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Dan and Ben: A Story About Autism and Friendship

Publisher: WS Education
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  • Description
  • About the Author
  • Dan has just started at his new school. But already he has problems. No one wants to be his friend! Lonely and sad, Dan starts to think that nothing will change. Counsellor Jenny wants to introduce him to someone new. Who is Ben?

    The I Am Healthy series comprises children's picture books that tackle pressing mental health issues facing children today, as identified by healthcare professionals from the Child Guidance Clinic, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore. Each book draws from the experiences of doctors who have counselled countless children regarding everything from digital addiction to eating disorders. Using a story-based approach, each book contains a relatable story that will help children understand themselves better, and be able to take practical steps to grow, develop and change. These books can be read together with children by parents, educators in schools, as well as counsellors and doctors in counselling sessions to help children cope with their emotions and struggles.

  • Dr Sun Wan Xin is a medical officer based in the Child Guidance Clinic, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore. In both her personal and professional life, she has witnessed firsthand the stigma surrounding individuals living with mental illnesses and she hopes to help children and young individuals understand these issues better.

ISBN: 9789811275272
Cover Type: Softcover
Page Count: 32
Year Published: 2023