The story follows Max and his pet lizard Barnaby as Max tries to join in a game in the school playground. Barnaby acts as a sounding board for Max’s worries and provides perspective for Max by helping him understand what others may be thinking and how to explore alternative approaches to social situations.
This is the first book in the Max and Barnaby series and is designed to assist parents and educators to teach children with autism or social difficulties how to join in and play with other children.
- Topics covered are based on real examples of social difficulties commonly dealt with in clinical practice.
- The storybook format allows for repetition and reinforcement of ideas and skills, and provides an opportunity for discussion and social problem solving.
- Colourful illustrations, likeable characters and easy to read text help to engage and entertain children as they learn.