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Can I tell you about Tourette Syndrome?

A guide for friends, family and professionals
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Meet Max - a boy with Tourette syndrome (TS). Max invites readers to learn about Tourette's from his perspective, helping them to understand what tics and triggers are and what it feels like to have TS. He explains how living with TS can sometimes be difficult, and how people around him can help him to feel happy and accepted.

This illustrated book is ideal for young people aged 7 upwards, as well as parents, friends, teachers and other professionals working with children with TS. It is also an excellent starting point for family and classroom discussions.
  • Published: Jan 21 2014
  • Pages: 56
  • 228 x 156mm
  • ISBN: 9781849054072
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Press Reviews

  • Jill Bennett

    Red Reading Hub blog
    As an adult who knows comparatively little about Tourette syndrome and has never taught a child with a diagnosis of TS, I found this book extremely useful and informative. I have no hesitation in recommending it. A copy should be in every staffroom library and another in every primary school library for children to read.
  • Suzanne Dobson, Chief Executive, Tourettes Action

    This book fills a huge gap in the market as many parents and teachers tell us that there is nothing to help them talk to younger children about their Tourette Syndrome. TS is a complex, difficult to understand condition which can baffle teachers and families and indeed those who actually have TS. I was particularly taken by the sentence where Max says that his parents and teachers 'were on the same page'. This is the absolute key to making school successful and of course the 'page' that they were on was making school not only an excellent experience but one in which Max can reach his full potential without being defined by TS. We will certainly be adding it to our reading list.
  • Jane Fowlie, Research and Liaison Nurse for Tourette syndrome Projects, School of Psychology, University of Nottingham

    This book is a perfect introduction to Tourette syndrome for parents and children. It presents all the facts accurately but in an easy-to-read and engaging style. It would be invaluable as a resource for teachers and other children at primary schools who have a child with Tourette syndrome in their class. I will definitely recommend this book to teachers.
  • Dr Tara Murphy, Consultant Clinical and Paediatric Neuropsychologist, Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London

    Can I tell you about Tourette Syndrome? is an engaging and practical read for children with Tourette syndrome, their families, friends, teachers and health professionals. The book will help develop a better awareness of the journey that many children with Tourette syndrome experience and an understanding of how those that care for them can support this process.
  • Professor Andrea E. Cavanna MD PhD, Consultant in Behavioural Neurology, BSMHFT, Birmingham

    By adopting a child's perspective, the author helps children, parents and teachers to understand what it means to live with Tourette syndrome.
  • From the foreword by Julie Collier, Groups Manager, Tourettes Action

    I would like to see a copy of this book in the library of every school in the UK. It will help teachers to gain a greater understanding, and Max's story would be ideal for peer group awareness in schools.