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Tourette Syndrome (TS) is More than Tics

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Facilitator(s): Sandra Gluth
Date:December 07, 2018
Time:9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Edmonton (ERLC Office at Elmwood School)
Room 17/18, 16325 - 83 Avenue
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Course code: 19-IE-131

Target Audience

Grades K-12 Teachers

Also Recommended For

Educational/Instructional Assistants, Instructional/ Learning Coaches, Inclusive Learning Teachers District Leaders/Consultants

About this learning opportunity

Tourette Syndrome (TS) and its related disorders can manifest as behaviors that often appear to be purposefully disruptive, attention seeking or manipulative. It is therefore not unusual to misinterpret symptoms of TS as behavioural problems rather than the neurological symptoms that they are.

You will learn about Tourette Syndrome and its frequently associated disorders (OCD, ADHD, LD, etc.) and how these disorders can affect learning and impact the student. Behavioural symptoms and common learning challenges for students with TS will be discussed and ideas and strategies will be provided to help the student with TS succeed.

This session addresses the TQS competency #4: Establishing Inclusive Learning Environments

This learning opportunity is being provided through funding from Alberta Education.

About the facilitator(s)

Sandra Gluth is a creative and solution-focused educator and facilitator with a passion for making learning relevant and engaging for each and every student - and each and every educator! She spent many years as a teacher and consultant with Edmonton Public Schools where she was able to combine her passion for teaching with the use of technology to support literacy learning for students, including those with diverse learning needs.

Currently, Sandra designs and facilitates professional learning for teachers and school leaders across Alberta and in the province of Quebec, focusing on universal design for learning, differentiated instruction, creating inclusive learning environments, and meaningful literacy and numeracy instruction for students with significant disabilities.