NJCTS to present educator worskshop at Ocean County College

The New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders (NJCTS), working in partnership with Ocean County College, will present Tourette Syndrome, Attention Deficit Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Learning Disabilities and Related Disorders.

When:          4 p.m. to 7 p.m. – Tuesday, March 13

Where:        Ocean County College, Library Building, Room L017

Presenter:    NJCTS professional educator Janine Howley

Cost:            Free

Course:        SRED 107-01

Register:      www.ocean.edu/campus/osr/index.htm or 732-255-0400


The workshops are designed to introduce educators to Tourette Syndrome and its most commonly associated disorders (ADHD, OCD, 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 also will 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, including 3 to 4 times more frequently in males than females.

More information about Tourette Syndrome or the work of NJCTS is available by calling 908-575-7350 or by visiting www.njcts.org.


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New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders, Inc.
Collaborative partnerships for the TS community.