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20 Ways to Reduce Tics

As many of you know, I’m all about raising a kid whose spirit outweighs a few tics. But now that my baby is, gulp, a month shy of 13, it’s become apparent yet again to take a look at management.… Continue Reading

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UPCOMING WEBINAR: February 25 on Sensory Issues at Home & at School

THIS WEEK’S WEBINAR Making Sense of Sensory Issues – How to manage heightened senses at home and in the classroom February 25, 2015 Presented by Dr. Michelle Miller, Psy.D., a New York State-licensed clinical psychologist who works at Therapy West, a… Continue Reading

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UPCOMING WEBINAR: January 21 on Habit Reversal Therapy

THIS WEEK’S WEBINAR Creative Applications of Exposure Therapy and Habit Reversal Therapy January 21, 2015 Presented by Dr. Joelle Beecher-McGovern, a clinical psychotherapist at the Child & Adolescent OCD, Tic, Trich & Anxiety Group (COTTAGe) in the Department of Psychiatry at… 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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UPCOMING WEBINAR: November 12 on getting kids motivated for school

THIS WEEK’S WEBINAR Getting Kids Motivated for School: Strategies to foster your child/teen’s motivation to achieve in school November 12, 2014 Presented by Dr. Graham Hartke, is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Roseland, N.J. As our schools continue to… Continue Reading

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List of all NJCTS webinars, including October 29 on mental health in the African-American community

THIS WEEK’S WEBINAR Mental Health Stigma in the African-American Community October 29, 2014 Presented by Dr. Christine Adkins-Hutchison, Associate Director of the Office of Counseling and Disability Services at Kean University in Union, N.J. Asking for help of any kind… Continue Reading

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Studies confirm exercise effective as tic treatment

Is exercise the anti-tic medicine we don’t take enough of? Studies confirm certain exercises help tics go away. In 2005, Drs. Leckman & Swain published a comprehensive work on TS called Tourette Syndrome & Tic Disorders: A Practical Guide to… Continue Reading

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Therapy IS important … so find the right one!

I’m a huge believer in therapy for a variety of reasons: Just talking about stuff is a release No matter how great your spouse, your friends and your relatives are, it’s good to get an outside opinion If you’re paying… Continue Reading

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List of all NJCTS webinars, including October 8 on Tourette in the Asian community

THIS WEEK’S WEBINAR Mental Health Issues in Today’s Asian-American Community October 8, 2014 Presented by Dr. Andrew J. Lee Dr. Lee designed this webinar to provide participants information about the stigma surrounding mental health issues in Asian and Asian-American communities,… Continue Reading

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List of all NJCTS webinars, including October 1 on trade secrets of a Tourette doc

THIS WEEK’S WEBINAR Trade Secrets of a Tourette Syndrome Doctor October 1, 2014 Presented by Tolga Taneli, MD Would you like to learn some great tips on speaking with your child’s doctors?  How about getting them all to collaborate with each… Continue Reading