Tics and Tourette Syndrome: A Handbook for Parents and Professionals
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley
ISBN 10: 184310203X
ISBN 13: 978-1843102038
This essential guide to tic disorders and Tourette Syndrome tackles problems faced both at home and at school, such as adjusting to the diagnosis, the effect on siblings and classroom difficulties. Dr Chowdhury offers advice on how to manage symptoms, describing practical techniques such as habit reversal and massed practice and reviewing available medical treatments. In clear, accessible language, this book explains the clinical signs and symptoms of Tourette and related conditions, and their possible causes. Presenting strategies for dealing with associated difficulties, including low self-esteem, anger-management and bullying, this book will be invaluable to parents, teachers, social workers and other professionals.
Dr. Chowdhury provides us with a handbook that is both academic and self help. This book defines Tourette Syndrome and associated disorders and the medications (traditional and non-traditional used to treat them) while at the same time, acknowledging the expertise of the parents by providing instructional chapters on helping their children deal with bullying and how to improve self esteem.This is truly a handbook worth reading and keeping close at hand as it offers other helpful insight and suggestions on how to get your child to do the things that you want him to, how to praise him and suggestions on setting limits and time-outs. This book is easy to read and without jargon. -- The Green Leaflet (Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada)
This is an excellent, practical book, which is ideal for parents of children with TS, professionals and teachers. All through the book, Dr Chowdhury makes references to the research behind the clinical advice that he gives. As well as giving good information about the diagnosis of tics and TS, he takes a broad perspective of TS and looks at the effects of TS on the whole person (including emotional, educational and functional effects). The writing is clear and easy to understand without being patronizing and it is well-referenced to allow the keen reader to explore the area further. One of the things that most strikes me about the book is that it could only have been written by someone with extensive clinical experience of people with TS and by someone who has clearly listened and responded to the concerns of people with TS and their families. As well as covering the theoretical aspects of TS, the book also contains numerous practical strategies for managing anger, self-esteem problems and problems in the classroom. I would highly recommend this book. -- Hugh Rickards
Tics and Tourette Syndrome, by Uttom Chowdhury, explains the signs, symptoms and possible causes and offers sound, sensitive advice for carers based on the range of experiences of the many families the author has worked with. Strategies and positive guidance for dealing with associated problems such as bullying and low self-esteem are offered, making this book invaluable for anyone dealing with a child with tics or Tourette Syndrome. -- Practical Professional Child Care
This guide to tic disorders and Tourette syndrome tackles problems faced both at home and at school, such as adjusting to the diagnosis, the effect on siblings and classroom difficulties, and present practical strategies for dealing with associated difficulties, such as anger and bullying. -- Human Givens Journal
This guide tackles the problems faced at home and at school by young people with tic disorders and Tourette syndrome. The author covers areas such as adjusting to the diagnosis, the effect on sibling and class room difficulties and offers advice on how to manage symptoms. The book presents practical strategies for dealing with associated difficulties, including low self-esteem, anger management and bullying. -- Young People Now
About the Author
Uttom Chowdhury works as a Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry for Bedfordshire and Luton Community Mental Health Trust. He is also an Honorary Consultant for the Social Communication Disorders Clinic at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London. He has run several groups for parents of children with Tourette Syndrome and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. His clinical and research interests include Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorders and parental experiences of looking after children with neuro-developmental disorders.