NJCTS to Present Educator Workshop April 14 at Bergen Community College

Professional educator Ann L. Deutsch will give presentation on Tourette Syndrome and associated disorders

Somerville, NJ, March 22, 2012 --(PR.com)-- The New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders (NJCTS), working in partnership with Bergen Community College, will present "Tourette Syndrome and its Related Disorders: ADHD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders and Learning Disorders in Grades K-12" from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at Bergen Community College.

The presenter will be NJCTS professional educator Ann L. Deutsch, RN, MSN, CPNP, and the cost of the educational workshop is $30. The course number is SD 759, and registration is available by visiting www.bergen.edu/continuinged or by calling 201-447-7488.

Workshops such as this are designed to introduce educators to Tourette Syndrome and its most commonly associated disorders (ADHD, OCD, learning disabilities, anxiety, depression and rage) with an emphasis on school-related issues. The criteria for diagnosis/clinical assessment will be explained to help teachers begin to understand the behavior of some children.

NJCTS workshops are designed to enable educators to recognize students’ difficulties, strengths and potential. Interventions and modifications for behavior also will be addressed. Professional Development Credits will be offered for qualified participants.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, as many as 1 in 100 individuals exhibit symptoms of Tourette Syndrome (TS), an inherited neurological disorder that characterized by involuntary physical and vocal tics. Symptoms generally appear before an individual is 18 years old. TS affects people of all ethnic groups, including 3 to 4 times more frequently in males than females.

More information about Tourette Syndrome or the work of NJCTS is available by calling 908-575-7350 or by visiting www.njcts.org.
New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome
Jeff Weber