School-Life for Children and Teens with TS: Social and Executive Function Challenges

Part of a New Collaboration between NJCTS and the Child Study Center at NYU Langone

Wednesday, November 10 at 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Presenters: Dr. Michelle Miller and Dr. Richard Gallagher, NYU Langone Child Study Center

Children with Tourette Syndrome and associated disorders face significant social and executive function challenges. Those challenges are often present in the school setting. This webinar describes common challenges in both areas, provides guidance to families for managing these scenarios, and reviews treatment methods for those situations when family support is not enough to overcome the concerns. Experts from NYU Langone Health’s Child Study Center—New Jersey Office, Dr. Richard Gallagher and Dr. Michelle Miller, provide the content following an introduction by Patricia Phillips, Executive Director of NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders (NJCTS). Paige Kowalski, an NJCTS Youth Advocate, will also add her perspective before the concluding Q&A session.

This webinar is the first activity in a new collaboration between NJCTS and NYU Langone Health’s Child Study Center designed to provide increased education, support, and treatment options to families affected by TS in Northern New Jersey. The collaboration will allow NJCTS families to receive services provided through a graduate student training externship located at the Child Study Center’s Hackensack, NJ office. Services including CBIT, treatment for associated disorders, and neuropsychological evaluations, will be offered at a significantly reduced rate. Questions about all services available through the collaboration will be discussed in the final portion of the webinar.

Richard Gallagher, PhD, is Associate Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and of Psychiatry at New York University (NYU) Langone Health. He is also Director of Special Projects at the Institute for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity and Behavior Disorders at the Child Study Center of Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone. Dr. Gallagher is a clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist who has been treating and evaluating children since the 1980s.

Michelle Miller, Psy.D is a Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. She obtained her Psy.D. from the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University. She specializes in the application of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to Tourette’s Disorder, autism spectrum disorders, body focused repetitive behaviors (such as obsessive compulsive disorder, skin picking, and trichotillomania), and eating disorders.