Tourettes Syndrome in Children and Young people: A Case series: Uma Geethanath
In this heartwarming and candid memoir, Tim Howard does something he would never do on a soccer field: he drops his guard. As fiercely protective about his privacy as he is guarding the goal for the US national team and for Everton in the English Premier League, Howard opens up for the first time about how a hyperactive kid from New Jersey with Tourette´s syndrome defied the odds to become one of the world’s premier goalkeepers. Howard managed to keep his condition in check well enough to be drafted by Major League Soccer right out of high school. After a successful seventeen-year professional soccer career, Howard became an overnight star this past summer in Brazil. His heroic performance in goal for the United States against Belgium, in which he saved an astonishing sixteen shots - the most for any goalkeeper in a World Cup game - made him a household name as well as a trending internet meme. In the course of 120 minutes, Howard went from a player known mainly by soccer aficionados to an American icon, revered by millions for his dependability, daring, and humility. In this uplifting memoir now adapted for young readers, Howard shares his remarkable journey from a challenging childhood in which he was raised by a single mother who instilled in him a love of sports and a devout Christian faith that helped him deal with the onset of Tourette´s in fifth grade. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Harper. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/004214/bk_harp_004214_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dylan Mint has Tourette´s. His life is a constant battle to keep the bad stuff in - the swearing, the tics, the howling dog that seems to escape whenever he gets stressed. But a routine visit to the hospital changes everything. Overhearing a hushed conversation between the doctor and his mum, Dylan discovers that he´s going to die in March. So he makes a list of things he must do before he dies: First, he wants to have real sex with gorgeous Michelle Malloy; Second, he´s got to find his autistic best friend Amir a new best bud; Third, he´s got to get his dad back home from the army so they can say goodbye properly. It´s not a long list, but it´s ambitious, and he doesn´t have much time. Sometimes you´ve just got to go for it - no holding back - and see what happens.... This is the launch of a major new writing talent. Brian Conaghan makes you travel every step of the way in Dylan´s shoes, laughing and crying - often at the same time - as Dylan faces the twists and turns of an unfair world with glorious optimism and wit. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julian Elfer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/017009/bk_adbl_017009_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bullies, freaks, and phantoms inhabit the abandoned elementary school. Would you go inside to help out a friend? Stevie asks Jase to help her find out why the ghost of a girl keeps appearing in her mirror. They think it has something to do with the new student at their school, a boy who has Tourette syndrome. Both the new kid and the new phantom seem to need some kind of help. When the new kid falls prey to the school bullies, Stevie knows they must act. But will they be too late, or will a tragic moment in their school´s history be repeated on Halloween night? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Abby Elvidge. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/015538/bk_acx0_015538_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The moment Spencer meets Hope the summer before seventh grade, it´s...something at first sight. He knows she´s special, possibly even magical. The pair become fast friends, climbing trees and planning world travels. After years of being outshone by his older brother and teased because of his Tourette syndrome, Spencer finally feels like he belongs. But as Hope and Spencer get older and life gets messier, the clear label of ´´friend´´ gets messier, too. Through sibling feuds and family tragedies, new relationships and broken hearts, the two grow together and apart, and Spencer, an aspiring scientist, tries to map it all out using his trusty system of taxonomy. He wants to identify and classify their relationship, but in the end, he finds that life doesn´t always fit into easy-to-manage boxes, and it´s this messy complexity that makes life so rich and beautiful. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin T. Collins, Therese Plummer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/031728/bk_adbl_031728_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Does your child suffer from unwanted vocal or motor tics? This gentle, relaxing Download for young people from about 8 years upwards could be very helpful. It teaches them how to use their breathing to let go of tension and breathe in a sense of calm. It may also help them TAKE MORE IN CONTROL OF THROAT SOUNDS AND BODY MOVEMENTS.As they relax into a comfortable day-dreamy state, they are guided to imagine finding the control centre in the mind and then ADJUST OR SWITCH OFF UNWANTED SOUNDS OR MOVEMENTS. They then visualise themselves calm and relaxed in their everyday life, with fewer or no disruptions from the tics. This SUCCESSFUL APPROACH is based on natural, safe, sound hypnotherapy principles: act out each positive step in the imagination and dramatically increase the chance of success in the real world.Lynda´s gentle, English voice calms, re-assures as she gives suggestions for boosting confidence and self esteem. As a former teacher and clinical hypnotherapist of many years standing, she has helped thousands of children world-wide through her downloads. She has featured in the press, TV and radio and is author of two widely acclaimed books on hypnotherapy with children and adults.The recording uses state of the art technology. Regular listening is the key to success! NB Tics vary in severity; transient tics in young people very often disappear quickly and easily with use of the recording, while chronic tics may take longer or, in some cases, be unresponsive. Even in this case the child usually feels noticeably calmer and more able to cope. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lynda Hudson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/fwfd/000013/sp_fwfd_000013_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Rural Kentucky in the 1950s is not an easy place to grow up, and it´s especially hard for 10-year-old Icy Sparks, an orphan suffering from undiagnosed Tourette Syndrome, who lives with her grandparents. Icy´s adolescence is marred by the humiliation of her illness. Its all-too-visible signs are the source of endless mystery and hilarity as everyone around her offers an opinion about what´s troubling the girl. Eventually, Icy finds solace in the company of Miss Emily, an obese woman who knows what it´s like to be an outcast in this tight-knit community. Narrated by now-grown Icy, this novel shimmers with warmth and humor as it recounts a young girl´s painful and poignant journey into womanhood - and the many lives she touches and enriches along the way. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Miller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/000083/bk_high_000083_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Why Do You Do That?:A Book about Tourette Syndrome for Children and Young People Uttom Chowdhury, Mary Robertson
Why Do You Do That?:A Book about Tourette Syndrome for Children and Young People Jessica Kingsley Publishers Uttom Chowdhury, Mary Robertson
Brian´s Legacy chronicles the emotional journey of a dedicated father and his troubled son. As a child, Brian Othmer faced many challenges, including epilepsy, Tourette´s, Asperger´s, and explosive rage. As a young adult, he recorded his journey in a diary, which reveals a young man determined to understand himself and his brain, and to answer the question that drives him: Where do I fit in this world? In this phoenix-from-the-ashes story, Brian´s journal entries are paired with his father´s recollections, as Siegfried and Sue Othmer seek out medical and behavioral experts to help them understand and cope with their son. Throughout their heartbreaking odyssey, they finally discover something that works: neurofeedback. Through their work in neurofeedback, Brian´s legacy lives on. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Siegfried Othmer, Kurt Othmer, Efrosini Constant, Sean Collier, Bob Grantz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/042118/bk_acx0_042118_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.