Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Managing Tourette Syndrome by Douglas W. Woods

In 2002, the Tourette Syndrome Association formed the TS Behavioral Sciences Consortium (BSC). The charge of the BSC was to develop and test nonpharmacological treatment options for individuals, both children and adults with Tourette Syndrome. This manual is the result of their work, and represents the most scientifically effective behavioral treatment for Tourette Syndrome available today. The treatment program uses Habit Reversal Training (HRT) for children and adults with chronic tic disorder. Individual treatment is based at its core on awareness training, the development of a specific competing response for each tic, and the use of functionally-based strategies for the elimination of tic-exacerbating antecedent and consequent variables. In addition, individual treatment includes techniques designed to enhance patient compliance, including social support and an inconvenience review, as well as scheduled time for the therapist and client to discuss areas of functioning that individuals with TS may find difficult, such as social/familial difficulties and disruptive/anger/rage behavior. Each week, clients are given homework assignments, to be done 4-5 times per week, consisting of 20 to 30 minutes of awareness and competing response training to tics addressed in session. The client will be encouraged to keep tally marks to monitor tic behavior. Home-based monitoring and competing response training are reviewed at each session. All homework assignments will be available in the companion workbook.

Buy Managing Tourette Syndrome by Douglas W. Woods from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780195341287
ISBN-10: 0195341287
Format: Paperback
(253mm x 177mm x 7mm)
Pages: 144
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions - Managing Tourette Syndrome by Douglas W. Woods

Book Reviews - Managing Tourette Syndrome by Douglas W. Woods

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Managing Tourette Syndrome book by Douglas W. Woods and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Books By Douglas W. Woods

Managing Tourette Syndrome by Douglas W. Woods
Paperback, August 2008
$32.72
Trichotillomania: Therapist Guide by Douglas W. Woods
Paperback, March 2008
$47.66
Trichotillomania: Workbook by Douglas W. Woods
Paperback, March 2008
$35.06