Understanding Executive Function Concerns in Tourette Syndrome and Related Disorders

Research has shown that low executive functioning skills hamper school performance of children and teens with Tourette Syndrome and related disorders. In this webinar, we will discuss the assessment process and treatment strategies for youth that struggle with executive function. Training methods, including computer-based games, have shown some, but limited potential for impacting

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Collaborative Problem Solving

Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) is a revolutionary, yet simple approach which helps parents and educators build relationships to better work with their children and students to overcome challenging behaviors. Applicable for parents and educators (and others), this presentation will provide a basic understanding of CPS, which is an evidenced-based treatment.

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Attentional and Neuropsychological Difficulties Experienced with Epilepsy

This webinar will focus on a review of the common cognitive and attentional difficulties faced by individuals with epilepsy. Information will be provided about how epilepsy can impact the brain and behavior. Additional focus will be given to a review of the role of neuropsychological assessment in guiding academic and

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Medication Management of Tourette Syndrome and Co-Occurring Conditions

Presented by Takijah Heard, MD Many individuals living with Tourette Syndrome will require medication to control symptoms of the disease. A subset of those living with Tourette Syndrome will also experience conditions such as anxiety, autism, ADHD, obsessive compulsive disorder, and oppositional defiant disorder and require varied medication and treatment

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Addressing Perfectionism in Youth

Presented by Devora Scher, Psy.D This 60-minute webinar aims to help parents and teachers support a child or teen with perfectionism that gets in the way, rather than enhances their daily life. Participants will learn to apply skills to help children reduce anxiety and impairment associated with maladaptive perfectionism. Participants

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The Benefits of a Neuropsychological Evaluation

Presented by Cristina Sperrazza, Psy.D. Dr. Cristina Sperrazza, a neuropsychologist, speaks about the benefits of a neuropsychological evaluation. She provides a brief explanation of neuropsychology, an overview of the neuropsychological evaluation process, differences between neuropsychological testing and school evaluations, and possible outcomes after a neuropsychological evaluation (e.g., diagnosis, treatment and

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Understanding and Responding to Sudden Onset Tics in Teens: An overview for individuals, families, schools, and clinicians

Presented by Graham Hartke, Psy.D. Since the start of the pandemic there has been a seemingly sudden surge of teens, majority female, experiencing rapid onset functional tic-like behaviors (FTLBs). FTLBs differ from tics observed in primary tic disorders (i.e. Tourette Syndrome, Persistent Motor or Vocal Tic Disorders, Provisional Tic Disorder),

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IEPs and 504 Plans: Navigating Special Education

Special education attorney Andrew Meltzer will provide a comprehensive overview of special education in New Jersey. He will discuss the structure of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (“IDEA”), who is eligible, and how to go about securing an appropriate educational program for your child. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation

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Explosive Outbursts in Tourette Syndrome

Facilitated by: Cathy L. Budman, MD for NJCTS and the NJ Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics Explosive outbursts are common symptoms in both youth and adults with Tourette Syndrome (TS) and cause significant morbidity. This webinar will provide an updated overview for the participant. Objectives:  Describe the clinical phenomenology of explosive

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A Neuroplasticity-Based Approach to Tics

Presented by Betsy Stroeber It’s well understood that tic disorders are neurological in nature and usually follow a common developmental course. Most often, this course leads to abatement of symptoms in adulthood, even in relatively severe childhood cases. What’s behind the common course of tic disorders and what if we

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