Tourette Syndrome: Help Control Your Tics by Learning What Triggers Them

7:30 – 8:30 PM EST
April 17, 2019

Presenter:  Sheila Rogers DeMare

Tourette Syndrome was described in a professional publication as one of the “most mysterious medical curiosities on the planet. To date, the primary research has focused on genetics along with disappointing attempts to find suitable drug therapies. Yet for decades, patients have reported that they have noticed an association between tics and allergic, dietary, and environmental triggers. Tonight we will explore some of these triggers.

Sheila Rogers DeMare is the director of Association for Comprehensive NeuroTherapy. She is a leader in the field of integrative therapies for Neuropsychiatric disorders. A national speaker on Tourette syndrome she is co-author of the study “Nutritional supplements and complementary/alternative medicine in Tourette syndrome” (J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol).

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Managing Achievement and Anxiety in Students with Learning Differences

Presenter: Hilary Murphy, Ph.D.
Neuropsychologist, CNNH NeuroHealth

Since the diagnosis of Specific Learning Disability (SLD) was introduced in the 1970s, research in psychology and education has dedicated resources to understanding the unique emotional experiences of children with learning issues. While the impact of anxiety on learning more generally has been studied extensively over the past few decades, more recent investigations suggest that that the relationship between these variables is more complex than originally theorized. This webinar will provide a review of the theories of test anxiety, clarify the relationship between anxiety and academic performance, as well as discuss techniques to support these students in the classroom and at home.

Hilary Murphy Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and formally trained pediatric neuropsychologist with a specialization in the neuropsychological assessment of neurodevelopmental and neuro-medical disorders. Dr. Murphy has extensive experience evaluating children, adolescents, and young adults. As part of her training, she participated in interdisciplinary treatment teams, on an inpatient and outpatient context, to treat clients presenting with a variety of neurological, neurodevelopmental, and psychological needs. Her training in school psychology provides her with expertise in collaborating and consulting with educators and other professionals to develop comprehensive, individualized educational and treatment plans. She adopts a multi-faceted approach to neuropsychological assessment, which takes an individual’s culture, social-emotional functioning, cognitive profile, and academic performance, into account to develop a holistic understanding of each patient’s unique presentation. Her areas of expertise include Attention-Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), dyslexia and other specific learning disabilities, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), concussion, epilepsy, neuro-oncology and late effects of chemotherapy, stroke, and developmental disabilities.

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