Show Notes

Discover what’s possible when stories shape behavior. 

Sivan Hong is the author and illustrator of the best-selling children’s book series Super Fun Day Books, which celebrates the triumphs of neurodiverse children as they face challenges with determination and courage. Her titles include Benny J. and the Horrible Halloween, George J. and the Miserable Monday, Emily D. and the Fearful First Day, and Avery G. and the Scary End of School. Sivan is also the mother of two neurodiverse children, and she herself has ADHD. 

In this conversation, we discuss:

  • Sivan’s discovery of her neurodivergence at age 47

  • How audiobooks opened her up to the world of reading

  • Neurodivergent traits that help her writing 

  • The difference between social stories and traditional children’s books

  • Why social stories are effective in teaching neurodiverse children to navigate challenging situations

  • The benefits of social stories for every student in the classroom, including neurotypicals

  • An excerpt from one of Sivan’s books about Halloween

  • Why she focuses on strengths with her family

  • Tips for other parents

To learn more about Sivan Hong, please visit her website at



A Novel Mind - A database for educators and parents who are looking for the right book for the right child.

Dyslexia Linked to Visual Strengths Useful in Astronomy - The study Sivan mentions during the conversation.


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