The Red Beast: Controlling Anger in Children with Asperger's Syndrome

The Red Beast: Controlling Anger in Children with Asperger's Syndrome

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Edited by K. I. Al-Ghani

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  • Publisher: JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
  • Format: Hardback | 48 pages
  • Dimensions: 218mm x 286mm x 16mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 15 October 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1843109433
  • ISBN 13: 9781843109433
  • Illustrations note: 18 colour
  • Sales rank: 1,023

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Deep inside everyone, a red beast lies sleeping. When it is asleep, the red beast is quite small, but when it wakes up, it begins to grow and grow. This is the story of a red beast that was awakened. Rufus is in the school playground when his friend John kicks a ball that hit him in the stomach, and wakes up the sleeping red beast: 'I hate you - I'm gonna get you!'. The red beast doesn't hear the teacher asking if he's okay. It doesn't see that John is sorry - how can Rufus tame the red beast? This vibrant fully illustrated children's storybook is written for children aged 5+, and is an accessible, fun way to talk about anger, with useful tips about how to 'tame the red beast' and guidance for parents on how anger affects children with Asperger's Syndrome.

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K. I. Al-Ghani is a special educational needs teacher who has worked for more than 30 years in the field of education and lives in Hastings, England. As the mother of a child with an autism spectrum condition, she has spent over 20 years researching autism and this book includes strategies she has used over the years to help children cope with life on the spectrum. Haitham Al-Ghani is 22 years old. He has recently completed a full time education after earning a triple distinction in multimedia studies and winning the Vincent Lines Award for creative excellence at Hastings College of Arts and Technology. Haitham's struggle with semantic/Pragmatic Disorder have given him a unique insight into the world of people with autism spectrum conditions. He lives in Hastings, England.

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A Startling original book about anger management. -- Healthybooks.org.uk The illustrations are bold, vibrant in colour and child-friendly because they look like a very artistic child has drawn and then coloured them. There are 11 great strategies suggested at the back of the book, which are easy to implement and these alone make this terrific book work buying. -- Early Years Educator The author offers strategies to tackle the uncontrollable outbursts of rage by children with special needs, which can be so difficult to contend with. "Inside every one of us lies a Red Beast sleeping. Asleep, the beast is small and harmless but when it wakes up, it grows into a destructive monster. This is a description that most parents of children with speical needs will recognise. -- BILD This book has excellent tips for parents and teachers. This beautifully illustrated and child-friendly book, aimed at children aged 5-9,offers a host of strategies for anger management -- National Autism Society This beautifully illustrated and child friendly book, aimed at children aged five to nine, offers a host of strategies for anger management. This book has excellent tips for parents and teachers. -- Communication I cannot recommend this wonderful book highly enough... The book helps children to understand what is happening to them when they get angry. The author cleverly describes anger as a red beast... The wonderful illustrations and simple story help children to talk about how their red beast makes them feel and how they can learn to tame it. The author also takes time to explain the strategies used to support children with ASD... I would definitely recommend this for any parent who is struggling with an angry child. Wellbeing Mentor blog