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Do more for children with Tourette's

Do more for children with Tourette's

For 14-year-old Adrian it's "a curse".  For Jenny, also 14, it means lying awake at night thinking "Why me?"  The two teenagers have Tourette's syndrome, a neurological disorder characterised by physical and vocal tics.  The condition can cause misery for young people already struggling with adolescence, who find themselves bullied and mimicked at school - and who say they are often dismissed by teachers as naughty or disruptive.  The difficulties faced by secondary school students with Tourette's are explored in new research from the University of Nottingham.  Academics carried out a series of interviews with 35 children suffering from the condition, as well as their parents, teachers and special educational needs coordinators.

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