Tourette Syndrome

From the Series USA TODAY Health Reports: Diseases and Disorders

  • Interest Level: Grade 6 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 8

Thousands of young people are diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome (TS) each year. TS is a disorder of the neurological system, causing uncontrollable sounds or movements called tics. TS peaks “when young people are most vulnerable to the challenges of early adolescence,” explains psychology professor Douglass Woods in USA TODAY, the Nation’s No. 1 Newspaper. Symptoms can make school and everyday life very difficult. The good news is that scientists are gaining understanding of how TS works in the brain. While TS still has no cure, research is leading to more effective treatments.

In this book, you’ll read the stories of teenagers who struggled with TS and find out how they and their families dealt with the symptoms. You’ll learn what causes TS, what can trigger tics, and what treatments can help relieve symptoms. Learning about this disorder is the best way to help yourself, a friend, or a family member live and thrive with TS.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-0-76138-853-1
$51.99 $38.99
Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 8
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Social Studies
Copyright 2012
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Twenty-First Century Books ™
Language English
Number of Pages 112
Publication Date 2012-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 10.3
BISACS JNF051030, JNF024020
Dewey 616.8'3
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6.125 x 9
Lexile 1090
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Source notes, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Author: Marlene Targ Brill

Marlene is an award-winning author of almost 70 titles for readers preschool through adult. She began writing while teaching children with disabilities, producing materials to help her students learn. With time, the desire to write grew stronger. Soon she was writing for a variety of formats—magazines, internet, newspapers, scripts, books, and textbooks for readers of all ages. Yet, she never forgets where the dream of writing originated—through work with children. She is drawn back into classrooms to share the wonders of research and writing, and, of course, reading books.

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USA TODAY Health Reports: Diseases and Disorders

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