Long Island Center for Tourette aims to improve the quality of life of people with Tourette Syndrome and other tic disorders by promoting the highest level of care, research, education & training, and advocacy and awareness for these conditions.
Our center is collaborating with the Long Island Chapter of the Tourette Association of America and with our professional and lay communities to address many needs and concerns that impact on quality of life and daily functions. The Center provides:
EXPERT & COORDINATED CARE
Long Island Center for Tourette provides timely and accurate evaluations of TS and related conditions. Thus, patients can receive coordinated care using evidence-based treatment and management approaches from multidisciplinary teams of care providers.
Long Island Center for Tourette conducts and collaborates on scientific and clinical research studies. These investigations aim to provide a better understanding of TS/Tic Disorders, their impact, and to advance the development of more effective and safe treatments.
EDUCATION & TRAINING
Long Island Center for Tourette provides training and education to healthcare professionals, researchers, schools and employers on Tourette syndrome, Tic and related disorders. The center also help educate patients, families and the general public on these conditions. The Center works in partnership with the Long Island chapter of the Tourette Association of America and its Youth & Adult Ambassadors to provide classroom educational programs to primary and secondary schools throughout the region. The Center provides training and clinical experiences for a range of healthcare providers including residents, fellows, medical students, nursing and physician assistant students at Zucker School of Medicine and Hofstra Northwell.
ADVOCACY & AWARENESS
Long Island Center for Tourette works with Tourette Association of America, Long Island Chapter to improve awareness and advocate for TS in local communities and nationally.
Clinical services are available at 1615 Northern Blvd. in Manhasset and at different campuses at Northwell Health System including:
and/or by referral to experienced Northwell Health Physician Partners and other community providers, based on patient/family needs. Initial consultation typically includes a comprehensive psychiatric and/or neurological evaluation of tics and co-occurring conditions. Appropriate additional interventions may include psycho-educational and/or neuropsychological assessments, ongoing medication management, ongoing psychotherapy including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), comprehensive behavioral intervention for tics (CBIT), habit reversal therapy (HRT), family focused therapy and school/work modifications.