Identifying Tourette Syndrome in children at school
| Identifying Tourette Syndrome in children at school           |
02/02/2010 12:53 - Childrens Health
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org for further details
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