Category Archive: Diagnosis

Oct 11

Self-knowledge and Self-advocacy for our Special Needs Kids

Universal questions for parents raising a special needs child are “What will become of my child? What kind of life will he have? What can I do to help my child?” Providing a balance of support to our children along with tools for self-reliance is an art.We must support self-knowledge and self-advocacy for our children …

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Aug 04

How Tourette in the Family Affects Siblings

Having a child with TS affects the whole family: the child, each parent, the marriage, and the siblings. The effect on the siblings is often forgotten or overlooked. I will offer an overview of  the impact that having a child with TS may have on their brothers and sisters, and what you as parents can …

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Jul 24

When and How Should I Tell My Child He Has Tourette Syndrome?

Many parents are concerned about telling their child about their diagnosis.  Parents may worry that telling their child they have a diagnosis will put unnecessary emphasis on how they are different or on what is wrong with them. Parents are concerned that the child will identify with a label and that it will harm their …

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Permanent link to this article: http://blog.drwalisever.com/2011/07/when-and-how-should-i-tell-my-child-he-has-tourette-syndrome/