My Friend Jake
About the Book
My Friend Jake is told from a child’s point of view about a friend with Down syndrome. The student explains some of the characteristics that can accompany Down syndrome, along with situations that may occur in the school setting. The book also includes strategies for use in schools. My Friend Jake is designed to help teachers explain Down syndrome to students in a way that promotes understanding and fosters positive peer relationships in the classroom.
About the Author
Eve Pollard Lawrence received her bachelor’s in psychology from Radford University and her master’s in special education from Old Dominion University. She works as a teacher of exceptional children in Yorktown, Virginia. Whenever possible, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two wonderful daughters, Leah and Zoe.