Off We Go Series – Going to the Doctor
This series of six books prepares children for a particular event, like going to the dentist or going shopping. The books explain ‘what comes next’ on an outing, and therefore help children to get through the task or situation more easily, and ultimately reduce stress for themselves and those around them.
- Each book is a simple, clear uncluttered analysis of a task: going to the dentist; going to the doctor; going to the hairdresser; going to the restaurant; going to the supermarket; going swimming
- Each book has the same look and feels and uses the same ‘family’ of characters, which promotes familiarity and learning
- These books are particularly useful for pre-school children, children from socially disadvantaged backgrounds and children with intellectual and learning difficulties
- The books can be used as part of a child’s Individual Education Plan to help them to experience new activities and to achieve developmental milestones
Practitioners, teachers, and parents working with pre-school children, children from socially disadvantaged backgrounds and children with intellectual and learning difficulties.
About the Author
Avril Webster is based in Limerick, Ireland and has three children; her eldest son Stephen has a moderate to severe intellectual disability. Avril has been a full-time carer for Stephen since 1998. Supporting her son involves working with his teachers and therapy team to achieve developmental milestones; fundraising for equipment and assistive technology; trying to get information on her son’s condition and rights; and attending events on issues related to disability. To help Stephen cope with new experiences, Avril created this series of books, each of which break down everyday tasks into a sequence of twelve steps using simple and clear pictures. The Off We Go! books proved to be extremely helpful in preparing Stephen for the activities covered in these stories. Stephen loves books with pictures and the author found these an effective way of communicating with him.
[Extent: 14 Pages]
[Author: Avril Webster; Age Suitability: Pre-school/Primary]
Books in the Off We Go Series: