Saturday, May 30, 2015

"Living with Tourette Syndrome"

I think you'd have to be very brave to live your life with Tourette Syndrome.


kkdither said...

I have so many feelings after watching this.

With inclusion in the classroom, I have witnessed kids with many different disabilities who are now incorporated into regular education classes. I have witnessed AMAZING understanding and acceptance of all kinds of differences, including serious medical situations (full blown seizures) where the classroom is mature enough to allow the teacher to immediately assist, call for the school nurse, yet continue on with the class. Children are often times more willing to accept differences, if they are educated about them and understand the disability and what to expect.

I feel sad for the diagnosed kids, especially when they say that they have to hide their differences and that other kids and even their teachers don't know about it. That, in itself, makes the situation that much harder.

I don't know if bravery plays into it. They really have no choice but to deal with it. What really is normal? I personally think we need to beware of those who think they are "normal."

Beejay said...

I think they have come a long way with treatment for Tourette's. We had a tenant in one of our townhouses whose little girl had Tourette's. Another neighbor, a RN nonetheless, had a problem with her disability. Adults! Educated! Stupid!

In any event that young girl grew up to be drop dead beautiful and the medication controlled her outbursts. God works in mysterious ways.