Eleven year old Sofie describes her life with Autism in clear language
Sofie Koborg Brosen was 11 years old when she wrote Do You Understand Me? for her classmates. She is now 12 and continues to go to school in Denmark, where she lives with her parents and brother. Her father drew the illustrations for this book.
Sofie is an 11 year old Danish girl with autism spectrum disorder.
Tired of being misunderstood at school, she wrote this little book
for her classmates. She describes her everyday life at home with
her family and her cat, and at school. She writes about the things
she finds difficult: being teased, disruptions to her routine, too
much noise, reading people's body language, group work. A very
accessible book for children, with illustrations and large print.
-- Home Education Advisory Service
Sofie wanted her classmates to understand her and her autism spectrum disorder so she wrote this book. -- Community Care Magazine
With clear line drawings illustrating text, Sofie tells the reader about her life. She writes about her desire for routine, her difficulty in understanding other people's behaviour, and her sensory sensitivities. -- Community Care Magazine
Sofie was 11-years old when she wrote the book and the text would be understandable to most children of around that age. It would also be accessible to younger children reading along with an adult. In only 24 pages of text, this book manages to present the reality of living with ASD, avoiding technical language favoured by diagnostic descriptions. Clear, logical and complete - a lovely read for children and adults alike. -- Community Care Magazine