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How to accommodate a child with Tourette Syndrome in the Classroom

How to accommodate a child with Tourette Syndrome in the Classroom           reply
13/11/2009 10:19 - Childrens Health
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Is there a child in your class who you believe has Tourette Syndrome? Have you mentioned this to their parents? Many years ago my son was making unusual faces, sometimes his head/neck would jerk uncontrollably, he made funny noises and cleared his throat a lot. His teacher mentioned this to me and I could not believe it. He was doing all this at home, but we didn´t think it was happening in school. We finally asked our GP for a referral to a Neurologist as we believe he had Tourette Syndrome. His teacher had seen an article in a teacher magazine describing this often misunderstood condition. We are very grateful to her for pointing this out. He is now 21 and leading a good life and has accepted his condition. If you would like more information on this condition and you are a teacher, please contact TSA Ireland - info@tsai.ie for further details of their National Conference on 28th November. The Conference will focus on The Conference will focus on diagnosis, co-occurring conditions, treatment, classroom interventions and support for families. - our website www.tsai.ie has full Conference Programme with guest speakers. You too can learn how to support a child with TS in your classroom.



re : How to accommodate a child with Tourette Syndrome in the Classroom           reply
13/11/2009 12:58 - Childrens Health
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This is a wonderful idea. We have a child with symptoms of Tourette Syndrome and we will certainly look up the conference and website details.



re... : How to accommodate a child with Tourette Syndrome in the Classroom           reply
13/11/2009 13:10 - Childrens Health
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Hello Stanteach,
Many thanks for repying to our thread. It is important to Register for this Conference so please check out our website and return your Registration form to info@tsai.ie. If your child is displaying symptoms and is attending school, you could perhaps inform his class teacher of the event. I understand that the "In Touch" magazine had some information on the Conference, so perhaps a gentle nudge could encourage the teacher to attend to enable the teacher to support your child at school. I look forward to meeting you at our Conference.




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