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TSA Education Programs for
Medical/Allied Professionals
and
Education/School Based Teachers/Clinicians

September 1, 2011 - The national Tourette Syndrome Association (TSA), a membership driven, non-profit organization dedicated to serving all people with Tourette Syndrome (TS), enters an unprecedented eighth year program partnership with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, offering education and outreach programs to promote medical awareness of TS as well as training for educational and allied professionals.

Free Medical, Education, and Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT) sessions will be offered. See below for full program details.

CDCProgramMap
illustration credit: U. S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

If your Medical facility, School District, or professional educators, medical or allied professional organization
is interested in having TSA present any of these programs in your area, contact
:

Gary Frank, ACSW, LCSW
Executive Vice President
Tourette Syndrome Association (TSA)
gary.frank@tsa-usa.org
718-224-2999 ext. 235



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Program 1 of 3: MEDICAL AND ALLIED PROFESSIONALS -  DIAGNOSING AND TREATING TOURETTE SYNDROME

Participants will receive

  • Authoritative information on Tourette Syndrome, common co-occurring conditions, differential diagnosis, and information about the latest treatments, medications, and case management

  • A comprehensive CD-DVD featuring practice parameters, important published papers, and useful videos

  • Access to online medical education resources on TSA’s website http://tsa-usa.org

  • Opportunity to be included on TSA’s physician and Allied Professional Referral lists.
    The Tourette Syndrome Association (TSA) maintains state Professional Referral Listings (PRL) to provide to inquirers in their home areas. The professionals listed have indicated that they have had prior experience, expertise and an interest in diagnosing and/or treating people with Tourette Syndrome.
    Click here if you are interested in being included on these lists.

    Click HERE to read/print the Full Program Announcement for these Medical Education programs in Adobe Acrobat™ format

Program 2 of 3:  EDUCATING CHILDREN WITH TOURETTE SYNDROME AND ASSOCIATED DISORDERS

The number of bookings may be limited. Some requests may receive partial supports at program discretion.

Participants will receive

  • Authoritative information on Tourette Syndrome and its associated disorders including ADHD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Learning Disabilities, and more

  • Attendees will receive comprehensive CDs and DVDs with the most recent TSA educational articles, brochures and useful videos. Included is the EMMY AWARD WINNING TSA-HBO video “I Have Tourette’s, But Tourette’s Doesn’t Have Me”. Other materials include the “Catalog of Accommodations for Students with TS and Associated Disorders”, “Conducting a Functional Behavioral Assessment and Writing a Positive Behavioral Intervention Plan for a Student with TS”, and “Writing an IEP for a Student with TS and Associated Disorders”.

  • Access to information on TSA website http://tsa-usa.org

    Click HERE to read/print the Full Program Announcement for these Education programs in Adobe Acrobat™ format

Program 3 of 3: TRAINING PROGRAMS ON COMPREHENSIVE BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTION FOR TICS (CBIT)
Tested in two parallel multi-site randomized clinical trials, the CBIT procedures combine elements of habit reversal training with psychoeducation and function-based behavioral interventions. Principle Investigators of the NIMH-funded studies will conduct the sessions. All programs are free of charge.

Participants will benefit from:

  • Authoritative information on TS and its common co-occurring conditions, the impact of environmental events on tics, and the research data supporting the CBIT treatment intervention;

  • Detailed description and examples of the behavioral treatment protocol used in CBIT;

  • A free copy of the newly published CBIT treatment manual and a comprehensive CD-DVD featuring practice parameters, important published papers, and useful videos;

  • Access to online medical education resources on TSA’s website;

  • The opportunity to be added to TSA’s physician and allied professional
    state referral lists

    Our staff will work with your designee to develop the program.

    Click HERE to read/print the Full Program Announcement in Adobe Acrobat™ format

To find out more about joining TSA's physician and allied professional lists, click here.

For more information or to schedule a program, please contact:

Gary Frank, ACSW
Executive Vice President
Tourette Syndrome Association (TSA)
gary.frank@tsa-usa.org
718-224-2999 ext. 235



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