Thursday, March 8, 2012

Book Review: "Jay and Ben"

Publisher's Description:
“Jay and Ben is an interactive book developed for use with children with developmental and learning differences and disabilities, including—but not limited to—autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), dyslexia, and language delays. The book is designed to help educators, parents, and caregivers teach children about language, reading, story comprehension, functional skills, and basic concepts.

Jay can make his own breakfast, dress himself, and play by himself, but sometimes he feels sad and wishes for a friend. When a magical horse appears and befriends Jay, his wish comes true.”

Positively Autism's Review:

  • Lovely illustrations.
  • Simple, yet interesting text.
  • Large, sturdy pages.
  • Picture sequences can be useful for teaching skill routines, such as getting dressed.
  • Free materials are available at the publisher’s website.
  • Students can match pictures to the words of the story to aid in literacy and vocabulary development.
  • My four-year-old son enjoys the book.

  • Some of the picture symbols used were a little unclear to me, and I think they might be confusing for some of my students.

The book is available for purchase from You can access the free printables and resources from the publisher’s website here:


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