Reading Well

Reading Well Books on Prescription helps you to understand and manage your health and wellbeing using self-help reading.

The books are chosen by health experts and people living with the conditions covered. People can be recommended a title by a health professional, or they can visit their local library and take a book out for free.

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Mae Darllen yn Well Llyfrau ar Bresgripsiwn yn eich helpu i ddeall a rheoli eich iechyd a’ch lles trwy ddefnyddio darllen hunangymorth.

Cafodd y llyfrau eu dewis gan arbenigwyr iechyd a phobl sy’n byw gyda’r cyflyrau sy’n cael eu trafod. Gall gweithwyr iechyd proffesiynol argymell teitl i rywun, neu gall pobl ymweld â’u llyfrgell leol a benthyg llyfr am ddim.

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The Reason I Jump: One Boy's Voice from the Silence of Autism

Naoki Higashida, David Mitchell, Keiko Yoshida

Written by Naoki Higashida when he was only thirteen, this remarkable book provides a rare insight into the often baffling behaviour of autistic children. Using a question and answer format, Naoki explains things like why he talks loudly or repeats the same questions, what causes him to have panic attacks, and why he likes to jump. He also shows the way he thinks and feels about his world – other people, nature, time and beauty, and himself. Abundantly proving that people with autism do possess imagination, humour and empathy, he also makes clear how badly they need our compassion, patience and understanding. David Mitchell and his wife have translated Naoki’s book so that it might help others dealing with autism and generally illuminate a little-understood condition. It gives us an exceptional chance to enter the mind of another and see the world from a strange and fascinating perspective.

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