Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Dave Is Brave

The whole world seems to be suffering from bullying these days and parents are often at a loss to know what to do about it. This affects children who are on the autism spectrum as well and it is difficult to know which route to take to show kids that this is not acceptable behaviour. Kids with autism can often show intelligence far beyond their years and it is this that makes them stand out from the crowd and makes them the target for bullies. The problem is that they don’t understand why it’s happening or know what to do about it.

We’ve introduced the Dave is Brave pack, which is designed to help children in this situation.

Dave is Brave consists of several CDs and learning tools to show children of all capabilities how to cope with bullying and how to work out arguments by striving to become ‘buddies’. The book is easy to read and has realistic pictures to demonstrate language, assertiveness and reconciliation skills in a fun and engaging way.

The pack was created by Amanda Gray, a special education and early childhood teacher and it forms part of the Learn to Be Buddies series.

This is an invaluable pack and I highly recommend it.

If you’d like to find out more about the book and have a look at the content, you can see it on YouTube.

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