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The Tourettes Action Blog

The Tourettes Action blog gives people with Tourette Syndrome (TS) a space to talk about how the condition affects them. We hope that by explaining what life is really like to have or to live with someone who has TS, we can fight the stigma about the condition.

If you would like to write about your experiences of TS, we would love to hear from you. Please email us to find out more and discuss what you might like to write about.


November 2016

  • Adolescents’ Perception of their Peers with Tourette’s Syndrome: An Exploratory study

    Melina Malli is a PhD researcher at the Tizard Centre in the University of Kent. She has also worked with people with TS as a special educational teacher. With her supervisor Professor Rachel Forrester-Jones they aim to develop an intervention to improve tic-free teenagers' attitudes towards their peers with TS. In order to achieve that, they needed to investigate what teenagers without TS thought about their peers with TS and how they believed they would behave and act around them. Their finding, taken from 22 participants without TS, provides insight into what an effective intervention should have in order to improve school experience for those with TS.

    Posted Mon 21st Nov 2016 at 13:17
    by Melina Malli

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