The emotional outbursts that are part of Tourette Syndrome can add strain to children, parents, and whole families. If you find yourself walking on eggshells around your child to keep him or her from exploding, it’s time to learn some new strategies. Learn how to recognize and de-escalate the emotional overflow your child experiences to help him or her have fewer meltdowns.
About Amanda Coffman, MSEd
Amanda Coffman has more than 20 years as a classroom teacher. She has a bachelor’s degree from Boston University and graduate degrees from both the University of Connecticut and the University of Kansas. She has taught in elementary and middle schools, private and public schools, and both general education and special education. Like many of you she now finds herself as primary educator for three children in 5th grade, 8th grade, and college.
About Keith Coffman, M.D.
Keith Coffman, M.D., is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. His clinical specialties include tics and Tourette Syndrome; movement disorders; developmental delay; neurodegenerative disorders and neurogenetic disorders. Dr. Coffman attended medical school at Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine and completed his Pediatrics and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities residencies at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. This was followed by a research fellowship in Systems Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh. His research focus is on the neuroanatomy of the cerebellar vermis and its role in motor control and higher cognitive function.