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ERIC Number: EJ1090501
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0829-5735
Treating Tics and Tourette's Disorder in School Settings
Sulkowski, Michael L.; McGuire, Joseph F.; Tesoro, Andrew
Canadian Journal of School Psychology, v31 n1 p47-62 Mar 2016
Children with Tourette's Disorder (TD) and other forms of tic disorders display a range of academic and psychosocial impairments that place them at risk for experiencing long-term negative life outcomes. Fortunately, effective treatments and interventions such as habit reversal training (HRT) have been developed and implemented in clinical settings to help these children. However, relatively few youth with tics and related sequelae receive effective treatments for their symptoms, often because of various treatment barriers (e.g., travel difficulties, limitations in trained practitioners). To overcome some of these barriers, educators and school-based mental health practitioners can provide a range of academic, social-emotional, and mental health supports to address the needs of youth with tics in school settings. In support of this notion, this article discusses various ways that members of school communities can help support the academic and social-emotional success of students with tics and related impairments.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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