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The Tourette Syndrome and OCD Checklist. A Practical Reference for Parents and Teachers. J-B Ed: Checklist

  • ID: 2241953
  • Book
  • August 2011
  • 192 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Written in down–to–earth language and presented in an easy–to–read checklist format, this book helps parents and teachers better understand children and youth with Tourette Syndrome (TS) and Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Packed with practical advice, information, and the latest research, this vital resource reveals the support and interventions that can help children with Tourette Syndrome and/or OCD succeed.

The Tourette Syndrome and OCD Checklist

  • Shows how parents can modify their child′s behavior and prevent meltdowns

  • Presents classroom tips for teachers working with children with TS and OCD

  • Includes practical ideas for helping to manage homework assignments

  • Offers proven suggestions for advocating for a child with TS and OCD

  • Recommends techniques for training teachers to work successfully with kids with TS/OCD

  • Provides effective strategies for dealing with challenging behaviors in the classroom

  • Includes a model Functional Behavioral Assessment and Positive Behavior Intervention Plan for students with TS and OCD

  • Contains practical ideas for teaching social skills to kids with TS/OCD and their peers

Loaded with useful information, strategies, and resources, The Tourette Syndrome and OCD Checklist shows how children affected by TS and OCD can reach their potential in school and in life.

Praise for The Tourette Syndrome and OCD Checklist

"[Conners] is an expert guide who has issued us a temporary visa to visit, tour, and experience the world of TS. Unlike Susan and many others with TS, however, the reader can enter and exit this world at his or her own free will. Take time to absorb the multitude of information and advice here and teach your children well."
From the foreword by Cathy L. Budman, MD

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About This Book.

About the Author.




Section 1: Basic Information About TS, OCD, and Associated Disorders.

1.1. What Is Tourette Syndrome (TS)?

1.2. Manifestations of Motor Tics.

1.3. Manifestations of Vocal Tics.

1.4. Waxing and Waning of Symptoms.

1.5. Suppression of Symptoms.

1.6. Other Related Tic Disorders.

1.7. Medical Treatment of TS.

1.8. Associated Disorders.

1.9. What Is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?

1.10. Dysgraphia.

1.11. Executive Dysfunction.

1.12. Depression.

1.13. Sleep Disorders.

1.14. Sensory Processing.

1.15. Learning Disabilities.

1.16. Auditory Processing Difficulties.

1.17. Social Skills Deficits.

1.18. Behavioral Issues.

1.19. What Is Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder (OCD)?

1.20. Manifestations of OCD.

1.21. Medical Treatments for OCD.

1.22. Behavioral Interventions for OCD.

Section 2: Understanding the Impact of TS and OCD.

2.1. Why It Can Be Difficult to Recognize TS and OCD.

2.2. The Impact of TS and OCD on the Family.

2.3. The Impact of TS on School Performance.

2.4. The Impact of OCD on School Performance.

2.5. Tips for Accentuating the Positive.

2.6. Tips for Ensuring Success at School.

Section 3: Checklists for Parents.

3.1. What Parents Can Do at Home and at School to Support Children with TS and OCD.

3.2. Preventing Meltdowns and Other Behaviors Through Positive Behavioral Management and Supports.

3.3. Accommodations, Tips, and Environmental Changes.

3.4. Managing Homework.

3.5. Suggestions for School Breaks, Rainy Weekends, and Summer Vacation.

3.6. School Issues.

3.7. Synopsis of an Individualized Education Plan (IEP).

3.8. Tips for Being an Effective Advocate.

3.9. Sample Letter for Requesting an IEP

Section 4: Checklist for Teachers.

4.1. Top Ten Things Teachers Need to Know About Tourette Syndrome.

4.2. Tips for Working with Students with TS and OCD in the Classroom.

4.3. Tips for Training Staff on Working with Students with TS and OCD.

4.4. Tips for Educating Peers About TS and OCD.

4.5. A Peer in–Service Model.

4.6. Strategies for Dealing with Motor and Vocal Tics in the Classroom.

4.7. Accommodating Motor Tics.

4.8. Dealing with Vocal Tics.

4.9. Accommodating Vocal Tics.

4.10. Attitude Is Everything.

4.11. Classroom Observation Form.

4.12. Tips for Addressing Challenging Behaviors.

4.13. Functional Behavioral Assessment and Positive Behavior Intervention Plan for Students with TS, OCD, and ADHD.

4.14. Accommodations for Associated Disorders.

Section 5: Other Helpful Checklists for Parents and Teachers.

5.1. Educational Rights of Students with TS and OCD.

5.2. Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

5.3. What Is a 504 Accommodation Plan?

5.4. Requesting Services.

5.5. Sample Physician′s Letter.

5.6. How to Proceed If You Disagree with the School′s Evaluation.

5.7. Being a Role Model for Children with TS and OCD and for Their Peers.

5.8. Relaxation Techniques.

5.9. School Placement.

5.10. Sources of Help and Support.

5.11. Recommended Organizations, Web Sites, Books, Videos, Articles, and Brochures.

Appendix: Real–Life Scenarios.

Motor and Vocal Tics.

Tap, Tap, Tap.

I Have a Chicken in My Pants .

PB and J.

The Dreaded Cursing.

Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes.

Where Should Jeannie Sit?

No Applause Necessary.

Self–Abusive Tics.

OCD and Anxiety.

The Clipboard Chronicle.

Dairy Dilemma.

Locker Phobia.

Toeing the Line.

Why Theresa Feels Trapped.

Can You Hear Me Now?

What If I Choke?

But You Promised Chicken .

Kids Don′t Tell.

To the Point.

Thank God for Purell.

Scantron Saga.


When Writing Hurts.

Photo Op.

To See or Not to See.

Behavior Plans.

Hash Browns, French Fries, or Tater Tots: Any Kind of Potatoes Will Do.

The X Box Does It.


I Like Ben Better.

Executive Dysfunction.

A Shoe Will Do.

Circling the Wagons.


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Susan Conners
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