Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders


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Heather Simpson, OTD, OTR/L

The course is an introduction to tic disorders and Tourette Syndrome. Using evidenced-based interventions, occupational therapists have a unique role in improving occupational functioning and improving quality of life for both children and adults living with tics in a variety of clinical settings. In this course, you will learn the symptoms of tic disorders, be introduced to the highly evidenced-based intervention(s) and provided with numerous resources to improve your clinical practice.

Target Audience

This course is well-suited for occupational therapists as well as other professionals with an interest in Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders and understanding occupational therapy’s distinct role and value with this client population.

Educational Level

Intermediate: Information is geared to practitioners with a general working knowledge of rehabilitation and service delivery. Focus is on a basic understanding and application of the subject matter.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Recognize the symptoms of tic disorders and the comorbid conditions.
  • Discuss the areas of occupation children with TS/TD might experience difficulty or limitations in and how occupational therapists can intervene.
  • Discover FREE resources for management of TS/TD that will supplement care.

Completion Requirements

1 Contact Hour for State of Florida Occupational Therapy practitioners will be awarded upon a successful completion of a multiple choice post-test. Participants will be able to print a certificate of completion after completing a short course evaluation in addition to the post-test.

Disclosure Statement

Instructor have stated that they have not received funding to support this training.

Instructional Methods

One (1) hour course during which the learner will view a streaming video presentation, reference PowerPoint® slides, and take a multiple choice post-test.


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