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New test measures doctors’ ability to deliver patient-centered care

EDITOR’S NOTE: The New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders (NJCTS) has been delivering its Patient-Centered Medical Education Program to doctors, resident physicians and other health-care professionals at hospitals and education centers in New Jersey and Connecticut since… Continue Reading

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52 Weeks of TS: Week 34

EDITOR’S NOTE: Every Tuesday, noted Tourette Syndrome advocate Troye Evers shares his “52 Weeks of TS” blog journal with the TSParentsOnline community. In cased you missed any of the first 33 weeks, you can read them here. For more information about… Continue Reading

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Understanding depression in children

As a child or teen, did it bother you when people would comment “these are the best years of your life”? For many children, this blanket statement is a stark contradiction from the reality they know. A bulk of people… Continue Reading

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Tics are better post-Christmas

Kane’s tics have been a lot better since we have gotten over the excitement of Christmas! He has been busy playing with all of his new things! He is into MineCraft big time right now and loves spending his time… Continue Reading

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Try to be understanding this Christmastime

With Christmas this week and lots of visits with family and friends who may not see the symptoms of Tourettes regularly, a reminder to try and be understanding. It’s a stressful time for everyone. SHARE THIS POST

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CBIT Explained, Part 3: Who should take CBIT?

In this blog series, Steve Pally, administrator of the TSFC Forum (www.tourettesyndrome.ca), explains the basics of CBIT, or Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics. See part one here and part two here. CBIT is ideal for individuals who feel they have one or more bothersome… Continue Reading

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52 Weeks of TS: Week 33

EDITOR’S NOTE: Every Tuesday, noted Tourette Syndrome advocate Troye Evers shares his “52 Weeks of TS” blog journal with the TSParentsOnline community. In cased you missed any of the first 32 weeks, you can read them here. For more information about… Continue Reading

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A place to call my own

As I sit here typing, my daughter sits quietly behind me. She’s painting in her art center. By “art center” I mean “re-purposed 1980’s ply board shelf unit” covered in discount white paint. Her legs are crossed. Her eyes are… Continue Reading

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CBIT Explained, Part 2: How does CBIT work?

In this blog series, Steve Pally, administrator of the TSFC Forum (www.tourettesyndrome.ca), explains the basics of CBIT, or Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics. Studies published in peer reviewed journals have demonstrated the effectiveness of CBIT (part 1). It’s thought to work… Continue Reading

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A big day for Kane, plus a vote that could help an entire school!

Kane graduated from speech yesterday!! I am so proud of him for his accomplishments! He was able to bring his friend Ayden with him to celebrate! On another note, if everyone could take a few seconds out of your day… Continue Reading