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Kay Al-Ghani

K. I. Al-Ghani is a special educational needs teacher who has worked for more than 35 years in the field of education. She is currently a specialist teacher for inclusion support and is involved with training professionals, students and parents in aspects of ASD. As an author and a mother of a son with ASD - the illustrator Haitham Al-Ghani - she has spent the last 25 years researching the enigma that is autism.

JKP publications by Kay Al-Ghani

  1. Winston Wallaby Can’t Stop Bouncing

    Winston Wallaby Can’t Stop Bouncing

    What to do about hyperactivity in children including those with ADHD, SPD and ASD

    K.I. Al-Ghani and Joy Beaney, illustrated by Haitham Al-Ghani

    This illustrated storybook explains hyperactivity through the story of Winston Wallaby and his uncontrollable bouncing at school. It allows children with ADHD, SPD & ASD to recognise and support their additional sensory needs. A helpful introduction for parents/carers and appendices with strategies to be used at home and in school are included. Learn More
    2017, 72pp
  2. The Green-Eyed Goblin

    The Green-Eyed Goblin

    What to do about jealousy - for all children including those on the Autism Spectrum

    K.I. Al-Ghani, illustrated by Haitham Al-Ghani

    This illustrated storybook explains jealousy through the story of Theo and his Green-Eyed Goblin. It will encourage children to talk about their feelings and learn how to subdue their own Green-Eyed Goblin for good. A section of tried and tested techniques for using with children, and a helpful introduction for parents and carers is included. Learn More
    2016, 48pp
  3. The Disappointment Dragon

    The Disappointment Dragon

    Learning to cope with disappointment (for all children and dragon tamers, including those with Asperger syndrome)

    K.I. Al-Ghani, illustrated by Haitham Al-Ghani

    This illustrated book brings to life the issue of dealing with disappointment through the endearing characters of the Disappointment Dragon and the Dragon of Hope who help children learn about the best ways to manage life's difficult times. There is an introduction for parents and carers, and a list of management techniques at the end of the book. Learn More
    2013, 64pp
  4. The Panicosaurus

    The Panicosaurus

    Managing Anxiety in Children Including Those with Asperger Syndrome

    K.I. Al-Ghani, illustrated by Haitham Al-Ghani

    This illustrated book teaches children who experience anxiety about Panicosaurus and Smartosaurus and how to help Smartosaurus banish Panicosaurus when he appears at times of stress by using a range of calming techniques. There is a helpful introduction for parents and carers, and a list of techniques for lessening anxiety at the end of the book. Learn More
    2012, 56pp
  5. From Home to School with Autism

    From Home to School with Autism

    How to Make Inclusion a Success

    K.I. Al-Ghani and Lynda Kenward, illustrated by Haitham Al-Ghani

    This book arms schools with essential information, strategies and resources that will help to make early schooldays an enjoyable experience for young children on the spectrum. Constructive suggestions, such as introducing visual schedules and accommodating sensory issues, will help children with ASD to feel comfortable in school. Learn More
    2011, 112pp
  6. Learning About Friendship

    Learning About Friendship

    Stories to Support Social Skills Training in Children with Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism

    K.I. Al-Ghani, illustrated by Haitham Al-Ghani

    This collection of 10 fully-illustrated stories explores friendship issues encountered by children with ASD aged 4-8 and looks at how they can be overcome successfully. Key areas are addressed, including sharing, taking turns, being a tattletale, obsessions, winning and losing, jealousy, personal space, tact and diplomacy, and defining friendship. Learn More
    2010, 144pp
  7. Making the Move

    Making the Move

    A Guide for Schools and Parents on the Transfer of Pupils with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) from Primary to Secondary School

    K.I. Al-Ghani and Lynda Kenward, illustrated by Haitham Al-Ghani

    This book provides guidance for schools and parents on how to make the transfer from primary to secondary as easy as possible for children with ASDs. It advocates the need for scrupulous preparation of transfer arrangements because children with ASDs struggle to predict the outcome of any new situation. Learn More
    2009, 96pp
  8. The Red Beast

    The Red Beast

    Controlling Anger in Children with Asperger's Syndrome

    K.I. Al-Ghani, illustrated by Haitham Al-Ghani

    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. Learn More
    2008, 48pp