'Figures of speech can often cause confusion for young children - "they had a ball" doesn't necessarily conjure up the image of people having a good time...A new visual workbook, What did you say? What did you mean?, designed as a springboard for discussion, looks at 100 most common figures of speech. The accompanying illustration showing its literal meaning will help children recognise and learn to enjoy metaphors and figurative language.' - Practical Professional Child Care "Jude Welton has given us a truly helpful introduction into the world of metaphor... Any parent or teacher working with Asperger's will find it beginning to open the doors of imagination for the child in ways that they might not have thought possible. A lovely and practical book, which children and grownups can enjoy - and giggle over - together." - from the Foreword, by Elizabeth Newson --from the Foreword, by Elizabeth Newson
About the Author
Jude Welton is the mother of a 9-year-old son with AS. Although originally trained as a child psychologist specializing in autism, she is a freelance writer, writing mainly on the arts. She recently started writing about and for children with Asperger Syndrome. Jane Telford is a long-time friend of the author, and is sensitive to the needs of children with AS. She is an artist and illustrator, who has exhibited paintings and drawings widely in the UK and also internationally.