Are You Feeling Cold, Yuki?

A Story to Help Build Interoception and Internal Body Awareness for Children with Special Needs, including those with ASD, PDA, SPD, ADHD and DCD

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Yuki the snow monkey lives in Japan with his family and friends. He sometimes finds it hard to realise when his body is giving him signals, like when he is hungry or cold. Grandfather helps Yuki to understand what his 'funny feelings' mean, and what his brain is trying to tell him.

This illustrated storybook will help children to build interoceptive awareness and gain an understanding of the body's activities. It also includes further information for parents and carers, as well as downloadable activities and strategies for building interoceptive abilities.

$19.95
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Press reviews for: Are You Feeling Cold, Yuki?

Sue Larkey, teacher, educator and author

A fun and enlightening book to explain interoception to children. Often such a misunderstood fundamental cause of many 'out of sorts' behaviours. Beautifully explained and Illustrated book to help everyone understand this vital concept.

Wenn B. Lawson (PhD) CPsychol

Yuki the snow monkey doesn't notice his hunger, being cold or in need of the bathroom. This very accessible helps us understand our 8th sense, so we can notice and self-regulate. Told with honesty, acceptance and humour, this very useful book helps demonstrate what interoception is and how to connect to it.

Brian R. King, MSW, Founder of WAITT Village and author of Strategies for Building Successful Relationships with People on the Autism Spectrum

This book is brilliant in its simplicity. It teaches lessons in self-awareness in such practical, personal and respectful ways. I could see each of my boys in Yuki. Each struggled with interoception in his own way. What I love most is that intimate experiences of the human body (dealing with not making it to the bathroom) are discussed without shame. This is critical for our children growing up with neurodiverse minds. This book is instructional, insightful and compassionate.

Professor Tony Attwood

Increasingly, we are recognizing that children with a range of developmental disorders can have considerable difficulty perceiving their internal sensory and emotional experiences, due to impaired interoception. This contributes to many difficulties in their everyday life, from recognizing when they need to go to the toilet, to becoming aware of rising levels of distress and agitation. Parents, teachers and therapists need resources that explain interoception to a child in a clear, and accessible way: this delightful story about the experiences of Yuki, the snow monkey provides exactly that explanation.

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