Tic Disorders and Learning Disability: Clinical Characteristics, Cognitive Performance and Comorbidity
Australasian Journal of Special Education
Article by Valsamma Eapen, Rudi Crncec, Sarah McPherson and Corina Snedden December 2013, PDF, 12 pages
Download the full article HERE AJSE article
TSAA worked with the Federal Department of Education’s Office with Minister Dan Tehan to produce a podcast resource on Tourette Syndrome for the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data website.
Classroom adjustments: Tourette Syndrome
This podcast is part of a series that highlights adjustments that can be made in the classroom to enable students with disability to access and participate in education on the same basis as their peers.
The NCCD website has information, resources and professional learning for educators.
What is the NCCD?
Under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA) and the Disability Standards for Education 2005 (the Standards), Australian students with disability must be able to access and participate in education on the same basis as their peers. To ensure this, students with disability may receive adjustments to access education, based on the professional judgement of teachers, in consultation with the student and/or their parents, guardians or carers.
The Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD) gives Australian schools, parents, guardians and carers, education authorities and the community information about the number of students with disability in schools and the adjustments they receive. The Australian Education Regulation 2013 requires all schools to report the data collected for the NCCD to the Australian Government on an annual basis.
An investigation into the societal perceptions and stigma that surround Tourette Syndrome and the effect this has on those who live with the disorder.
By Estelle Winders
Download the full article HERE Ticced Off! by Estelle Winders
Every Brain Tics Differently
Our “Every Brain Tics Differently” campaign consists of a kit for educators. The positive words—PARTICIPATE, STATISTICS, TACTICS, ECLECTIC, REALISTIC AND ARTICULATE, playfully provide direction for families and educators to better understand and proactively support TS.
Download TSAA's FREE Every brain Tics Differently Kit NOW!
Download TSAA's 2016 Press Release to share our message.
Where There Is No Child Psychiatrist – eBook
Valsamma Eapen, Philip Graham and Shoba Srinath
Available free of cost as E-book through the Royal College of Psychiatrists as a PDF or as Epub version
or through Amazon as free app for kindle readers
Talent over Tourettes
Below is a free resource kit to download.
The resource consists of an activity kit for use by families, teachers and counsellors as a tool to encourage personal development. The kit includes 4 posters, a spin wheel and game. The aim of the game is to engage and encourage discovery of interests and hobbies via questions and answers leading to finding their ‘Talent over Tourettes’ to assist children with Tourette Syndrome to raise self-esteem and success through hyperfocus. When a person with TS is absorbed in a task requiring focus their tics often subside. This state of hyperfocus can provide relief from tics and help the child experience success.
Click on each item to download
Below is a free 'Stop!' poster to download.
TSAA MULTI-LANGUAGE BROCHURES for FREE download
Biography of Dr. Giles de la Tourette
Compliments Hermann Krämer, The German Tourette Association.