By Ellie Jarvie
Did you know that 1 in 100 school-aged children have Tourette Syndrome or a Tic Disorder and 50% are not diagnosed? Also, over 60 % of adults still experience symptoms of Tourette Syndrome into adulthood. No longer considered a rare disorder, or restricted to children, Tourette Syndrome is a condition social workers and associated professions need to understand.
To meet continuing education needs, there is now a self-study option to learn about Tourette Syndrome. The Tourette Association of America-Wisconsin Chapter in partnership with the National Association of Social Workers-Wisconsin Chapter is pleased to announce four new self-study courses available online:
- The Frontage Road to Mars Presented by Marleen Sundgaard, NASA
- Up to Me: A Decision Making Framework for Making Choices About Sharing our Challenges and Resilience – Presented by: Sarah Reed, PhD, Honest Open, Proud Lead, Rogers InHealth
- Treatment of Tic Disorders and Other Repetitive Behaviors Presented by: John T. Walkup, M.D., Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Professor of Psychiatry, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
- Habit Reversal for Children with Tic Disorders Presented by: Douglas Woods, PhD, Vice Provost for Graduate and Professional Studies and Dean of the Graduate School, Professor of Psychology, Marquette University