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  1. Tourette Syndrome T.S. Presented by Brittany Malta

  2. Georges Gilles de la Tourette French neurologist who discovered Tourette Syndrome after writing a paper on nine people with abnormal tics

  3. What is Tourette Syndrome? • Inherited neurological disease • Involuntary movements • Uncontrollable vocalizations • Approx. 100,000 Americans have full blown Tourettes • 1 in 200 show symptoms of it

  4. Symptoms • Facial tics • Blinking • Nose twitching • Grimaces • Motor tics • Head jerking • Neck stretching • Foot stomping • Strange sounds • Grunts • Yelping • Shouting

  5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqTrOwPKFd4&feature=related

  6. Additional issues with T.S.

  7. Diagnoses and Treatment • Description of the tic and family history • Must be present for a year • Treatment can be delayed because the symptoms are easily confused with other diseases • Most symptoms aren’t severe enough to need medication

  8. Adapting your classroom for students with TS Remember even though their tics may be disruptive they can’t control them, don’t react with anger ! • Visual motor integration problems • Write down every other math problem • Tape their report instead of writing it • Allow them to write on the tests • Language problems • Give oral directions one or two steps at a time • Have them repeat the directions back to you • If they get stuck in a loop doing work give them something else to do

  9. Attention problems • Keep them away from windows or any movements • Put them in a “quiet” work place • Alternate short periods of work and breaks

  10. Famous People with T.S. • Dr. Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) • British poet, essayist, and lexicographer • Wrote the “Dictionary of the English Language” • Jim Eisenreich (1959- ) • Retired major league baseball player • 1997 world series champions – Florida Marlins

  11. Tim Howard (1979- ) • Goal keeper for Manchester United • Played in the 2000 olypmics

  12. The best thing you can do is to love them and show them understanding, they can’t control what is going on with their bodies

  13. References • http://www.healthnewsflash.com/conditions/tourette_syndrome.php#whatis • http://www.schoolbehavior.com/inspiration.htm • http://www.ericdigests.org/1999-4/tourette.htm • A Physician's Guide to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Tourette Syndrome, 3rd edition. • Bronheim, Suzanne. (1994). An Educator's Guide to Tourette Syndrome, Tourette Syndrome Association, Inc., Bayside, NY. ED321467. • Wertheim, Judy. (1994). Coping with Tourette Syndrome in the Classroom, Revised. Tourette Syndrome Association, Inc., Bayside, NY. ED385075. • This digest was adapted with permission from the Tourette Syndrome Association, Inc • http://www.latitudes.org/articles/finding_triggers.htm • http://www.nndb.com/people/582/000178048/

  14. Pictures • http://www.greatplainslaboratory.com/home/span/tourette/tourette-graphic.jpg • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqTrOwPKFd4&feature=related • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georges_Gilles_de_la_Tourette • http://www.schoolbehavior.com/inspiration.htm