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Future educators at Rutgers, RVCC benefit from lectures about Tourette Syndrome
Presentations were part of the New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome's first annual statewide TS Awareness Week
NJCTS Education Outreach Consultant Melissa Fowler, M.A., M.Ed, gave both in-service presentations. The lectures reviewed the symptoms of Tourette and its co-morbidities, talked about the implications of a diagnosis, addressed some of the early "red flags" of which an educator might want to be aware, provided a glimpse into what it might be like to have TS through a hands-on activity, and offered accommodations and strategies.
"The opportunity to provide a guest lecture at the university level allows us to target an important population. In this, we get a chance to speak with teachers-in-
Students who intend to become special educators and also those who intend to pursue other careers that support those who require special services attended the lecture at Raritan Valley Community College. At Rutgers, future educators from a variety of backgrounds – including special education, math and science – were in attendance.
For more information about the lectures and in-service presentations facilitated by NJCTS, please visit out website at www.njcts.org. To schedule a lecture or in-service presentation, please contact Melissa Fowler at firstname.lastname@example.org.