logo
g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
Action Movies
Bible Basics
Houseplants
Romance Movies
Creativity
Family Travel
Southwest USA


dailyclick
All times in EST

Clairvoyance: 08:00 PM

Full Schedule
g
g Special Education Site

BellaOnline's Special Education Editor

g

Preparing for Success with Tourette's Syndrome


Students with Other Health Impairments can achieve success in school. Tourette's Syndrome can have an effect on student performance. A few simple strategies can decrease stress and increase a positive outcome in the classroom.

Tourette's Syndrome is a neurological disorder that occurs in the brain. It is generally characterized by repetitive movements and/or vocalizations that are repetitive. They are commonly known as tics. It is common for children to develop tics as a secondary disability along with other health impairments, such as ADHD.

Tics are involuntary, but some students can suppress the symptoms. When tics are triggered, learning may become difficult for the child or other students in the classroom. The educational environment should be determined on an individual basis. Tics can have an effect on social skills, as well as academic performance.

When teaching children, it is important to hook the attention of students at the beginning of the class period. This is called hooking your studentsí interest during prime time. Adjustments to classroom delivery can be made if the tics begin to affect learning.

Accommodations and modifications are sometimes needed in the classroom. If the child qualifies for special education services, the needs of the child will be discussed in the IEP meeting. The classroom setting should also be discussed during the meeting. The child may need to be taught in a small group setting, regular education setting, or even a special school. These things are dependent on the severity of the tics, as well as any other disabilities that the child may possess.

According to Hunter, information introduced at the beginning of any sequence is more easily learned and better remembered than equally difficult material encountered later in that same sequence. More effort is usually exerted when students know what to expect from the lesson. Teachers should take advantage of teaching time during the beginning of the class period. This time should be used effectively. This time can be used to review concepts and techniques. These things can be done the following ways: direct a review question to the entire class, ask students to write something independently, review the basics, or give feedback.

Flexibility and patience must be used when teaching students with Tourette's Syndrome. Some cases of tics can be annoying. Some cases of tics can include barking, cursing, twitching, and blinking, It can be mistaken as intentional disturbances. Keep in mind that certain triggers can increase the severity. Because it is a neurological disorder, it cannot always be controlled. Make learning as fun as possible while delivering content.
Add Preparing+for+Success+with+Tourette%27s+Syndrome to Twitter Add Preparing+for+Success+with+Tourette%27s+Syndrome to Facebook Add Preparing+for+Success+with+Tourette%27s+Syndrome to MySpace Add Preparing+for+Success+with+Tourette%27s+Syndrome to Del.icio.us Digg Preparing+for+Success+with+Tourette%27s+Syndrome Add Preparing+for+Success+with+Tourette%27s+Syndrome to Yahoo My Web Add Preparing+for+Success+with+Tourette%27s+Syndrome to Google Bookmarks Add Preparing+for+Success+with+Tourette%27s+Syndrome to Stumbleupon Add Preparing+for+Success+with+Tourette%27s+Syndrome to Reddit




RSS | Related Articles | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | Previous Features | Site Map


For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Special Education Newsletter


Past Issues


print
Printer Friendly
bookmark
Bookmark
tell friend
Tell a Friend
forum
Forum
email
Email Editor


Content copyright © 2014 by Celestine A. Jones. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Celestine A. Jones. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Celestine A. Jones for details.

g


g features
How to Motivate Your Child

Adaptive Behavior

Accommodation and Modification Differences

Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor