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Emotional dysregulation: Just like regular kids, but only moreso!

Ken Shyminsky, a former vice president of the Greater Toronto Chapter of the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada, draws upon his personal experiences as an teacher and student with Tourette Syndrome to help children with TS and related disorders. He… Continue Reading

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Through a child’s eyes

Having any sort of disorder can make a person have to grow up a little bit faster. I remember being a little girl, first diagnosed and not having a care in the world because I was not yet aware of… Continue Reading

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Coprolalia, Part 2: Coping with Coprolalia

Ken Shyminsky, a former vice president of the Greater Toronto Chapter of the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada, draws upon his personal experiences as an teacher and student with Tourette Syndrome to help children with TS and related disorders. He… Continue Reading

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Anger and hope, all in one day!

Looking over Corey’s school records, even from before we moved to Missouri, and everything up until this year is great. Grades are awesome. Then all of the sudden, this year things just plunged downhill, right when his Tourette went full… Continue Reading

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Treatment and coping strategies for rage episodes

The following is the finale in a three-part series first published on the blog of the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada. Read the first part here and the second part here. Rage episodes are anger outbursts that are out of… Continue Reading

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What causes rage episodes?

The following is the second in a three-part series first published on the blog of the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada. Read the first part here. Some people with Tourette Syndrome+ experience rage episodes or neurological storms. While it may… Continue Reading

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Some links and some hard times at school

Hi everyone, I wanted to post a couple of links that I found online and also put on my Tic Tic Boom page on Facebook. I think you’ll find them very useful. Enjoy! Praising Children for Their Personal Qualities May… Continue Reading

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What is a rage episode?

The following is the first in a three-part series first published on the blog of the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada. Neurological storms, rage episodes, rage attacks, explosive rage — it has many names. Regardless of the term, they describe… Continue Reading

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A healthy, functioning son is worth more than a mound of medical bills

I am writing in response to the article, “Medical Bills Bankrupt Families of Mentally Ill Children,”  which is a topic poignant to my family at this time.  For the past few weeks, I’ve been checking our mailbox every day, making… Continue Reading

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The gift of Tourette Syndrome

When my son was about 7, I was really in a dark place. Two years of railing against tics that were present, as well as invisible “what-if” situations that maybe would or maybe would not come to pass in the… Continue Reading