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Liam Says Hi: Learning to Greet a Friend (Liam Says) (Liam Books) ISBN: 9781843109013
Banks, Jane Whelen
Published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2008
Meeting friends can be difficult for children on the autistic spectrum. The need for eye contact, to greet a friend verbally, and not to run away are all mentioned in this book. One coping strategy is to look at the other person's nose when you say 'hi' - 'or you might want to try looking at their eyes.' One of the Lovable Liam series, the story explains clearly in easily understood terms, the importance of interacting with one's friends. The stick figure children, Liam always in a blue tee shirt, are humourous as well as visually important to the message. Available from Amazon, from bookshops, or from the publisher at www.jkp.com.
Age: 3+