Trade Secrets of a Tourette Syndrome Doctor

Presenter: Tolga Taneli, MD — Dr. Taneli spoke about his insights on getting physicians to collaborate together about a case. He also spoke of the drug approval process. He also gave tips on ways to involve the school in the collaboration process.

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10 Ways to Make A Great School Year

Presenter: Dr. Michael Osit, LP — Dr. Osit spoke about ways we can do things differently this year to help set up from the beginning, for a good school year. He provides suggestions on sleep, schedules and ways to handle the dreaded homework. Dr. Osit addresses the busy lives of our

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Sports-Related Concussions and Brain Injury

Presenter: Mark Mintz, MD Download this webinar’s slides » Download this webinar » Concussions are a form of traumatic brain injury that can affect cognitive functioning (mental processes of thinking, reasoning, learning, remembering, problem-solving and creativity) and behavior. Many children and young adults experience significant psychological stress from their injuries.

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Treating Very Young Children With Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Presenter: Joelle McGovern, Ph.D. – University of Pennsylvania — Dr. McGovern spoke about cognitive and exposure based activities for the very young and how to keep it playful to engage the child which leads to them mastering and controlling their OCD. She also discussed how parents and schools work in tandem

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Tourette Syndrome and Developmental Disabilities

Presenter: Lawrence W. Brown, MD — Dr. Brown defined what Developmental Disabilities were and discussed the prevalence of them as related to Tourette. He spoke about different neurodevelopmental conditions and how they disturbed the same brain networks in the growing child disrupt the as affected in primary Tourette syndrome.

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Impulse Control Problems and Tourette Syndrome

Presenter: Cathy Budman, MD — Dr. Budman discussed that people living with Tourette Syndrome often struggle with impulse control disorders. She spoke about the most common features of impulse control observed among children and adults and some treatment options along with the efficacy of those treatments.

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Using Creative Arts in Therapy: Benefits of Music, Dance/Movement and Art Therapy

Presenter: Kathleen Nace, MT-BC, NMT — Ms. Nace explained how Creative Arts Therapy is used to help in reducing anxiety, as well as lifting mood, and self esteem building. She also explained how it can help with expressive language, memory, relationship development and pain management.

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Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors: Helping Teens and Young Adults Manage Stress and Anxiety

Presenter: Rachel Strohl, Psy.D. — Dr. Strohl discussed ways teens and young adults who have trichotillomania or other related body focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs) to learn to improve their management of stress and worries. She also spoke about stress management tools, such as relaxation paced breathing, sensory grounding, cognitive therapy, and

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Getting Unstuck: How to Overcome Anxiety and Mood Problems with Behavioral Activation and Exposure

Presenter: Brian Chu, Ph.D. — Dr. Chu discussed Behavior Activation as a program that takes a comprehensive, and focused, approach to helping youth and families address depression and anxiety. He gave examples of how teens could use techniques to develop a more active coping approach towards life.

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Treating Specific Phobias: When & How?

Presenter: Martin E. Franklin, Ph.D. — Dr. Franklin talked about the differences between phobias and age appropriate fears, such as monsters under the bed. Dr. Franklin discussed how exposure therapy is used in the treatment of specific phobias, such the fear of spiders & dogs. He discussed the process of the

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