Understanding Tourette Syndrome

And Its Effects On Learning

A Professional Development Round Table Forum

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Monday, May 2, 2016

with Kathy Giordano, Tourette Education Specialist


9:00-11:00 am, with check-in with light continental breakfast from 8:00 am


1:00 -3:00 pm, with check-in with light afternoon refreshments from 12:30 pm


29 Commerce Drive

Bedford NH 03110

www.seresc.net 603 206-6800

Who Should Attend:

General and special educators; School nurses, School psychologists, counselors, and other school-based allied professionals.

Grade level Pre-K to 12

About Understanding Tourette Syndrome

This program will provide an overview of Tourette Syndrome (TS), common co-occurring conditions, the impact on learning, and strategies that can be implemented based on students’ needs.

Tourette Syndrome is a neurodevelopmental disorder that is commonly misunderstood and often mismanaged in the school setting. While TS has been misperceived as a behavioral or conduct disorder, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) recognizes TS as neurological condition, under the category of Other Health Impairment. IDEA has increased the responsibilities of school districts to educate their personnel in working effectively with students with all disabilities, including TS.

**Please Note:

Funding for this conference was made possible in part by the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention.

The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U. S. Government.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn the characteristics of TS.
  2. Identify the most common disorders and difficulties associated with TS.
  3. Discuss the impact of these disorders on classroom performance.
  4. Identify classroom strategies and techniques for working with children who have TS.

About the Presenter:

Kathy Giordano is the Tourette Association's Education Specialist. She has a background in teaching Grade 7-12 English and was an education advocate from 1995 to 2014 at The Advocacy Center in Rochester, NY. Additionally, Kathy owned and operated Tourette Plus, providing educational and behavioral consultant services to school districts and human service agencies. Kathy and her husband Tony have three adult children, two of whom have TS and common related disorders. She recently authored a book titled A Family’s Quest for Rhythm: Living with Tourette, ADD, OCD and Challenging Behaviors. For over twenty-five years, Kathy has presented nationally and internationally providing information to assists educators in recognizing, understanding and developing positive plans for students with Tourette Syndrome and other neurodevelopmental disorders.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Registration information for Morning Session, click here.

Cost: $ 35.00 per person.

Registration for Afternoon Session, click here.

Cost $ 35.00 per person.

Participants will receive a certificate of attendance for 2 contact hours

Registrations close one week before the date of the event. Due to the format of the Round Tables space is limited. If you are interested in registering after the closing date we will attempt to honor your requests.

Questions? Contact Sabrina Bryant at 603 206-6800 or Sabrina@seresc.net

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**Refunds will not be given if the request is received less than 7 days prior to the event.

**Refunds will not be given for “no shows”.

**SERESC accepts substitution of another person. 24 hour advanced notice is appreciated.

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