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The Panicosaurus : Managing Anxiety in Children Including Those with Asperger Syndrome - Kay Al-Ghani

The Panicosaurus

Managing Anxiety in Children Including Those with Asperger Syndrome

By: Kay Al-Ghani, Haitham Al-Ghani (Illustrator)

Hardcover Published: 15th October 2012
ISBN: 9781849053563
Number Of Pages: 56
For Ages: 9 - 11 years old

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Have you ever felt a sense of dread and worry creeping over you?

That might be the Panicosaurus coming out to play

Sometimes the Panicosaurus tricks Mabel's brain into panicking about certain challenges, such as walking past a big dog on the street or when her favourite teacher is not at school. With the help of Smartosaurus, who lets her know there is really nothing to be afraid of, Mabel discovers different ways to manage Panicosaurus, and defeat the challenges he creates for her.

This fun, easy-to-read and fully illustrated storybook will inspire children who experience anxiety, and encourage them to banish their own Panicosauruses with help from Mabel's strategies. Parents and carers will like the helpful introduction, explaining anxiety in children, and the list of techniques for lessening anxiety at the end of the book.

Industry Reviews

This is a fantastic book... The strategies discussed are therapeutically sound. -- Youth in Mind
The Panicosaurus cleverly explaing how the brain works to produce anxiety and ways in children can take control of their emotions. -- Autism eye
...wonderfully thought-out creatures... The pictures are glorious - full of colour and fun and adding greatly to the imaginative text. -- Healthy Books
An essential book for all children. It offers children an insightful look into emotions and what to do when you feel your 'panicosaurus'. For educators and families it arms you with strategies for success. A much loved book for all. -- Sue Larkey, Autism Spectrum specialist, teacher and author of Making it a Success and Practical Sensory Programmes, New South Wales, Australia
The Panicosaurus is a delightful book which cleverly explains to children how the brain works to produce anxiety and ways they can manage and take control of their own level of anxiety. The illustrations are great and the storyline and simple analogies used to explain the parts of the brain vying for control of the body are wonderfully suited to the level of young children with Asperger's syndrome. I read this with my six-year-old once and she is already far less afraid of the dark based on her newfound understanding of how the Panicosaurus in her brain works to make her anxious and how she can fight back. -- Hunter Manasco, Assistant Professor, Department of Speech-Language Pathology, Misericordia University, Pennsylvania and author of An Exceptional Children's Guide to Touch: Teaching Social and Physical Boundaries to Kids
This book is masterful in its simplicity. It approached the experience of anxiety and its eventual undoing in such a heartfelt, practical and concrete manner that parents and their children will read it and find a cast of characters they will consider their new best friends. Truly wonderful. -- Brian R. King, clinical social worker, consultant on the autism spectrum and author of Strategies for Building Successful Relationships with People on the Autism Spectrum: Let's Relate
This delightful book which has the capacity to help many children with their anxiety, including those with Asperger Syndrome... This colourful, fun storybook helps to explain what is happening to a child when they feel anxious... I would highly recommend this book to any parent or professional with a child suffering with anxiety. I have used it with many of my clients and have been impressed with its impact. -- Wellbeing Mentor

This is an excellent tool for parents and teachers to help explain what happens to our bodies when we feel anxious, with strategies to help the child alleviate anxiety.
It's an easy read...There are also lovely colourful illustrations to accompany the story.
I really enjoyed reading this and would definitely use it with any child who is struggling with these issues.

-- Alison Walters, AuKids readers' panel * AuKids magazine, Summer 2014, Issue 24 *

I have bought this product at least twice!

5

I might be a bookworm but I have watched lots of people pick this book up and have a read. it is in simple engaging language, sure it looks like a kids book, but it is an all ages exploration of the bit of you that panics.

Woollamia Australia

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Definitely recommend

5

Great tool for educationing children on anxiety/panicking.

Australia

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Very helpful

5

Very helpful and easy to identify with. A little long for younger readers but well and simply written. Definitely recommended.

Brisbane

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Very helpful

5

This was an easy and relatable way for my 6 year old with aspergers to be able to identify and express his anxiety.

Melb

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Great title

2

Would suggest covering most of the text in order to relate it to specific needs of the student. The content is super.

Queenland

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ISBN: 9781849053563
ISBN-10: 1849053561
Series: K.I. Al-Ghani Children's Colour Story Books
Audience: General
For Ages: 9 - 11 years old
For Grades: 4 - 6
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 56
Published: 15th October 2012
Publisher: JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 29.85  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.51

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