This handbook provides the knowledge and information required to equip teachers and learning support assistants with the understanding and skills needed when working with pupils with Tourette syndrome.
Clinical descriptions and medical treatments are discussed and advice on diagnosis, identification and assessment in the classroom is given. Responding to the learning, emotional and behavioural difficulties pupils may experience, the authors provide multi-disciplinary strategies for application within a school.
Table of Contents
Tics and Tourette Syndrome: an introduction; Clinical characteristics of Tourette Syndrome; Co-morbid conditions; Differential diagnosis; Management and treatment of Tourette Syndrome; Developing and valuing the individual; Forming good relationships; Focusing on positive behaviour; Ensuring inclusion is a process and not a state; Tourette Syndrome in public life and in literature; Tourette Syndrome fact sheet; Useful addresses and contact numbers.