NJCTS - New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders, Inc. - Collaborations and Partnerships for the Tourette Syndrome Community

Information for Professionals

Information for Professionals

Professional Workshops

In partnership with the colleges listed below...

The New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome is pleased to offer a professional development workshops for educators.

Tourette Syndrome: An Inservice for Educators

This course is designed to teach educators about Tourette Syndrome and its associated disorders. School-related issues will be emphasized. The criteria for diagnosis/clinical assessment of Tourette Syndrome are explained, along with current medical interventions. This course enables educators to recognize students’ difficulties as well as t heir strengths and potential. Accommodations regarding instruction and testing are discussed, as will classification and the IEP. Helpful interventions and modifications for behavior management are addressed. The course offers approaches and strategies that enable teachers to create a leaning environment that supports the social/emotional and intellectual development of all students in the classroom.

Red Flags: Recognizing Early Warning Signs

This workshop, geared primarily towards early childhood and elementary educators, discusses the possible "Red Flags" that educators and parents might look for in a child with Tourette Syndrome, ADHD, OCD, and other comorbid disorders. These "Red Flags" include immaturity, trouble with transitions, trouble following directions, sensory issues, impulse control, etc. The presenter provides extensive strategies and accommodations to address students' needs in the classroom and at home.

Understanding Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders

This workshop, geared primarily towards health care professionals such as health aids, nurses, and other health care providers, describes the symptoms and manifestations of Tourette Syndrome and commonly associated disorders. In addition, this presentation discusses diagnostic procedures as well as common medical and non-medical interventions. Differences between Tourette Syndrome and overlapping or similar disorders are also discussed. Finally, the presenter provides a variety of techniques and accommodations for interacting with the patient/client with TS in a respectful, appropriate manner.

To register for a class please contact the individual college.

Dates, Locations & Times:

TS an Inservice for Educators
10/02/12 – 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Camden County College
Presenter: Cheryl Ludwig, MA CCC-SLP
$35, Course CE.ALH 078-51
856-874-6004
www.camdencc.edu

TS an Inservice for Educators
10/10/12 - 9:00pm
Warren County Community College – 6:00pm - Presenter: Melissa Fowler
$30, Course EDU682A1
908-689-7613
www.warren.edu

Red Flags: Recognizing Early Warning Signs
10/25/12 – 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Camden County College
Presenter: Cheryl Ludwig, MA CCC-SLP,
$35, Course CE.EDU 015-51,
856-874-6004
www.camdencc.edu

TS an Inservice for Educators
10/29/12 – 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Passaic County College
Presenter: Robert Zambrano, Psy.D.,
$79, Course NTE-110-S1
973-684-6153
www.pccc.edu/ce

Red Flags - Recognizing Early Warning Signs
11/16/12 – 9:00am - 12:00pm
Raritan Valley Community College
Presenter: Melissa Fowler
$59.00 Course CRN 50409 www.raritanval.edu/healthscience

TS an Inservice for Educators
11/17/12 - 10:00am – 1:00pm
Bergen Community College
Presenter: Ann L. Deutsch, RN, MSN, CPNP
$30.00, Course SD759
201-748-7488
www.bergen.edu/continuinged

Who should attend? Teachers, counselors, school nurses, psychologists, social workers, all health and nursing professionals and anyone who is interested to learn about this subject.