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Can I Tell You About Tourette Syndrome?: A Guide for Friends, Family and Professionals

by Mal Leicester Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Pbk 56 pages
AU$19.99 NZ$21.73
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Meet Max - a boy with Tourette syndrome (TS). Max invites
readers to learn about Tourette's from his perspective, helping
them to understand what tics and triggers are and what it feels
like to have TS. He explains how living with TS can
sometimes be difficult, and how people around him can help
him to feel happy and accepted. This illustrated book is ideal for young people aged 7 upwards, as well as parents, friends, teachers and other professionals working with children with TS. It is also an excellent starting point for family and classroom discussions.

Can I tell you about…?
The 'Can I tell you about…?' series offers simple introductions to a range of limiting conditions. Friendly characters invite readers to learn
about their experiences of living with a particular condition and how they would like to be helped and supported. These books serve as
excellent starting points for family and classroom discussions.

Introduction. 1. Introducing Max who has Tourette syndrome (TS). 2. Tics and Tourettes. 3. Playing with other children. 4. A letter for mum
and dad. 5. My TS at school. 6. My fidget toy. 7. Finding out I had TS. 8. Our self-help group: TS and other conditions. 9. What makes me Tic? Triggers
and treatments. 10. Dogs and other things. 11. Living with Tourettes; Dos and don'ts. 12. A story about Max: A boy's best friend. 13. About the story:
Questions and discussion points. 13. For parents and professionals: More about Tourette syndrome. 14. How teachers can help: Tips for teachers. Further
reading and resources.

I would like to see a copy of this book in the library of every school in the UK. It will help teachers to gain a greater understanding, and Max's story would be ideal for peer group awareness in schools.
Professor Mal Leicester is the Emeritus Professor of Adult Learning and Teaching in the School of Education at the University of
Nottingham. She was previously Senior Lecturer in Continuing Education at the University of Warwick. She has been a secondary
school teacher and has worked as Avon's Advisor for Multicultural Education. Mal has personal experience of Tourette syndrome
in her family. She has written a variety of educational books and papers including Special Stories for Disability Awareness also
published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.