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Dec
17
2014

CBIT Explained, Part Three: Who Should Take CBIT?

In this blog series, Steve Pally, administrator of the TSFC Forum (www.tourettesyndrome.ca), explains the basics of CBIT, or Comprehensive Behavior...

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Dec
16
2014

CBIT Explained, Part Two: How Does CBIT Work?

In this blog series, Steve Pally, administrator of the TSFC Forum (www.tourettesyndrome.ca), explains the basics of CBIT, or Comprehensive Behavior...

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Dec
15
2014

CBIT Explained

In this blog series, Steve Pally, administrator of the TSFC Forum (www.tourettesyndrome.ca), explains the basics of CBIT, or Comprehensive Behavior...

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Nov
06
2014

Ask Dr. Ticcy: Should I Monitor My Other Son for Signs of TS?

Dear Dr. Ticcy, What are the odds of two boys in the same family having Tourette? Our eight-year-old was recently diagnosed with TS and now we ...

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Oct
05
2014

Studies Confirm Exercise Effective As Tic Treatment

Is Exercise the Anti-tic Medicine We Don’t Take Enough Of? Studies Confirm Certain Exercises Help Tics Go Away. In 2005, Drs. Leckman & Swain p...

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Sep
12
2014

Landmark Study Reveals Impacts of Neurological Conditions on Canadians

Neurological Health Charities Canada or NHCC, of which the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada is a founding member, has just released a very im...

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Sep
03
2014

Deep Brain Stimulation, Part Three: Who’s a Good Fit for DBS?

The use of brain surgery to treat TS receives a lot of media attention; however, this coverage most often doesn’t go into detail about who is the r...

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Sep
02
2014

Deep Brain Stimulation, Part Two: New Data on Long-term Impact

The use of brain surgery to treat TS receives a lot of media attention. This three-part blog series will give you up-to-date information about this...

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Aug
28
2014

Deep Brain Stimulation, Part One: How Does It Work?

The use of brain surgery to treat TS receives a lot of media attention. This three-part blog series will give you up-to-date information about this...

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Aug
08
2014

Why Tourette and Not Tourette’s?

You’ve probably noticed that there are almost as many names for Tourette Syndrome as there are tics (well, maybe not quite that many). These includ...

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Aug
06
2014

Our Favourite ‘Tourettic’ TED Talks

TED is a nonprofit devoted to sharing "ideas worth spreading" on a variety of topics through short, inspiring, live talks. The TEDx Program shares ...

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Jul
25
2014

Help Us Make Workplaces TS-Friendly

Many people tell the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada (TSFC) that they are concerned about workplace discrimination. We are too! The TSFC is ...

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Jul
22
2014

Tourette Legacy Files, Part 1: Terry Ferguson

In this new blog series, we honour the men and women who helped the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada rise from its humble roots and explore t...

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Jul
08
2014

Guest Blogger Brittany Fichter: My Medicine of Dance

This blog post originally appeared on BrittanyFichterWrites.com. I don’t watch Dancing with the Stars often, but when I heard that tonight was Disn...

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Jun
23
2014

Ask Dr. Ticcy: Do my tics mean that I have TS?

Dear Dr. Ticcy, My younger brother saw a doctor about his tics because they were bothering him. He was diagnosed with TS. When I found out, I start...

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Jun
18
2014

The Story of Canada’s Only Great Dane Service Dog for Tourette

The following story comes to us from Jodi Laycock of Luseland, Saskatchewan. Life Before Sabbath As a child growing up in the 1970s I always had a...

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Jun
09
2014

Guest Blogger Ethan Macdonald: New Study Finds Parallel Between Humans and Mice

The recent study "Histidine Decarboxylase Deficiency Causes Tourette Syndrome: Parallel Findings in Humans and Mice" (Barlan et al., 2014) examined...

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May
20
2014

Guest Blogger Bella Thomson: Making My Film About TS

What Makes Us Tic is a feature-length documentary that aims to increase awareness and understanding of Tourette Syndrome. Through a variety of medi...

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May
05
2014

Supporting Students with TS+, Part 4: Guest Blogger Dr. Norm Forman

This is the final part of our blog series featuring the creator of the TSFC's e-learning program Advocacy to the Rescue, Dr. Norm Forman. Read Part...

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Apr
28
2014

Supporting Students with TS+, Part 3: Frequently Asked Questions by Parents

How is Tourette Syndrome “identified” or “categorized”? Tourette Syndrome is a neurological condition (sometimes referred to as a neuropsychiatric ...

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Apr
23
2014

Supporting Students with TS+, Part 2: School Strategies for TS, ADHD, Aggression & Sensory Processing Challenges

People with Tourette Syndrome usually have at least one other condition (co-morbid or co-occurring conditions). Some students have multiple co-occu...

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Apr
17
2014

Supporting Students with TS+, Part 1: Key Terms

For parents of children with exceptionalities like TS, OCD, ADHD and mood disorders, classroom strategies are a very popular topic. Parents are eag...

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Apr
16
2014

New Canadian Rock Band Features Members with TS

Say hello to Pariah. They're a young, ambitious Canadian rock band, and two of their members happen to have TS. A five-piece ensemble, Pariah hails...

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Apr
03
2014

TS Plus-Friendly Summer Camps in Canada

Often staff at a typical summer camp are unable to accommodate children or youth with TS Plus, whose challenges may include OCD, ADHD, mood dis...

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Mar
11
2014

Guest Blogger Roddie MacDougall: The Great Canadian Grid

Hello everyone. I'm a long time TSFC member from way back. My name is Roddie MacDougall. Some just call me Rod. I am 46 and have been living with T...

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Mar
05
2014

Guest Blogger: Steve Colle

Something that I don't often read about or hear people talking about regarding Tourette is the fun you can have with it with the right attitude. Be...

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Feb
27
2014

Guest Bloggers Julie Spratt & Ken Shyminsky: Coprolalia Myths Demystified

This post originally appeared on Neurologically Gifted, an amazing blog managed by TSFC board member Ken Shyminsky and TSFC volunteer Julie Spratt....

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Feb
25
2014

Ask Dr. Ticcy: What About Relaxation Techniques?

Dear Dr. Ticcy, Where can I find more information on relaxation techniques? Thanks! F. Dear F., Great question. Relaxation is important for everyo...

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Jan
22
2014

TS Research Breakthrough: Scientists Undercover Mechanism Controlling Tics

Scientists have discovered a mechanism that controls Tourette Syndrome tics. This groundbreaking study may allow for the creation of new, non-drug ...

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