Are your staff up to date and knowledgeable on how to support TS students with vocal tics, movement tics and obsessive traits?
How do you confidently and accountably support school students with Tourette’s Syndrome? How does that support differ for a primary school student and a high school student?
I can help you action these questions and know that your school or college is providing the best options and culture for your Tourette’s Syndrome students. I am a career coach specialising in students with Tourette’s Syndrome and an advocate as a sufferer of the condition who has faced the challenges your students are now facing.
I have also written a self-paced learning course for teachers, employers and business owners working with people with Tourette’s Syndrome, entitled ‘Living with Tourette’s’ which is available now at Udemy online.
For schools and colleges, I provide a one hour in-service talk discussing:
-A brief history of Tourette’s Syndrome
-An overview of the complex biology of Tourette’s Syndrome
-Where genetics play a role
-The prevalence of Tourette’s Syndrome in society today
Staff will learn and understand about Tourette’s symptoms & traits including vocal tics, movement tics, obsessive traits and how to help manage those differences for students in the classroom. We will also discuss Tourette’s effects upon learning and methods of teaching and developing a program for Tourette’s Syndrome students.
My goal is to improve the everyday situations with Tourette’s Syndrome through my experience as a Career Coach and Adult Educator with this condition.These talks can all be delivered as a one hour in-service, stand-alone content, as part of a seminar or as expanded content to include activities.
Remember that being different is your biggest asset and you don’t have to be like everyone else.
About the Author:
Dave is an Adult Educator, Speaker and Youth leader living in Western Sydney, Australia where he teaches the Electrical Trades at the Western Sydney Institute. He has Diplomas in Business and Training, a Bachelors Degree in Adult Education, Vocational and Workplace Training and a Masters of Education with a major in Career Development. He has lived with Tourette’s Syndrome, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Anxiety Disorders since an early age. He is married with 6 children. He is a passionate coach and mentor to young people especially in the vocational guidance and career development areas. Dave is a professional member of the Career Development Association of Australia and has authored a course on Living with Tourette’s which you can study and purchase online through his website – www.davebrebner.com.