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Tourette Syndrome

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Lending Library - Books (4)

Lending Library - DVDs (2)

Handouts (1)

Online Resources (2)

Books

Children with Tourette Syndrome: A Parents' Guide
by Tracy Haerle
This book offers concrete information and compassionate advice for dealing with what is perhaps one of the most misunderstood and misdiagnosed neurological disorders, and covers medical, educational legal, family life, daily care and emotional issues. (parents)

Front Of The Class
by Brad Cohen & Lisa Wysocky
Front of the Class is the triumphant life story of Brad Cohen, a man who overcomes incredible obstacles to become a gifted teacher. When he was growing up, Brad started making funny noises - all the time. Only Brad - and his supportive mother - knew he couldn't control it. He was teased, misunderstood and punished for disrupting class. By the time he is diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome, Brad had learned to hate school. When an understanding school principal offers encouragement, amazingly Brad decides to become a teacher - the teacher he never had. But who in their right mind would put someone with Tourette's in front of the class? After 24 schools turned him down, Brad refused to give up. Discover what happens when one school finally gives him a chance. Brad Cohen's resilience and determination changed his life. His story may change yours.

Ryan
by Susan Hughes
A mother's story of her Hyperactive/Tourette Syndrome child. Susan Hughes tells of her struggle with understanding Ryan's unusual behaviors, of getting a diagnosis, and of struggling with her own feelings of guilt. (parents & professionals)

Teaching the Tiger
by Marilyn P. Dornbush, Ph.D. and Sheryl K. Pruitt, M.Ed.
This book is a handbook for individuals involved in the education of students with Attention Deficit Disorder, Tourette Syndrome or Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. (professionals)

DVDs

Front of the Class
98 minutes
Starring Jimmy Wolk, Treat Williams, and Patricia Heaton, Front of the Class is the triumphant life story of Brad Cohen, a man who overcomes incredible obstacles to become a gifted teacher. When he was growing up, Brad started making funny noises - all the time. Only Brad - and his supportive mother - knew he couldn't control it. He was teased, misunderstood and punished for disrupting class. By the time he is diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome, Brad had learned to hate school. When an understanding school principal offers encouragement, amazingly Brad decides to become a teacher - the teacher he never had. But who in their right mind would put someone with Tourette's in front of the class? After 24 schools turned him down, Brad refused to give up. Discover what happens when one school finally gives him a chance. Brad Cohen's resilience and determination changed his life. His story may change yours.

I Have Tourette's But Tourette's Doesn't Have Me
45 minutes
In every school in America, it's likely that at least one child may have Tourette Syndrome. Many of their parents, teachers' and those close to them are unaware. These children are often stigmatized and almost always misunderstood. This DVD documentary dispels the myths of Tourette Syndrome through the experiences of young people.

Handouts

Tourette Syndrome
CPIR
This short resource page provides a brief overview of Tourette syndrome and connections to sources of additional information. (English)
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Online Resources

Living with Tourette & Tic Disorders: A Guide for Patients and Families
Document

You or a family member have just received a new diagnosis of Tourette Syndrome or other Tic Disorder. The Tourette Association of America recognizes that it may have been a difficult journey to receive an accurate diagnosis.

Navigating Tourette Syndrome: An Educator’s Guide to Planning and Support
Document

This tool kit is designed to assist educators and support staff in recognizing complex symptoms and serve as a guide towards developing effective support plans to allow children with Tourette Syndrome (TS) and Tic Disorders to thrive both socially and academically.

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