We released a great introduction to Tourette’s a few weeks ago with Ione, but what impact does having Tourette Syndrome (TS) have within a school?
There are still huge amounts of misconceptions out there about TS and a general lack of awareness of the condition. It’s really important to increase knowledge and understanding of TS so that students feel supported, understood and accepted in their educational provision.
Lucy Toghill, Education Manager for Tourettes Action joins Dale in this episode to discuss ‘Tourette’s in the Education System’. We discuss how tics can manifest in school, the barriers to learning for students with TS and go through strategies to best support students with Tourette’s in an educational provision.
“Every child is different.
Triggers are a massive key to understanding how to support the children and avoid those triggers where possible.”
About Lucy Toghill
Lucy is a Teacher by trade and has worked in both mainstream and SEN schools for over 20 years. She is also a Mum of two SEN children and has a son with TS.
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