Tourette Syndrome or TS is a disorder that causes someone to move and speak in an uncontrolled way. TS is a genetic condition, meaning it is passed on from parent to child. It can be observed more in males than females. The symptoms of TS usually begin in early childhood around the age of five, but may occur as early as age one or two, or as late as the age of 17. It is known that there isn’t a cure for TS, and no medication can control the disease itself although some medications can help control tics if they are severe enough to interfere with a person’s life. This simple definition does not tell us much so do your research and find out more, then write a definiton essay explaining what Tourette Syndrome is, how it develops and whether it can be treated or not.
Prepared by Gözde SIZAN
- Prezi: Tourette Syndrome by Maura McDonough
INTRODUCTION TO TOURETTE SYNDROME
- Learn about Tourette Syndrome by Listening
- Questions and Answers about Tourette Syndrome
- HBO “I Have Tourettes But Tourette Doesnt Have Me” Trailer by Tourette Association of America (11 mins)
READING MATERIALS TO MAKE NOTES ON
- What do we know about Tourette’s?
- Patients with Tourette Syndrome Have More Self Control, Not Less
- What is it like to live with uncontrollable tics?
LISTEN TO PEOPLE WHO HAVE TOURETTE SYNDROME
- I have Tourette’s. Get over it. | Analise and Robyn Twemlow | TEDxChristchurch by TEDx Talks (13 mins)
- Living with Tourette Syndrome | Jack Klion | TEDxEdgemontSchool by TEDx Talks
- Living with Tourette’s | Lillian Rose and Jennifer Friedman | TEDxUCSD by TEDx Talks
For further information: https://www.tourette.org/