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Special Education needs
School children with TS as a group have the same IQ range as the population at large, but the prevalence of TS in special educational needs groups is higher than across the whole school population. TS, especially combined with attention deficits, often calls for special educational assistance. Tape recorders or computers for reading and writing problems, untimed exams in a private room, and permission to leave the classroom when tics become overwhelming are often helpful.
It is important that TS is recognised and understood in the school so that children with TS are not, for example, punished for their tics.
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Moore Blatch Solicitors have offered half an hour's free legal advice to anyone experiencing problems with education provision. Their website is www.educationlawsolutions.co.uk.
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