Building and Maintaining Positive Partnerships with Your Child’s School
Attending school can be challenging in many ways for children with Tourette Syndrome and tic disorders. Building a positive partnership between home and school begins early and needs to be nurtured throughout the year. Webinar presenters are education specialists Kathy Giordano and Wendy Wegman.
Explosive Outbursts: Dr. Cathy Budman, Professor of Psychiatry at the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine and a specialist in Tourette Syndrome, discusses the common issue of explosive outbursts and the relation to Tourette Syndrome.
Use of Medication
Use of Medication: Dr. Cathy Budman, Professor of Psychiatry at the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine and a specialist in Tourette Syndrome, speaks about the use of medications with Tourette Syndrome. Dr. Budman discusses the situations in which parents may decide to use medications for their child.
Explosive Outbursts and Tourette Syndrome
Dr. Cathy Budman discusses Transitioning Back to School:
Explosive Outbursts and Tourette Syndrome.
Planning the First Visit with the Doctor
• Identifying the questions you would like to have answered will help you decide which clinician to see.
• Prepare for your visit by writing your top 3-5 questions that you want to have answered.
• Ask your clinician about next steps and any recommendations for further assessment or follow-up.
Tourette Syndrome is a neurological disorder that presents in early childhood or adolescence with the first symptoms often being involuntary movements, or tics. Peter Morrison was diagnosed when he was 10 years old, and he shares his story of overcoming the personal and social challenges caused by the syndrome. He’s joined by his mother Susan, who provides her perspective as a parent, and Dr. Budman, who provides a medical perspective.
Stimulants for ADHD and Kids with Tics or Tourette Syndrome
Stimulants for ADHD and Kids with Tics or Tourette Syndrome,taken from the DVD, "Hot Topics in Evaluation, Treatment and Management of Tourette Syndrome and CO-occurring Conditions"; available through the Tourette Association.