Tom age 10 has a diagnosis of Tourette syndrome. Discuss etiology, signs and symptoms, impact on self-esteem and learning, and pharmacotherapy. Discuss things that school nurse can do to support Tom and his family. What are some tips the school nurse can share with his teacher to strengthen his self-esteem and aid learning? Is Tom eligible for any types of services and/or programs? Why or Why not?
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Tourette syndrome Student: Professor: Course title: Institution: Date: Introduction Tics which are vocalizations, involuntary and repetitive movements, define the onset childhood spectrum of neurodevelopment condition. Individually, Tics include the Tourette syndrome or Tourette disorder, Persistent Motor or Vocal Tic Disorder and Provisional Tic Disorder. Tourette diagnosis involves both the motor and vocal tics being present during the disorder, and the tics frequently wax and wane in, and have to be present for more than a year since they started (Tourette Association of America, 2016). Etiology What might cause Tourette syndrome and other tic disorders is unknown. The disorder occurs in families, and several studies have agreed that Tourette syndrome has a genetic link. Other factors that might contribute to this disorder are environmental and developmental factors, although no specific agents have been known (Tourette Association o