Kate’s SNAP Library book recommendation
SNAP’s specialist library, based at The SNAP Centre, contains a variety of books, easy reference information sheets and DVDs, that are free to borrow over a four-week loan period. The extensive range of resources are available to anyone concerned with additional needs and disability. Kate shares one of her favourite reads, Asperger’s Syndrome and Executive Function by Alis Rowe [The Girl with the Curly Hair] (2018).
“Alis’ books are quick to read and easy to digest, with lots of clear visuals to explain information or give examples. This title helps introduce the ‘Executive Functions’ which are the set of cognitive processes our brains use to carry out tasks. It covers working memory, flexible thinking, organisation, planning and prioritising, controlling impulses and starting tasks. Although written with autistic individuals in mind, executive functioning differences are often seen in many conditions such as ADHD, dyslexia and dyspraxia. This is a great book for adults and young people to help understand how the executive functions are used in day-to-day life and to explore strategies to support them.”