Support Group

For Parents of Kids with Tics

Join us for our support group, where you can learn, make new friends and engage in conversation.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016
6:45-7:45 p.m.

Rady Children’s Hospital: Neurology Conference Room
Nelson Pavilion, 3rd Floor
8001 Frost Street
San Diego, CA 92123

“Controlling the Fires that Light Tics Up: Managing Back-to-School Stress”

It’s a well-known reality to any children and families affected by tics that change can be a stressor that will increase the frequency and intensity of tics, particularly if there isn’t a strategy for anticipating and managing the stressful aspects of change.  This session will talk about anticipatory guidance for managing change, particularly return to school or new school activities, as well as specific relaxation training exercises.

Gail Reiner, DNP, FNP-C
Nurse Practitioner III/Research Coordinator Neurosciences/Pediatrics Mitochondrial and Metabolic Disease
Associate Professor, Azusa Pacific University School of Nursing

RSVP by August 26

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Past Presentations

“OCD and Anxiety Disorders in Kids with Tics”
Amy Drahota, Ph.D.
Psychologist, Autism Discovery Institute, Rady Children’s

Powerpoint Presentation
Referrals in San Diego County

Children Who Fail in School But Succeed in Life” (PDF)
Mark Katz, Ph.D.
Clinical and Consulting Psychologist
Director, Learning Development Services

“School-based Interventions and Accommodations for Students with Tics and Tourette’s Disorder, with or without an IEP or 504 Plan”
Greg Nunn, Ph.D., BCBA-D
School Psychologist, Scripps Ranch High School
Pioneer of Habit Reversal Therapy

How the Brain Works and What It Does Differently in Tourette Syndrome “(PPT)
Neal R. Swerdlow, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Psychiatry, UC San Diego
Director, Psychiatry Research Residency Track
Vice Chair, Education & Training

“Parent-Child Play Time: Stress-Reduction Strategies Your Child Will Enjoy”
Gail Reiner, D.N.P., FNP-C
Nurse Practitioner III/Research Coordinator Neurosciences/Pediatrics, Mitochondrial and Metabolic Disease

Your Child’s Rights: What You Need to Know about Special Education” (PDF)
Thomas S. Nelson, Esq.
The Special Education Advocacy & Law Firm of Thomas S. Nelson

School Success Strategies” (PPT)
Natacha Akshoomoff, Ph.D.
UC San Diego Associate Professor