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  • Leaflets

  • Education

    About Me Leaflet

    This document is shown in our Tics and Transition video - a resource providing strategies and advice for children, parents and teachers; presented by specialist teacher, Katie Skinner.

    You can watch the video on our You Tube channel

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  • Education - advice for parents

    Tourette Syndrome is not a learning disability but some of the symptoms and co-morbidities can have a substantial impact on a child’s ability to learn.

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  • Education - guidance for people with TS going to university

    TA has put together information that might be useful if you are going to university and have Tourette Syndrome.

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  • Education - post-16 education options for people with TS

    There are plenty of options available to you after you leave school at 16 or 18. You don’t have to go into work straight away, and you don’t have to do something academic to continue studying if you don’t want to.

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  • Factsheet - Coprolalia

    Coprophenomena is the involuntary expression of socially unacceptable words or gestures including Coprolalia, Coprographia and Copropraxia.

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  • Key Facts for Teachers

    This leaflets outlines the most important things that teachers need to know when working with a pupil who has Tourette Syndrome.

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  • Children & young people

    TS Social Story

    A learning tool to help support the exchange of information between children with TS and their teachers, friends and others in social situations.

    Download 1598275011_TA-Social-Story-A4-v4.pdf

  • Videos

  • A school-based exercise to demonstrate how concentration can be impaired by tics

    Harvey is passionate about informing teachers about TS, and wanted to make a short video to demonstrate how TS can be a barrier to learning.

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  • About TS

    Dance, Yoga and how it's helped my TS

    Clair Beckett, professional dancer, yoga teacher and theatre company director talks about her experience of movement based practices and how they support her TS.

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  • About TS

    Things Not To Say To People With Tourette Syndrome

    The fantastic BBC3 series 'Things Not To Say To People', that helps break down stereotypes and myths about social groups have made an episode on Tourette Syndrome.

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  • Tic Talk: School Transition

    This video is part of our 'Tic Talk' series, in which we have collaborated with Specialist Teacher - Katie Skinner - to bring strategies and advice to children, parents and teachers about topics relating to school and TS.

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  • What makes me tic

    Find out how these inspiring young people manage their condition and other people's reaction throughout their everyday lives.

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  • Books

  • Tic Disorders - A Guide for Parents and Professionals

    Uttom Chowdhury and Tara Murphy. Foreword by Suzanne Dobson, Chief Executive of Tourettes Action UK.

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  • Presentations

  • Education

    About Me Leaflet

    This document is shown in our Tics and Transition video - a resource providing strategies and advice for children, parents and teachers; presented by specialist teacher, Katie Skinner.

    You can watch the video on our You Tube channel

    Download 1567358145_About-me-leaflet-example.jpg

  • Managing My Worries

    This document is shown in our Tics and Transition video - a resource providing strategies and advice for children, parents and teachers; presented by specialist teacher, Katie Skinner.

    You can watch the video on our You Tube channel

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  • Once Upon A Tic

    This is the journey of a young girl Alice, transitioning from primary to secondary school, and looks at some of the difficulties she faces in this journey, and the support she receives to make the process more manageable. In our story Alice and her mother use the resources from Tourettes Action to educate both her teachers and peers on her condition, to help improve her time in school.   Please note that the illustrations are narrated in the notes section of the powerpoint.

     

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  • Restricted Presentation: TS in Schools

    This presentation is aimed at education professionals to provide basic awareness of Tourette Syndrome, and how it can effect children in school.  It aims to cultivate understanding of TS, the challenges young people may face, and provides practical strategies on how to best support these students.  

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  • Education

    Reframing my thoughts

    This document is shown in our Tics and Anxiety video - a resource providing strategies and advice for children, parents and teachers; presented by specialist teacher, Katie Skinner.

    You can watch the video on our You Tube channel

    Download 1572276335_Reframing-my-thoughts.pdf

  • Education

    STAR Chart

    This document is shown in our Tics and Anxiety video - a resource providing strategies and advice for children, parents and teachers; presented by specialist teacher, Katie Skinner.

    You can watch the video on our You Tube channel

    Download 1572276905_STAR-chart.pdf

  • Education

    Using Apps

    This document is shown in our Tics and Anxiety video - a resource providing strategies and advice for children, parents and teachers; presented by specialist teacher, Katie Skinner.

    You can watch the video on our You Tube channel

    Download 1572276987_Using-Apps.pdf

  • Education

    What If Board Part 1

    This document is shown in our Tics and Transition video - a resource providing strategies and advice for children, parents and teachers; presented by specialist teacher, Katie Skinner.

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  • Education

    What If Board Part 2

    This document is shown in our Tics and Transition video - a resource providing strategies and advice for children, parents and teachers; presented by specialist teacher, Katie Skinner.

    You can watch the video on our You Tube channel

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  • Restricted What is TS? A presentation for Primary School children

    This presentation has been designed to inform young people about Tourette Syndrome; and help friends and family better understand how they can support someone living with this condition.

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  • Restricted What is TS? A presentation for Secondary School children

    This presentation has been designed with young adults of secondary school age in mind. It's aim is to inform about the complexities of Tourette Syndrome and to dispel some misconceptions around the condition. By increasing TS knowledge amongst pupils, this will hopefully breed acceptance and understanding of the condition.

     

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  • Website links

  • BBC Bitesize article

    What is it like to have Tourette Syndrome when you’re a teenager?

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  • Research paper: Difficulties experienced by young people with Tourette syndrome in secondary school

    Difficulties experienced by young people with Tourette syndrome in secondary school: a mixed methods description of self, parent and staff perspectives.

     

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  • Press cuttings

  • 'On the tic' - SEN Magazine, March 2013

    TA Chief Executive, Suzanne Dobson, writes in SEN magazine about how TS affects pupils and what schools can do to help.

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  • About TS

    New Scientist article: People with Tourette's may find it easier to pick up new skills

    People with Tourette's syndrome seem to have enhanced memory that could make them better at learning tasks unconsciously, such as speaking a second language or driving a car.

    Download 1522229004_new_scientist_procedural-memory.pdf

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