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Tourette Syndrome: 10 Secrets to a Happier Life by This book brings together 10 clinical and research experts in Tourette syndrome who are drawn from the Tourette Association of America Center of Excellence program. The book was co-written and edited by Amazon bestselling author Michael S. Okun, M.D. who, a leading authority in Tourette and who is known for his many books and publications on secrets to a happier life. The goal was to assemble 10 secrets to help people on their journey to a happier life with Tourette syndrome. The book is organized into a simple and easy to digest question and answer format. The book is a great read, but also an easy reference guide. The chapters are brimming with up to date and in many cases cutting edge strategies and knowledge about Tourette syndrome. "This book offers individuals with Tourette and their families many secrets that can lead them to a better life. There are new and exciting approaches to the development of treatments for individuals with TS and other tic disorders that promise improvements in care."- Kevin McNaught, PhD., Executive Vice President Research and Medical Programs, Tourette Association of America"Behavior therapy changes the brain as the brain learns that tics do not result in anything useful for the person. This is an important secret for patients and families." - Doug Woods, PhD., Professor and Dean of the Graduate School at Marquette University and Co-Chair of the Tourette Association of America Medical Advisory Committee"Ongoing trials of several new tic drugs give us optimism that the future may be even brighter with regard to management options. Knowing when to hold off and when to pull the trigger on medication therapy in Tourette is an important secret."- Irene Malaty, M.D., Associate Professor, University of Florida and Chief of the Southeast Regional Center of Excellence for Tourette Syndrome"Our core philosophical belief is in patient centric care. The Tourette patient (and not the doctor) is the sun and our interdisciplinary services should orbit around them."- Michael S. Okun, M.D., Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurology, University of Florida and Co-Chair of the Tourette Association of America Medical Advisory Committee
Publication Date: 2017-02-27
Kids in the Syndrome Mix of ADHD, LD, Autism Spectrum, Tourette's, Anxiety, and More! by The completely updated and expanded new edition of this well-established text incorporates DSM-5 changes as well as other new developments. The all-in-one guide covers the whole range of often co-existing neuro-behavioral disorders in children – from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder, and anxiety, to autism spectrum disorders, nonverbal learning disabilities, Tourette's, sensory integration problems, and executive dysfunction. A completely revised chapter on the autism spectrum by Tony Attwood explains not only new understanding in the field, but the new diagnostic criteria, and the anticipated usage of the term 'Asperger's Syndrome'. Dr. Kutscher provides accessible information on causes, symptoms, interactions with other conditions, and treatments. He presents effective behavioral strategies for responding to children who display traits of these disorders – whether at home, at school, or in other settings – along with case vignettes and practical tips. Finally, a chapter on the role of medications summarizes current knowledge. The author's sympathetic yet upbeat approach and skillful explanations of the inner world of children in the syndrome mix make this an invaluable companion for parents, teachers, professionals, and anyone else who needs fast and to-the-point advice on children with special needs.
Publication Date: 2014-03-21
Books for Kids
Tic Talk by In Tic Talk: Living with Tourette Syndrome, Dylan Peters shares what he learned of tolerance and acceptance during the first five years with Tourette Syndrome. In a style that is often humorous and always insightful, Dylan helps others, young and old, understand TS and the enormous pressures this little-understood affliction places on those who have it and on those who love them. Dylan Peters was only four years old when he was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome. Over the five years since, he's battled the fears and insecurities that come from having this often misunderstood affliction. Dylan is both an inquisitive young man and a gifted writer. What he shares with readers will help us all understand not only Tourette Syndrome, but also to be more accepting of all people. Dylan has given the world a most valuable look into his world. We are all the wiser and more compassionate for it. Tourette Syndrome is a neurological disorder that affects approximately one in 1,000 children, most often between the ages of six and nine. It's a gift to have such a youngster as Dylan be willing and able to convey to the rest of us just what his life is like. Whether he intended to or not, Dylan's message of acceptance for those with Tourette Syndrome is equally applicable to others we encounter who may be facing entirely different problems. Such is the wisdom of this young man. Dylan chose his friend, Zachary Wendland, to be the illustrator for his book. Zachary's drawings convey a similarly deep understanding of acceptance and tolerance for others. Articles by Dylan Peters One Tic At a Time Growing up with Tourette Syndrome by Dylan Peters for PARENTGUIDE. One Tic At a Time Growing up with Tourette Syndrome by Dylan Peters for www.siparent.com One Tic At a Time Growing up with Tourette Syndrome by Dylan Peters for ParentLife for ParentLife May 2008 "Simple, colorful illustrations by Dylan's best friend Zachary Wendland drive home this straightforward, tell-it-like-it-is story... A set of ten successful strategies for working with children with Tourette Syndrome and a list of additional resources round out this highly recommended picture book for school libraries and for teaching young people everywhere about Tourette Syndrome." - Hornbook Guide to Children
Publication Date: 2009-07-01
Taking Tourette Syndrome to School by
Publication Date: 2001-09-01
The Tyrannosaurus Tic by This book will inspire teachers, parents, counselors and especially kids Michael's story unfolds with a new hurdle and difficult situation in each chapter. Told through this brave 12yr olds eyes, each problem and embarrassing tic is dealt with in his own original way, with excuses and humor. The reader will have a better understanding of what young children go through with the on-set of involuntary body movements, also known as tic's. Children with Tourette Syndrome (TS) or other disorders will be able to identify with Michael's struggles and challenges with his classmates and teachers. It informs and engages the reader on facing dilemmas one step at a time. It will increase awareness of TS and gain respect for children that face TS and other problems that are bigger than dinosaurs Do you know what a Tyrannosaurus Tic is? The Tyrannosaurus Tic "A boy's adventure with Tourette Syndrome: Pre- Diagnosis" is the first book in the Tyrannosaurus Tic Series. The series will take the readers through Michael's thrills, chills, and spills as he grows into adulthood battling life's obstacles. This is a must read book for all ages. Visit Michael's website as he travels around the world at www.tyrannotic.com.
Publication Date: 2011-10-10
Why Do You Do That? by Written specifically for siblings of children with Tourette Syndrome (TS), Why Do You Do That? is an age-appropriate source of information for children and adolescents aged 8 to 16. Uttom Chowdhury and Mary Robertson describe tics and Tourette's in clear, child-friendly terms and provide a simple explanation of the biological causes. Other chapters focus on living with someone who has TS, associated features such as obsessive-compulsive disorder, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and aggression, and what siblings can do to help. The authors also offer practical tips on how to deal with issues such as problems at school and bullying. This book will prove invaluable for brothers and sisters of children with TS, as well as parents and other family members.
Publication Date: 2006-03-15
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