Children with Tourette Syndrome, 2nd Edition: A Parents' Guide

Children with Tourette Syndrome, 2nd Edition: A Parents' Guide

by Tracy Lynne Marsh
     
 
When first published, this guide for parents of children and teens with Tourette syndrome (TS) was the only book to offer up-to-date information and advice for families. Now in an updated edition, CHILDREN WITH TOURETTE SYNDROME
offers even more. There's new information on the latest research and medical developments in the field, and sections on education,

Overview

When first published, this guide for parents of children and teens with Tourette syndrome (TS) was the only book to offer up-to-date information and advice for families. Now in an updated edition, CHILDREN WITH TOURETTE SYNDROME
offers even more. There's new information on the latest research and medical developments in the field, and sections on education, legal rights, family life, daily care, and emotional issues are thoroughly revised.

Written by leading experts in the field and experienced parents, this guide provides an excellent blend of professional expertise and empathetic advice. Families with newly diagnosed children find answers to their most pressing questions about this often perplexing neurological disorder, as well as coping strategies and emotional support.

The second edition includes new information about the effects of Tourette syndrome at different stages of development from childhood into adulthood. There's more on coexisting conditions such as obsessive-compulsive disorder, Asperger syndrome, and learning disabilities. The book also provides an overview of the biochemistry of TS, what to expect from a medical workup, as well as a discussion of more than 30 different drugs used to treat TS and related conditions. There are strategies for coping with many of the challenging characteristics of TS such as impulsivity, obsessive thoughts, attention and sleep problems, and difficulties with sensory integration. A new chapter on Habit Reversal Training (HRT) explains how this behavior intervention can help some people control tics. Parents find the latest on special education rights, and expanded information on how to design an appropriateeducation plan for their child. For families raising a child with TS, this comprehensive handbook gives them hope and relieves their sense of isolation. It's also essential reading for professionals and teachers who need to understand this complex disorder.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
In this comprehensive, extensively updated edition (the first came out in 1992), Marsh returns as editor, displaying her firsthand knowledge about the overwhelming challenges facing families of children newly diagnosed with Tourette's syndrome (TS). The mother of a grown child with TS, she oversees leading field experts and experienced parents who provide information about diagnostic tools, developmental stages, coexisting conditions, and learning disabilities. New to this edition is an extensive section on medications used to treat TS and related conditions. There are also strategies for coping with the daily challenges of TS as well as a new chapter on a behavior intervention that can help control tics. A section on special education rights and individual education planning will assist parents in navigating the school arena and help them ensure that their child is receiving adequate support during the school day. A comprehensive resource guide is included, along with an extensive reading list for parents, siblings, and children living with TS. This valuable resource for parents and educators is recommended for all public libraries.
—Lisa M. Jordan

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781890627362
Publisher:
Woodbine House
Publication date:
12/28/2006
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
361
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

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