August 16, 2011- NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders, working in partnership with Ocean County College will present Tourette Syndrome: An Educators’ Workshop.

  • When: August 23, 2011 9:00am to 12:00pm
  • Where: Ocean County College
  • Presenter: Janine Howley, MA
  • Cost: FREE – SRED 107-01
  • Register: www.ocean.edu/teacher.htm 732-255-0477

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. NJCTS 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 qualified participants.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, as many as 1 in 100 individuals exhibit symptoms of 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.

For more information on Tourette Syndrome or the work of NJCTS, please visit www.njcts.org