ONE TIC AT A TIME ®

New York City Chapter, Tourette Association of America

One Tic At A Time® is a free educational service provided to NYC schools and organizations to raise awareness within the community and help foster an understanding of how Tourette and co-occurring conditions impact learning and functioning in and out of the classroom.

 

WHAT DOES ONE TIC AT A TIME® PROVIDE? Free presentations to NYC schools and other organizations to raise awareness within the communityHelp for educators and other professionals to recognize the often difficult symptoms of Tourette and the best strategies to help children with Tourette and their families. Classroom strategies in order to create the best possible educational environment for both students and teachersThe latest research and information to promote optimal teaching and learning, end stigma and promote acceptance of Tourette in school settings.The TAA-NYC is uniquely qualified to help educators understand how Tourette and the co-occurring disorders impact learning and functioning in the classroom and we can provide specific classroom strategies to help.

 

Contact us today to schedule a free presentation

(646) 389-1872

chapter@tsa-nyc.org

www.tsa-nyc.org

 

The New York City Chapter of the Tourette Association of America is dedicated to providing assistance and information to those individuals with Tourette and their families.

 

WHAT IS TOURETTE?

 

  • Tourette is a neurobiological disorder marked by uncontrollable movements of the head and body, sounds and words, outbursts that occur repeatedly and other involuntary tics

  • More than 200,000 people in the United States have Tourette.

  • Symptoms change periodically in number and frequency, type and severity – even disappearing for weeks or months at a time.

  • Corprolalia (uttering obscenities and slurs) affect fewer than 15% of people with TS.

  • All races and ethic groups and both boys and girls may develop Tourette.

  • Tourette often goes undiagnosed and there is no known cure.

  • Tourette is usually accompanied by co-existing conditions such as OCD, ADHD and anxiety disorder.

  • Tourette is covered by the Americans with Disabilities Law.

 

One Tic At A Time® A free education in service program relating to TS

 

 

WHY IS EDUCATION IN-SERVICE BENEFICIAL?

 

  • A child with Tourette might exhibit what appears to be behavior problems: defiant, emitting sounds, displaying unusual physical mannerisms, unwilling to cooperate.

  • He/she may be disciplined for things he/she cannot control. He/she may be teased and sometimes imitated by other students.

  • TAA's Education presentations and materials are designed to help students, parents, families, educators, clinicians, and others understand, identify, and address symptoms of Tourette.

  • The TAA has presented to hundreds of schools across the country, and in NYC. Participants have included: regular and special education teachers, psychologists and social workers, school nurses, paraprofessionals, occupational therapists, school administrators and guidance counselors

 

One Tic At A Time® A free education in service program relating to Tourette

 

 

WHAT DOES ONE TIC AT A TIME® PROVIDE?

 

  • Free presentations to NYC schools and other organizations to raise awareness within the community

  • Help for educators and other professionals to recognize the often difficult symptoms of Tourette

  • The best strategies to help children with Tourette and their families.

  • Classroom strategies in order to create the best possible educational environment for both students and teachers

  • The latest research and information to promote optimal teaching and learning, end stigma and promote acceptance of Tourette in school settings.

  • The TAA-NYC is uniquely qualified to help educators understand how Tourette and the co-occurring disorders impact learning and functioning in the classroom and we can provide specific classroom strategies to help.

 

One Tic At A Time® A free education in service program relating to Tourette

 

 

SOME OF THE FREE WRITTEN AND ELECTRONIC MATERIALS AVAILABLE TO SCHOOLS INCLUDE:

 

  • An Educator’s Guide To Tourette

  • Learning Problems And The Student With Tourette

  • Specific Classroom Strategies And Techniques For Students With Tourette

  • The School Administrator: Ten Things To Know About Tourette

  • The IEP For Students With Tourette: An Educators Handbook

  • Tourette And The School Psychologist

  • Tourette And The School NurseEducating Classmates About Tourette Syndrome

 

One Tic At A Time® A free education in service program relating to Tourette

 

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