DescriptionBrody the Lion: Sometimes I ROAR! Is the first book in the Brody the Lion Series. Brody the lion was as proud as could be his birthday was coming he was going to be 3. But for this little cub with autism a birthday party causes big problems. As Brody roars, his Mom & Dad do their best to calm their little cub; but when his friends are late, Brody does not get the right present, and his friends sing too loudly, it is more than this little cub with autism can handle. This delightful book is the first book in a series written by Kristin Wegner, PhD. The book wittingly entertains preschoolers with simple text and captivating illustrations created by Alexandra Garcia. The Brody the Lion book series provide a glimpse into the world of autism and provide parents, teachers, and therapists a way to help children cope with many challenges. At end of each book, Dr. Wegner and her partner Kimberly Sattler MS, BCBA, provide teaching tips and behavioral intervention strategies. These stories and strategies are beneficial for all children, not just those with autism.
Dr. Wegner, aka Dr. K. Kangaroo or Dr. Roo, holds a Master's Degree in Early Childhood Special Education and a PhD in Clinical Psychology. Dr. Wegner has worked with young children with special needs for over 30 years. Dr. Wegner worked as a Brith-to-Three Teacher, a Special Education Teacher, and a Senior Therapist providing one-to-one ABA. Dr. Wegner is the Clinical Psychologist at the Autism and Behavior Center in Western Wisconsin. In 1995 and 1999, Kristin was the head coach for Team USA-Wisconsin Special Olympics Aquatics Team. Dr. Wegner's passion is to provide the highest level of therapy for as many kiddos as possible. She wrote the Brody the Lion Series to try and help even more children and families. Autism affects 1 in 54 children. Early Diagnosis and Intervention is the key.
Kimberly Sattler aka Mrs. Kimberly Giraffe (Mrs. G) is Dr. Wegner's partner at ABC (Autism and Behavior Center). Kim is the co-author of the parent and teacher tips and techniques sections of the Brody Books. Kim is Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and holds a master's degree in Applied Behavior Analysis. Kim has worked with young children with autism and their families for 10 years. Kim is a music lover, concert goer and enjoys traveling with her husband.
Alexandra "Alex" Garcia is an Illustrator located in the Greater Milwaukee Area. She graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree in Illustration from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD). She also holds an undergraduate degree in Interactive Media Design with an emphasis in Animation. Alex has been drawing ever since she was young and her favorite things to draw are characters, animals, and big emotions! She is so honored to be able to join the team to bring Brody to life!
Autism and Behavior Center
April 27, 2020
8.5 X 0.25 X 11.02 inches | 0.92 pounds
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