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Front of the Class
Brad Cohen
1889242241
Sept 2005
Hardcover
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People magazine, September 12, 2005
Book Bonus section is four-page article titled "Special Educator," reflecting the inspiration Brad Cohen brings to his classes.

Senator Johnny Isakson, Georgia
"I have observed the magic of Brad Cohen in the classroom. He has turned . . . his life into inspiration."

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Teaching the Tiger: A Handbook for Individuals Involved in the Education of Students with Attention Deficit Disorders, Tourette Syndrome or Obsessiv
Marilyn Pierce Dornbush
1878267345
August 1995
Paperback
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Book Description
Provides information to teachers and parents to aid in the teaching of students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Tourette Syndrome or Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

From the Publisher
Where can parents learn how to help the schools help their child? What do you tell the school once a diagnosis has been made? Where can teachers learn how to teach these children? Where can you learn to help your child? In Teaching The Tiger

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Tourette's Syndrome
Mary Robertson
019852398X
Jan 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
...a concise reference explaining the causes of Tourette's syndrome, as well as treatments and coping strategies.

Book Info
Press. Univ. Hospital, London, U.K. Pocket-sized explanation of the questions and problems that children with Tourette's syndrome and their families face. For the layperson, general reader, and medical professional. Softcover. Trim size: 7.5 x 5 inches.


Tourette's Syndrome Tics, Obsessions, Compulsions
James F. Leckman
0471113751
Oct 2001
Paperback
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From The New England Journal of Medicine, September 30, 1999
In 1885, the French neurologist Georges Gilles de la Tourette, describing the first nine patients with Gilles de la Tourette syndrome, stated, "Everything is extraordinary in this disease: the name is ridiculous, its symptoms peculiar, its character equivocal, its cause unknown, its treatment problematical." More than a century later, this statement still holds, although the name of the disease has been changed to Tourette's syndrome (or Tourette's disorder). Considered rare and exotic at that time, Tourette's syndrome is a relatively common childhood-onset disorder characterized by multiple motor and vocal tics. Often lifelong in duration, the full syndrome affects up to 1 person in 2500 and the partial forms two or three times that many. In addition to tics, most patients...


Motherless Brooklyn
Jonathan Lethem
0385491832
September 14, 1999
Hardcover
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Book Review
Pop quiz. Please complete the following sentence: "There are days when I get up in the morning and stagger into the bathroom and begin running water and then I look up and I don't even recognize my own _." If you answered face, then your name is obviously not Jonathan Lethem. Instead of taking the easy out, the genre-busting novelist concludes this by-the-numbers string of words with toothbrush in the mirror.

This brilliant sentence and a lot of other really excellent ones compose Lethem's engaging fifth novel, Motherless Brooklyn. Lionel Essrog, a detective suffering from Tourette's syndrome, spins the narrative as he tracks down the killer of his boss, Frank Minna. Minna enlisted Lionel and his friends when they were teenagers living at Saint Vincent's Home for Boys, ostensibly to perform odd jobs (we're talking...



Motherless Brooklyn
Jonathan Lethem
0375724834
October 2000
Paperback
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Book Review
Pop quiz. Please complete the following sentence: "There are days when I get up in the morning and stagger into the bathroom and begin running water and then I look up and I don't even recognize my own _." If you answered face, then your name is obviously not Jonathan Lethem. Instead of taking the easy out, the genre-busting novelist concludes this by-the-numbers string of words with toothbrush in the mirror.

This brilliant sentence and a lot of other really excellent ones compose Lethem's engaging fifth novel, Motherless Brooklyn. Lionel Essrog, a detective suffering from Tourette's syndrome, spins the narrative as he tracks down the killer of his boss, Frank Minna. Minna enlisted Lionel and his friends when they were teenagers living at Saint Vincent's Home for Boys, ostensibly to perform odd jobs (we're talking...



Tourette's Syndrome
Mitzi Waltz
0596500076
Jan 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Tourette's syndrome is a neurological disorder usually diagnosed in childhood. It is characterized by tics: physical jerks and involuntary vocalizations. Some people with Tourette's also have other brain-based disorders, particularly attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Tourette's syndrome can be a minor challenge or a truly devastating disability. People with Tourette's often experience anxiety, embarrassment, sometimes even harassment. Their symptoms can prevent them from having a normal childhood, building good relationships, achieving their best in school, or finding menaingful employment. The effects of this disruption can be painful and lifelong. The good news is that Tourette's is very treatable and sometimes subsides with age. With prompt,...


