This essential guide to tic disorders and Tourette Syndrome tackles problems faced both at home and at school, such as adjusting to the diagnosis, the effect on siblings and classroom difficulties. Dr Chowdhury offers advice on how to manage symptoms, describing psychological techniques such as habit reversal and massed practice and reviewing available medical treatments. In clear, accessible language, this book explains the clinical signs and symptoms of Tourette and related conditions, and their possible causes. Presenting practical strategies for dealing with associated difficulties, including low self-esteem, anger-management and bullying, this book will be invaluable to parents, teachers, social workers and other professionals.
'This is an excellent, practical book, which is ideal for parents of children with TS, professionals and teachers. All through the book, Dr Chowdhury makes references to the research behind the clinical advice that he gives. As well as giving good information about the diagnosis of tics and TS, he takes a broad perspective of TS and looks at the effects of TS on the whole person (including emotional, educational and functional effects). The writing is clear and easy to understand without being patronising and it is well-referenced to allow the keen reader to explore the area further. One of the things that most strikes me about the book is that it could only have been written by someone with extensive clinical experience of people with TS and by someone who has clearly listened and responded to the concerns of people with TS and their families. As well as covering the theoretical aspects of TS, the book also contains numerous practical strategies for managing anger, self-esteem problems and problems in the classroom. I would highly recommend this book.' -Hugh Rickards July 2004 'Tics and Tourette Syndrome, by Uttom Chowdhury, explains the signs, symptoms and possible causes and offers sound, sensitive advice for carers based on the range of experiences of the many families the author has worked with. Strategies and positive guidance for dealing with associated problems such as bullying and low self-esteem are offered, making this book invaluable for anyone dealing with a child with tics or Tourette Syndrome.' -Practical Professional Child Care 'This guide to tic disorders and Tourette syndrome tackles problems faced both at home and at school, such as adjusting to the diagnosis, the effect on siblings and classroom difficulties, and present practical strategies for dealing with associated difficulties, such as anger and bullying.' - Human Givens Journal 'This guide tackles the problems faced at home and at school by young people with tic disorders and Tourette syndrome. The author covers areas such as adjusting to the diagnosis, the effect on sibling and class room difficulties and offers advice on how to manage symptoms. The book presents practical strategies for dealing with associated difficulties, including low self-esteem, anger management and bullying.' - Young People Now
Preface 1. What is Tourette Syndrome? 2. Psychological and Medical Management. 3. Associated Conditions. 4. Adjusting to the Diagnosis: Parents and the Rest of the Family. 5. Dealing with Tics and Difficult Behaviour. 6. Anger Management. 7. Educational Issues. 8. Bullying. 9. Ways to Improve your Child's Self-esteem. Appendices. I. Glossary. II. Useful Reading Material and Addresses. References. Index.