Category Archive: Tourette Syndrome

May 22

Dr. Walisever’s Z100 Radio Interview on Tourette Syndrome

Kevin Burke, radio host of Z100’s weekly show “Get Active”, interviewed me and a 13 year-old Tourette Syndrome Youth Ambassador. We tried to dispel the myths and misconceptions about what Tourette Syndrome is, and shared our personal experiences of living with Tourette. Listen below

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Permanent link to this article: http://blog.drwalisever.com/2013/05/dr-walisevers-z100-radio-interview-on-tourette-syndrome/

Aug 29

Low Tech Help for Writing Problems: Kids with ADHD or Tourette are more likely to have writing problems

Kids with ADHD are more likely to have writing problems such as poor spelling and grammar than their peers, suggests a new study. And the difference may be especially conspicuous in girls with ADHD. http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/22/us-writing-problems-adhd-idUSTRE77L6QG20110822 Many kids with Tourette Syndrome also have co-morbid ADHD, but even those who don’t almost always have handwriting and writing …

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Permanent link to this article: http://blog.drwalisever.com/2011/08/low-tech-help-for-writing-problems-kids-with-adhd-or-tourette-are-more-likely-to-have-writing-problems/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://blog.drwalisever.com/2011/08/how-tourette-in-the-family-affects-siblings/

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/