ERIC Number: ED385078
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Discipline and the TS Child: A Guide for Parents and Teachers of Children with Tourette Syndrome.
This parent and teacher guide considers discipline for children with Tourette Syndrome (TS) who have difficulty with behavioral compliance. Discipline is defined primarily as "training to act in accordance with rules," and is not punishment but involves teaching self-control and observance of societal expectations. Controversy and misconceptions about discipline are noted. Consideration is given to redirecting the child from undesirable behaviors which can occur with TS, such as the urge to spit or touch or grab other people's personal body parts. Ways to redirect the child from obsessive thought repetition are also addressed to help avoid the child's distress when saying phrases or words of an obscene or violent nature which stick in their minds. Practice in anticipating outcomes of behaviors can be helpful for the child with TS who has difficulty with impulse control and does not see the connection between actions and consequences. In addition to teaching the child the concept of cause and effect, children can be taught how to make choices and to accept consequences for them. Also important is providing the child with structure, direction, and limits regarding the expression of explosive anger. Included are brief annotations of three videotapes and three publications on TS. (SW)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Modification, Behavior Problems, Discipline, Elementary Secondary Education, Neurological Impairments, Parent Role, Self Control, Teacher Role
Tourette Syndrome Association, Inc., 42-40 Bell Blvd., Bayside, NY 11361-2874 ($3).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Parents; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Tourette Syndrome Association, Inc., Bayside, NY.