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List of all upcoming and archived webinars, including May 21 on treating young children with OCD

THIS WEEK’S WEBINAR Treating OCD in Young Children May 21, 2014 Presented by Joelle McGovern, Ph.D. – University of Pennsylvania Treatment of very young children with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) requires much work within the family context, including direct treatment with… Continue Reading

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List of all upcoming and archived webinars, including April 23 on Tourette Syndrome & developmental disabilities

THIS WEEK’S WEBINAR Tourette Syndrome & Developmental Disabilities April 23, 2014 Presented by Lawrence W. Brown, MD Tourette Syndrome is defined solely by the chronic presence of motor and verbal tics. But large epidemiological studies have clearly demonstrated that the… Continue Reading

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List of all upcoming and archived webinars, including April 9 on impulse control problems

THIS WEEK’S WEBINAR Impulse Control Problems & Tourette Syndrome April 9, 2014 Presented by Cathy Budman, MD People living with Tourette Syndrome often struggle with impulse control disorders. While not limited to the TS community, this set of conditions frequently… Continue Reading

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List of all upcoming and archived webinars, including March 26 on creative arts therapy

THIS WEEK’S WEBINAR Using Creative Arts in Therapy: Benefits of Music, Dance/Movement and Art March 26, 2014 Presented by Kathleen Nace, MT-BC, NMT Creative Arts Therapy provides the opportunity to develop social skills, self-awareness, expressive and receptive language, self-esteem, and… Continue Reading

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Oxytocin and attachment

A couple years ago, I began researching bonding, attachment and oxytocin. Oxytocin is a powerful hormone that is necessary for bonding and attachment.  It is often called the “love” molecule.  My son with tactile sensory sensitivity as well as TS… 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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Kids meeting other kids with TS is a priceless, much-needed interaction

The Family Retreat Weekend at YMCA Camp Bernie on June 7-9, 2013, was the first one we attended. I was worried that the whole experience might be too much for him, and he did react very impulsively quite a few… Continue Reading

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My TS, My Story: The journey from diagnosis to self-acceptance

Part of the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada’s mission is to help individuals affected by TS through programs of self-help. That is why our posts this week will focus on self-understanding, self-knowledge and self-awareness. Today’s post is from Laura and… Continue Reading

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Conditional Corner: I hoped to become the doctor I never had

Conditional Corner is a series that runs Fridays on TSParentsOnline. All stories, including this one by Robaire Beckwith, were originally published at Conditional Publications. Knowing what growing up with Tourette Syndrome was like, and remembering the difficulties with understanding the… 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