that will either help or hinder the narrative, they need to solve the mystery in order to get home.

The story provides a springboard for children to test out different actions and to experience a range of possible consequences and pathways. Decisions the reader must make tackle challenges such as working together and overcoming conflict, processing information and sensory processing skills, and managing emotions and anxiety.

This book:

  • Is an engaging interactive story to enable discussion and create moments for deeper thinking and self-reflection
  • Can be used either in small groups or 1:1 intervention
  • Links directly to worksheets from the accompanying teacher resource, providing a personalised development tool that can be flexible according to the child’s needs

Although created with girls in mind, positioning the reader as the main character allows all children to become fully immersed in the narrative. This is an invaluable resource to develop social skills and build confidence amongst children aged 8-12.

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Rachel Holmes works as SENCo within a specialist school for secondary students with autism and associated mental health difficulties. She has previously set up a specialist unit for secondary students with autism within a mainstream setting and has led on primary curriculum development within an all age SEN school. Rachel has significant experience of providing INSET training in both specialist and mainstream settings on a range of topics such as social communication, access to learning and sensory difficulties.