OCC to Present ‘Understanding Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders’

February 15, 2011- The New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome will present a professional development workshop for educators on March 15 and August 23, 2011 at Ocean County College.

“Understanding Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders” will offer strategies that will enable educators to create a learning environment that supports the social, emotional and intellectual development of all students in the classroom.

Disorders such as ADHD and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder as well as anxiety, depression, auditory processing and other learning disabilities will also be addressed. Interventions and modifications for behavior management will be discussed. Insights shared regarding the nature of TS outside the classroom will help educators gain an understanding of the whole child and develop a partnership with parents. Professional Development credits are available for this course.

To register for a class please contact Ocean County College. Dates, Locations & Times:

03/15/11 Ocean County College, – 4:00 – 7:00pm Presenter: Janine Howley, MA, FREE, Course SRED 107-01, www.ocean.edu

08/23/11 Ocean County College, – 9:00am – 12:00pm Presenter: Janine Howley, MA, Course SRED 107-01, www.ocean.edu

For more information about the New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome or other professional development programs, call 908-575-7350 or visit www.njcts.org.