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Coprolalia, Part 4: Coprolalia myths demystified

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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RAGE!!! Part 1: Learning through experience

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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Using positive language for success

One of the first words we learn as children is “No”. We learn the meaning of “No” early in our development.  It’s a quick and easy instruction. “No” is simple and used regularly – especially with toddlers because it is… Continue Reading

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Dealing with stress

Having a neurological disorder can present many welcome abilities. However, they can also present many challenges. Many neurological disorders increase the likelihood that a person will suffer from a mental health disorders. Some of these disorders can lead to intense… Continue Reading

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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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How to support your child’s learning at home through organization, structure and routine

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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Memory strips

Memory strips are essential teaching tools to assist students who need support with memory recall, organization, making good behavioral choices and using self-regulation strategies. Typically, students who have difficulties with attention because of ADHD, ADD and Tourette Syndrome will benefit… Continue Reading

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Learning from kids with challenging behavior

This blog entry was first posted on Neurologically Gifted in August and was designed to be read in the days leading up to the start of a new school year. However, the principles in this entry still hold sway today,… Continue Reading

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Coprolalia, Part 3: Taking Action on 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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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