ERIC Number: ED260522
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Serving Clients with Tourette Syndrome: A Manual for Service Providers.
Meyers, Abbey S.
The booklet is intended to provide an overview of Tourette Syndrome, (TS), a neurological movement disorder characterized by multiple involuntary tics, uncontrollable vocalizations, and a range of behavior problems including attention deficit and hyperactivity. Typical characteristics of TS are described along with information on etiology, diagnosis, and treatment. Among educational implications considered are the incidence of learning disabilities and common problems of attention, handwriting difficulties, and the compounding difficulties of stress. Case studies illustrate management of TS individuals in school and in the workplace (through vocational rehabilitation). Special considerations for institutionalized, mentally retarded and autistic, as well as normal intelligence individuals with TS are examined. Implications for mental health practitioners are discussed in terms of counseling needs for the individual and family. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Support Staff
Authoring Institution: Tourette Syndrome Association, Inc., New York, NY. Dept. of Family and Professional Services.