A child with Tourette Syndrome in the classroom may bear the outward appearance of a child with
problems: defiant, stubborn, emitting sounds, displaying unusual physical mannerisms, unwilling
He may be disciplined for things he cannot control and given low grades for things he cannot accomplish.
is probably teased and sometimes imitated by other students.
TSA's Education materials are designed to help students, parents, families, educators, clinicians, and others
understand, address and manage symptoms of Tourette Syndrome in the school and other settings. By offering
essential TS information, we want to promote optimal teaching and learning, end stigma and promote acceptance
TS in school settings.
In partnership with the CDC, TSA
conducts FREE Medical, and Allied Professional education seminars
and allied professional education
many of which are viewable on this website, and distributed
at these sessions. Click here for more information about these programs, which can be presented at your Medical facility, School District, or professional educators association, medical or allied professional organization.
TSA Seminar for Educators (order free DVD set or view online)
"Tourette Syndrome in the Classroom, School & Community"
TSA’s newest and best education resource. Filmed at a full-day, live presentation Tourette Syndrome In The Classroom, School & Community features the TSA Education Committee addressing a wide range of essential topics. Click here to order your FREE copy of the DVD set, or click here to view online.
Audio Education Conferences
TSA Education Committee audio presentations with slides - free - listen or download to your IPOD/MP3 player - click here for topics, program information and links to audio files.
Resources include video, thoughtful articles, providing ideas and strategies to help educators effectively manage this issue - click here.
Webstream with slide show, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY STRATEGIES FOR TOURETTE SYNDROME - Marge
COTA. Of particular interest to educators and school-based clinicians. Click here to view.
Books and Videos with Teachers' Resources
HBO Documentary, I Have Tourette's But Tourette's Doesn't Have Me.
The DVD features content shown on the HBO broadcast plus a variety of resources for educators, families, and children interested in learning more about Tourette Syndrome, and supplementary information from experts John Walkup, M.D., Susan Conners, M.Ed., and Evan Trost, M.D. DVD available through our online store (#DVD-13M, DVD-13NM, DVD-13V).
FREE TEACHER'S GUIDE! Click here to View or Download
In this novel, Carrie, a seventh-grade girl has just been diagnosed with TS. Targeted to early teens, Quit It explores Carrie's struggles to cope with TS while trying to fit in with her peers.
Free School Reading Program and Sample Lesson Plan Using Quit It. Click here.
School-Based Educator/Clinician Programs
TSA offers programs to special education directors, IEP team chairpersons, regular and special education teachers, school psychologists and social workers, school nurses, paraprofessionals, speech therapists, occupational therapists in professional association, conference, and university settings. Presentations are given on Tourette Syndrome and associated disorders; attendees receive course materials and CEU Approved Credit if available (click here for program details and contact information)
Publications & Videos
Education videos and publications (visit our online store ), guides for School Administrators, School Psychologists, Nurses and more; many publications are available for immediate download.