How to Understand and Support Tic Disorders in the School Setting

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Children with tics or Tourette syndrome (TS) don’t want to be ticcing – especially at school, in front of their peers, teachers, coaches, and others who matter so much in the social picture of their lives. A tic is a no-fault neurological symptom. Students with tics can’t help it and may not even be aware… Read more »

Understanding Melatonin Imbalance & Sleep Disorders in Children with Autism

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Many children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) experience irregular sleep patterns, commonly in the form of delayed sleep onset, frequent nighttime awakenings and reduced sleep duration. These problems occur in 40 to 80 percent of children with ASD, compared with 10 to 20 percent of typically developing children. Because many children with autism cannot… Read more »