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Children with ADHD are at an increased risk of developing chronic tics, including Tourette syndrome. It is important for providers to assess a child’s symptoms and provide a full diagnostic evaluation so that both conditions are included in a treatment plan.
In this webinar, you will discover:
- Tourette’s syndrome, the different types of tics and the symptoms that accompany them
- Concomitant conditions of tics
- Current guidelines for treatment and behavioral interventions for Tourette syndrome and tics
- Why parent training is important in behavior therapy
Do you have a question for our expert? It will be possible to ask questions to the presenter during the live webinar.
Meet the expert speaker:
John Piacentini, Ph.D., is a board-certified clinical child and adolescent psychologist and professor at UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences. He leads the UCLA Child OCD, Anxiety, and Tic Disorders Clinic and Tourette Association Center of Excellencewho provide diagnostic assessment and treatment (both therapeutic and medication) to children and adolescents with these conditions.
He also directs the UCLA Center for Children’s Resilience, Education and Anxiety Support (CARES)which provides training and programs for parents, teachers and clinicians on anxiety prevention and management.
Dr. Piacentini’s research focuses on developing and testing effective treatments for OCD, anxiety, tics and repetitive body disorders in young people. He has played a leading role in several major studies on the treatment of these disorders and has published over 300 scientific articles and chapters and nine books.
Certificate of attendance: For more information on purchasing the attendance certificate option (cost $10), register for the webinar, then look for instructions in the email you will receive an hour after it ends. The certificate of attendance link will also be available here on the webinar replay page several hours after the live webinar. ADDitude does not offer CEU credits.