The Tourette Association of America’s Centers of Excellence (CofE) program recognizes medical institutions that offer the highest level of care, are undertaking groundbreaking research, are leaders in training and education and provide exceptional community outreach and advocacy for Tourette syndrome and other Tic Disorders.
The program, which was developed in collaboration with leading medical and scientific experts in Tourette and related conditions, was launched in 2014. Centers are currently collaborating with the Association and our professional and lay communities to address many needs and concerns across the following key areas. Through the Centers of Excellence, we provide:
EXPERT & COORDINATED CARE
Centers provide timely and accurate evaluations of Tourette and related conditions. Thus, patients can receive coordinated care using evidence-based treatment and management approaches from multidisciplinary teams of care providers.
Centers conduct or collaborate on scientific and clinical research studies within their own institutions or elsewhere. These investigations aim to provide a better understanding of Tourette/Tic Disorders & their impact, and to advance the development of more effective and safe treatments.
TRAINING & EDUCATION
Centers provide training and education to healthcare professionals and researchers on Tourette Syndrome, Tic and related disorders.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH & ADVOCACY AWARENESS
Centers work with the national Association and its local chapters and support groups to help educate patients, families and the general public on Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders. They also work improve awareness and advocate for Tourette Syndrome in their local communities and nationally.
CLINICAL SERVICES OFFERED AT TAA CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE INCLUDE:
- Child and Adult Neurology and Psychiatry specialties
- Allied Health Care Providers
- Evaluations, Diagnoses and Advice
- Medical Treatments
- Behavioral Therapies (e.g. CBIT/CBT)
- Counseling and Psychological services
- Occupational Therapy
- Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)
- Botulinum Toxin Therapy