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Teaching the Tiger

M Dornbush (1995)

Teaching the Tiger is a practical reference book for educators working with students who have Tourette Syndrome, Attention Deficit Disorder, and/or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. (As the author explains, these disorders are linked in that they are all disorders of impulse control; many Touretters also have symptoms of the other two disorders.)

Descriptions of the disorders and explanations of associated symptoms are clear, well-written and jargon-free. The authors do an excellent job of explaining how these disorders affect emotions, thought processes, and overt behavior. Suggested educational techniques are practical, "everyday useful" kinds of interventions that are clearly and logically linked both to the situations in which their use is appropriate and to educational goals for the student.

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"People need to know that TS is involuntary. We don't need pity, but some will always need help, support and understanding"