Tourette Syndrome and the Young Child

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May 7, 2024
7:00 pm

Join Debbie Orlando, OTR/L and Wendy Wegman, Sr Director of Programs at the Tourette Association of America on May 7, 2024 at 7pm ET for a webinar focused on the young child from 3-8 years old with Tourette Syndrome or a persistent tic disorder.

It can be a complex task to care for these children at home, preschool, kindergarten, and early elementary school. Strategies and accommodations will be discussed and explored for young children with Tourette Syndrome. We will explore why early intervention is key in helping young children overcome challenges in early development. You are encouraged to come with questions as the session will end with a live Q&A.


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Wendy Wegman is the Senior Director of Programs for the Tourette Association of America. Wendy oversees programs, resources, and evaluation processes for youth and young adults, school professionals, families, medical professionals, and adults. She completed her MA in Education at Mills College and was a teacher for 25 years. Her passion and love for serving the TS community stem from her son’s personal challenges and successes with Tourette Syndrome. 

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Debby Orlando, OTR/L, is a pediatric occupational therapist with over 20 years experience working with the early childhood population. She is also a mother to a young adult diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome. She has been trained as an education volunteer through the Tourette Association of America and assists in Junior Youth Ambassador training.