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What can I do to help my six-year-old son cope with school work (especially math and language)? He was diagnosed as having Tourette Syndrome.

"My son is 6 years old and he is now in grade one. The past 3 years he's a fast learner but suddenly in this year he find so hard in coping in school works and lessons especially in Mathematics and language. We consulted a Neurologist and he was diagnosed having a tourette syndrome, the doctor told me that this sickness has no medications, it breaks my heart so much. What will I going to do for my son to overcome this kind of annoying sick?"

Asked by Chelle after reading the article, "What to Expect in First Grade": http://www.education.com/magazine/article/What_...
In Topics: Helping my child with school work and home work, Helping my child with math, Special needs
> 60 days ago

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dgraab
dgraab , Parent writes:
Hi Chelle,

I'm sorry to hear about your son's diagnosis. I would discuss your questions and concerns with your son's pediatrician and/or the neurologist, to see what they recommend for helping your son complete his school work given the diagnosis.

You might also find some insights that are relevant to your son's situation in the following resources...

Teaching Children With Tourette Syndrome
http://www.education.com/reference/article/Ref_Teaching_Tourette/

Tourette Syndrome
http://www.education.com/reference/article/Ref_Tourette_Syndrome_3/

I hope these resources are helpful for you.

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Meggy
Meggy writes:
Hi! Regarding your child's situation, it is important to have in mind that you cannot help your child by your own. Make this initial steps first:

1. Inform his home room teacher about the diagnosis. You can ask her about the behaviors and overall performance of your child in the classroom.
2. Talk to his math and language teachers so they can make some adjustments on the activities that they will give to your child. Your child is having a hard time coping with the current lessons, so it will be good if the activities are in line with his pace.
3. Research about tourette syndrome online and get to know parents with kids diagnosed with that. informations from them will be precious! :)

Hope this helps. :)
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akira316
akira316 writes:
Treat him just like any other child his age,
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