College Offers Workshop for Educators on Tourette Syndrome
Feb 8, 2010
A workshop aimed at helping educators who work with children and young adults with Tourette Syndrome is being offered at Middlesex County College Tuesday, March 23. The program, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., will cover strategies to help high school students transition into college as well as what research says about studying, test-taking and success for students with Tourette Syndrome.
The workshop is aimed at teachers, district supervisors, school nurses, counselors and child-study team members.
The cost is $35.
The morning session, called “To Infinity & Beyond: A Student with Tourette Syndrome Survives High School,” is presented by the Tourette Syndrome Association of New Jersey. It will helpeducators, nurses, social workers and others understand Tourette Syndrome and its associated disorders such as ADHD and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Anxiety, depression, auditory processing and other learning disabilities will also be addressed. The focus is on high school students and helping them transition into college; it will enable educators to recognize students’ difficulties as well as their strengths and potential.
The second workshop, “Student Success Research: Doing What Works,” is conducted by Dr. Christine Harrington, associate professor of psychology at Middlesex County College. This interactive, informative workshop will review several research studies on student success. Specifically, the topics of studying behaviors, test-taking, note-taking skills and student success strategies will be addressed.