Kids in the Syndrome Mix of ADHD, LD, Asperger's, Tourette's, Bipolar and More!: The One Stop Guide for Parents, Teachers, and Other Professionals
Martin L. Kutscher
1843108100
September 2005
Hardcover
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Kirkus Reports
A sparkling, granite-strong steppingstone from which to launch further investigations into the conditions Kutscher covers.

Library Journal
As the first book to cover such a wide range of disorders for lay readers, this is highly recommended.

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The Official Parent's Sourcebook on Tourette Syndrome
Icon Health Publications
059783122X
Nov 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
This book has been created for parents who have decided to make education and research an integral part of the treatment process. Although it also gives information useful to doctors, caregivers and other health professionals, it tells parents where and how to look for information covering virtually all topics related to tourette syndrome (also Chronic Motor Tic; Chronic Multiple Tics; Gilles de la Tourette syndrome; Gilles de la Tourette's disease; Gilles de la Tourette's syndrome; Habit Spasms), from the essentials to the most advanced areas of research. The title of this book includes the word official. This reflects the fact that the sourcebook draws from public, academic, government, and peer-reviewed research. Selected readings from various agencies are reproduced to give you some of the latest official...


Tourette Syndrome and Human Behavior
David E. Comings
1878267280
April 1990
Paperback
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Book Description
The story of how Tourette syndrome, a common hereditary disorder, provides insights into the cause and treatment of a wide range of human behavioral problems. It covers diagnosis, associated behaviors including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, learning disorders, dyslexia, conduct disorder, obsessive-compulsive behaviors, alcoholism, drug abuse, obesity, depression, panic attacks, phobias, night terrors, bed wetting, sleep disturbances, lying, stealing, inappropriate sexual behavior, and others, brain structure and chemistry, treatment and implications for society, over 2,500 references, 30 page Tourette syndrome-Human Behavior Questionnaire, and Extensive index

About the Author
David E. Comings, M.D.is theDirector of the Tourette Syndrome Clinic and the Department of...


Children with Tourette Syndrome: A Parent's Guide
Tracy Haerle (Editor)
0933149441
May 1992
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Tourette Syndrome (TS) is a physical disorder of the brain that causes involuntary muscle tics and vocal noises; obsessive-compulsive and attention deficit disorders are frequently present as well. Because symptoms of TS generally appear before the age of seven, this guide is a particularly important addition to the literature on this long-misunderstood and misdiagnosed illness. The medical, educational, social, and legal issues associated with TS are addressed through clear and comprehensive essays written by specialists and parents. The book also provides parents with useful coping strategies while focusing on ways to encourage children to reach their highest potential. Each chapter concludes with candid statements by parents that convey the pain and triumphs associated with this disorder. Recommended for public...


Tourette Syndrome - A Medical Dictionary, Bibliography, and Annotated Research Guide to Internet References
Icon Health Publications
0597840997
Jan 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
In March 2001, the National Institutes of Health issued the following warning: "The number of Web sites offering health-related resources grows every day. Many sites provide valuable information, while others may have information that is unreliable or misleading." Furthermore, because of the rapid increase in Internet-based information, many hours can be wasted searching, selecting, and printing.This book was created for medical professionals, students, and members of the general public who want to conduct medical research using the most advanced tools available and spending the least amount of time doing so.

Download Description
This is a 3-in-1 reference book. It gives a complete medical dictionary covering hundreds of terms and expressions relating to Tourette syndrome. It...


Hi, I'm Adam: A Child's Book about Tourette Syndrome
Adam Buehrens
1878267299
November 1990
Paperback
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Book Description
A child's story of how it feels to have Tourette syndrome and hyperactivity (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder).

From the Publisher
"If you child has Tourette syndrome this book will help them to realize they are not alone. Adam has written about his frustrations, fears and embarrassments, as well as his successes. He has a simple message of others, "Learn about what you have, then teach others about Tourette syndrome."

