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Bullying Prevention & Tourette Syndrome

As in any diagnosis that would set a child apart from their classmate, having a tic or Tourette disorder can, unfortunately, make your child a target for bullying. While that increases the likelihood, unfortunately, bullying can happen to children of all shapes, sizes, and personalities.  Even more complicated, bullying can take place in many forms. …

#OCDweek for OCD Awareness and Advocacy

Sunday, October 8-October 14, 2017 is the International OCD Foundation Awareness Week. This week is dedicated to promoting unity, awareness, and support for those who suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders. This week is recognized nationally and promoted within each Center of Excellence. Here are some of the ways that you can follow…

Research Breakthrough on Genetics and TS

In June of 2017, researchers have located highly genetic risk indicators for Tourette syndrome (TS). A study, funded by the Tourette Association of America (TAA), the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), was completed which analyzed over 2,400 people with TS and 4,000 people without…

Ringing in 2017 with Tourette Syndrome

“New Year’s Day. A fresh start. A new chapter in life waiting to be written. New questions to be asked, embraced, and loved. Answers to be discovered and then lived in this transformative year of delight and self-discovery.” (1) Sarah Ban Breathnach Setting New Year’s Resolutions is a common tradition that help many people set…

How to Increase Awareness of TS in your Community

May 15-June 15 2015 is national Tourette Awareness Month.  Many clinics and counties are prompting awareness of Tourette Syndrome across the county.  If you are looking for ways to increase awareness in community, explore the following options. Join or create a Tourette Association of America support group Join the online Tourette Community with Facebooks, blogging, and…

Social Concerns Related to Tourette Syndrome

Occasionally children with Tourette Syndrome can demonstrate difficulties with peer and adult social relationships. Having appropriate social skills is an important part of development, peer relations and school success. Many times, children with poor social skills can be extremely bright, but are limited in school because of their delayed social skills. Recognizing the signs and…

Benefits of Rehab Services for Management of Tourette Syndrome

Occupational, Speech and Physical Therapy services are skilled trained professionals that assist in the rehab process of various conditions throughout one’s lifespan. Rehab services are widely and commonly utilized for management of orthopedic conditions such as pain, broken bones or developmental delays in various forms. Occupational Therapy is now becoming more and more involved with…

How to get involved with Tourette Association of America (TAA)

The Tourette Asssociation of America (TAA)  is a great resource for families, children, adults, educators and physicians for education on Tourette Syndrome diagnosis and treatment.  The TSA is actively involed in adovating for those who struggle with TS.  Our goal, as a clinic, is to serve closely with the TSA in promoting education and training for…

Gainesville/Lake City Support Group for Tics/Tourette’s

It is here… With the help of community members and staff, we are pleased to share that a Tic/Tourette Support Group has been formed in the Gainesville and Lake City areas.  The meeting times and places will vary, so please contact Heather Simpson or Florida TSA for information regarding upcoming meetings. The group will have…