ERIC Number: EJ901473
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Reference Count: 2
Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics in Children with Tourette Syndrome
Woods, Douglas W.; Piacentini, John C.; Walkup, John T.
Communique, v39 n2 p1, 20, 22 Oct 2010
Tourette syndrome (TS) is one of three separate tic disorders. By definition, children with TS must have at least two motor (movement) tics and one vocal (or sound tic) for at least a year. The other tic disorders are chronic tic disorder (motor or vocal tics, but not both for at least one year) and transient tic disorder (motor and/or vocal tics for at least 4 weeks, but less than one year). TS is the most written about and studied of the tic disorders, but TS and the other tic disorders probably occur on a spectrum of complexity and severity. In this article, the authors describe the Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT), a strategy developed for children with TS, discuss the role(s)/activities school personnel may be called upon to fulfill, and caution school personnel against inadvertently misusing the powerful tool of CBIT, which if misapplied, could have negative consequences for the child with tics.
Descriptors: Intervention, School Personnel, Neurological Impairments, Behavior Modification, Disabilities, Student Needs, Genetic Disorders, Environmental Influences, Classroom Environment, Stress Variables, Peer Relationship, Discipline
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