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Icy Sparks
Gwyn Hyman Rubio
1402814240

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A Cursing Brain
Howard I. Kushner
0674003861
Sept 2000
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Since the 1970s, the Tourette Syndrome Association has attempted to educate Americans to react compassionately to the startling involuntary gestures and vocalizations, sometimes shocking or obscene, of Tourettes patients. An increasingly common North American diagnosis, Tourette syndrome affects 2.9 to 5.2 per 100,000 Americans, most frequently male. Kushner (history of medicine, San Diego State Univ.) describes the shifting histories of this syndrome since it was first described by French neurologist Georges Gilles de la Tourette in 1885. Experts have variously attributed the Tourette complex of behaviors to moral defects, neurological damage, repressed sexual urges, and chemical imbalances. Such explanations, Kushner argues, conceal cultural assumptions that prevent physicians from fully hearing their patients...


A Cursing Brain
Howard I. Kushner
0674180224
Jan 1999
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Since the 1970s, the Tourette Syndrome Association has attempted to educate Americans to react compassionately to the startling involuntary gestures and vocalizations, sometimes shocking or obscene, of Tourettes patients. An increasingly common North American diagnosis, Tourette syndrome affects 2.9 to 5.2 per 100,000 Americans, most frequently male. Kushner (history of medicine, San Diego State Univ.) describes the shifting histories of this syndrome since it was first described by French neurologist Georges Gilles de la Tourette in 1885. Experts have variously attributed the Tourette complex of behaviors to moral defects, neurological damage, repressed sexual urges, and chemical imbalances. Such explanations, Kushner argues, conceal cultural assumptions that prevent physicians from fully hearing their patients...


Tics and Tourette Syndrome
Uttom Chowdhury
184310203X
January 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
This essential guide to tic disorders and Tourette Syndrome tackles problems faced both at home and at school, such as adjusting to the diagnosis, the effect on siblings and classroom difficulties. Dr. Chowdhury offers advice on how to manage symptoms, describing psychological techniques such as habit reversal and massed practice and reviewing available medical treatments. In clear, accessible language, this book explains the clinical signs and symptoms of Tourette and related conditions, and their possible causes. Presenting practical strategies for dealing with associated difficulties, including low self-esteem, anger-management and bullying, this book will be invaluable to parents, teachers, social workers other professionals.

Book Info
Lutton Community Mental Health Trust,...


Tourette Syndrome
Marlene Targ Brill
0761321012
Apr 2002
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 6 & Up--Tourette's, a surprisingly common (1 in 2000) and compelling physical condition of unknown origin, is introduced through the stories of three teens who experience a range of motor and vocal tics ranging from the simple to the complex. Chapters follow a logical progression covering description, causes and triggers, treatments (medical, behavioral, and dietary, all aimed at management, not cure), home and school challenges, and development of coping skills. Since the condition also impacts all those in the person's proximity, social aspects are addressed at length. Effective black-and-white photos illustrate many of the symptoms and management strategies, and the glossary and resources are extensive. Students will find their questions addressed and clearly answered in this book.Mary R. Hofmann,...


Tourette Syndrome
Elaine Landau
053111399X
March 1998
Library Binding
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From School Library Journal
Grade 6 Up-Landau presents a look at this neurological disorder whose sufferers are prone to sudden and involuntary movements or sounds. The text makes it clear that while the cause is not known, there are medications that can help control the symptoms. In addition to the tics most commonly associated with the syndrome, many people are also afflicted with obsessive-compulsive disorder, attention deficit, or learning disabilities. The writing is clear and well organized, and the author includes a list of books, organizations, and Internet resources for further information. The quotes from people with TS and their families are particularly touching, making the text that much more approachable. An excellent overview of a misunderstood condition.Christine A. Moesch, Buffalo & Erie County Public Library,...


I Can't Stop!: A Story About Tourette Syndrome
Holly L. Niner, Meryl Treatner (Illustrator)
0807536202
September 30, 2005
Library Binding
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From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 4–At first, Nathan can't stop winking. When it ceases, he repeatedly sniffs. Head snapping replaces the sniffing. The child's repetitive behaviors upset his family and his friend Josh; they also distract his classmates. Although Nathan's age is not stated, Treatner's realistic artwork in a painterly style suggests that he is in an intermediate grade. When he becomes tearful and distraught over his inability to stop what he is doing, his parents finally take him to a doctor. Diagnosed with Tourette syndrome, Nathan learns to control new repetitive behaviors, called tics, without medication. Niner's informative but didactic story includes factual details about this compulsive disorder. An introduction for parents and teachers gives more information about it and notes that tics are...


Tourette Syndrome
John Walkup
0781799708
Mar 2006
Hardcover
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