Tourette Syndrome and ADHD: Starting a New Year with Health, School and Home supports
Did you know that 60 to 80 percent of children with Tourette Syndrome have ADHD? These two conditions frequently co-occur, which compounds the issues children face with medical treatment, school and home supports.
A panel of experts offer tips to help you start the New Year in the best possible way. You will hear about the top five things to ask or talk to your doctor about, specific issues to discuss with your child’s school, and ways to support your child at home.
Our panel of experts includes:
- Internationally-recognized specialist in Tourette’s Disorder and related disorders, Barbara Coffey, MD, MS. Barbara offers, “Tourette Syndrome is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder with many facets “No two children are just alike, and often tics are just the tip of the iceberg.”
- Speech-language pathologist and TAA Education Advisory Board Member, Pamela Malley, MA, CCC-SLP adds, “Educating students with Tourette can be a challenge. The key to success is implementing the right strategies and positive, proactive supports. Then, everyone wins.”
- TAA’s Education Specialist, Kathy Giordano who says, “Parenting a child with Tourette and/or Attention Deficit can be challenging, but also a highly rewarding experience. Knowing the methods that differ from the more typical parenting approaches is the key.”