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An excellent practical reference for educators
Posted by Anonymous on 2/25/1997
Teaching the Tiger is absolutely *the* best practical reference book for educators working with students who have Tourette Syndrome, Attention Deficit Disorder, and/or Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. (As the authors explain, these disorders are linked in that they are all disorders of impulse control; many Touretters also have symptoms of the other two disorders.) Descriptions of the disorders and explanations of associated symptoms are clear, well-written and jargon-free. The authors do an excellent job of explaining how these disorders affect emotions, thought processes, and overt behavior. Suggested educational techniques are practical, "everyday useful" kinds of interventions that are clearly and logically linked both to the situations in which their use is appropriate and to educational goals for the student. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who works with a student who has Tourette Syndrome. It's definitely not just for the special educator--guidance counselors, social workers, school psychologists, regular classroom teachers, and paraprofessionals should all find it a useful resource.
Posted by leah on 3/13/2000
This is the best book on classroom management of children with these disorders I have ever read. It is very easy to read and put in to use. I recommened this book to any teacher or parent dealing with a child with TS, OCD, or ADHD. I have never read anything with so much understanding and empathy for these children.