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ERIC Number: ED233507
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-May
Pages: 34
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Modalities of Educational Management of the Tourette Syndrome Child.
Price, Renee
Questionnaires were sent to 42 schools in New Jersey to determine the educational procedures used with students having Tourette Syndrome, a neurological condition resulting in body tics and inappropriate vocalization. Parents of an elementary child with the syndrome who was mainstreamed were interviewed and his classroom teacher was also queried about the child's adjustments. Analysis of 26 completed school questionnaires revealed that of 23 students identified as having the syndrome, 11 were mainstreamed, 3 required no special adjustments and 8 were provided with some kind of accommodation. Among other findings were that although symptoms varied among individuals, students with Tourette Syndrome require acceptance from teachers and peers, with limited stress and a de-emphasis on competition. Control medication was found to interfere in some instances with the child's cognitive functioning, and the syndrome was estimated to be linked with learning disabilities in 50% of all cases. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Gilles De La Tourettes Syndrome