February 25, 2010- NJ Center for Tourette Syndorome & Associated Disorders, working in partnership with Ocean County College will present Tourette Syndrome: An Educators’ Workshop.
- When: March 2, 2010 6:00pm to 9:00pm
- Where: County College of Morris
- Presenter: Julie Swenson, M. Ed., CSW
- Cost: $39.00
- Register: www.ccm.edu
The Workshops are designed to introduce educators to Tourette Syndrome and its most commonly associated disorders (ADHD, obsessive-compulsive disorder, learning disabilities, anxiety, depression and rage) with an emphasis on school-related issues. The criteria for diagnosis/clinical assessment will be explained to help teachers begin to understand the behavior of some children. The Workshops are designed to enable educators to recognize students’ difficulties, strengths, and potential. Interventions and modifications for behavior will also be addressed. Professional Development Credits will be offered for participation in the Workshops.
BACKGROUNDER: 1 in 100 individuals have Tourette Syndrome (TS)- an inherited neurological disorder that characterized by involuntary physical and vocal tics. Symptoms generally appear before an individual is 18 years old. TS affects people of all ethnic groups with males affected 3 to 4 times more frequently than females.
New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome is a collaboration among Rutgers University and health professionals throughout New Jersey.