Sunday, January 13, 2013

Millstone River school fourth-graders get lesson about Tourette Syndrome

PLAINSBORO – Tess Kowalski is a pro at delivering in-service presentations on behalf of the New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders (NJCTS) to schools and houses of worship in Central New Jersey. Now, the 13-year-old TS advocate is helping her 9-year-old sister Paige get into the act.
On December 21, Tess delivered an in-service presentation on Paige’s behalf to the fourth-grade glass at Millstone River School in Plainsboro. Paige wanted to be proactive about becoming an advocate and teaching others about TS – a misunderstood, misdiagnosed, inherited neurological disorder that affects 1 in 100 children and is characterized by vocal sounds or motor movements called tics. So she enlisted her sister to discuss TS, its effects, its impacts on daily life at home and in school, and why her future classmates and teachers need to know more about the disorder.
Read more of the NJCTS post in the Princeton Patch HERE.
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