Tic Management Lifestyle

Practical Solutions That Can Have a Large Impact for Better Days

Have you ever felt overwhelmed? Felt that there is just too much to do to ensure your loved one’s success? Join us for a webinar on Thursday, November 1 in which Dr. Kenneth Phelps and Dr. Heather Simpson will discuss the idea of a “Tic Management Lifestyle” with simple and practical solutions that can have a large impact for better days. They will discuss four necessary components for “Tic Management Lifestyle”, define the role of the environment on tics, and provide functional strategies to promote the “Tic Management Lifestyle”.[/vc_column_text]

Miss the Webinar? Here’s a Recap!

Dr. Kenneth Phelps: Kenneth W. Phelps, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Clinical Neuropsychiatry and Adjunct Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the University Of South Carolina School Of Medicine. Within this context, Dr. Phelps also serves as the Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic Director and co-lead for Palmetto Health USC Tourette Center of Excellence. Dr. Phelps has special interests in neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric conditions. He has served as a trainer for the Tourette Association of America’s Behavioral Therapy Institute since 2016.

Dr. Heather Simpson: Heather Simpson, OTD, MOT, OTR/L is an Occupational Therapist and Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Florida, UF Health in Gainesville, Florida. Heather serves as the Tourette Association Southeast Regional Centers of Excellence Coordinator between six research & academic universities across the Southeast region. Dr. Simpson has a pediatric specialty from the American Occupational Therapy Association, and has been treating adults and children with tic & Tourette Disorders. Dr. Simpson is an expert in occupational therapy management for tic disorders, as well as use of CBIT in the Southeast area. She has participated in multiple small research studies related to occupational and daily life functioning for those living with tic disorders. Dr. Simpson has been allotted opportunities for advocation and training to occupational therapists, as well as other allied health professionals in management of tic disorders, including a chapter in 10 Secrets to a Happier Life with Tourette Syndrome.