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What's Gotten This Tic So Upset??? Dr. Dunc's book on managing tic symptoms, that's what! For more information on, Nix Your Tics! from "Life's A Twitch! Publishing", click here.

*Canadian Guidelines for the Evidence-Based Treatment of Tourette Syndrome. Pringsheim, T (ed), 2012, Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada.

*Nix Your Tics! Eliminate Unwanted Tic Symptoms: A How-To Guide For Young People. B. Duncan McKinlay, Ph.D., C.Psych., 2008, Life's A Twitch! Publishing.

*Front of the Class: How Tourette Syndrome Made Me the Teacher I Never Had. Brad Cohen, 2005, VanderWyk and Burnham Publishing.

*Getting Personal: stories of life with Tourette Syndrome, edited by Michael G. DeFilippo, 2003, Second Chance Publishing.

*Tourette Syndrome and Human Behavior,
David E. Comings (MD), 1990, Hope Press.

*Teaching The Tiger: A Handbook for Individuals Involved in the Education of Students with ADHD, TS, OCD. Marilyn P. Dornbush (PhD), Sheryl K. Pruitt (M.Ed.), 1995, Hope Press.

*Living With Tourette Syndrome, Elaine Shimberg, 1995, Fireside Press.

*Hi, I'm Adam (children's), Adam Buehrens, 1991, Hope Press.

*The Explosive Child
, Centre For Collaborative Problem Solving (Ross Greene, Ph.D.)

*Dysinhibition Syndrome, Rose Wood, 1999

*Tourette's Syndrome: Tics, Obsessions, Compulsions. Developmental Psychopathology and Clinical Care (professionals), James F. Leckman, Donald J. Cohen, 1999, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

*Advances In Neurology Vol. 85: Tourette Syndrome (professionals), D.J. Cohen, J. Jankovic, C. Goetz (eds), 2001, Lippincott, Williams and Wilkens.

*Tourette's Syndrome: Finding Answers and Getting Help, Mitzi Waltz (parent of a 10 year old with TS), 2001. From the Patient Centered Guide Series. Ordering information available at

*Understanding Tourette Syndrome: A Handbook For Educators, Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada, 2001. Order by email (, website (, telephone (1-800-361-3120), fax (416-861-2472), or mail (206-194 Jarvis St., Toronto, ON, M5B 2B7)

*Raising Your Spirited Child: A guide for parents whose child is MORE: Mary Sheedy Kurcinka, 1991, HarperPerennial.

Locations Worth Noting

Parentbooks (listings on variety of special needs).  Contact for bibliographies, or click here for an excellent composite bibiography developed jointly by Parentbooks and Dr. McKinlay:

201 Harbord Street,
Toronto, ON,
M5S 1H6
Fax: 416-537-9499
internet bookstore

Hope Press (specializes in publishing books on disorders).


Echolalia Press


Medical, University Libraries (Medline, PsychLit., Social Sciences Citation Index) PubMed

URL: http://www4.ncbi.nlm.

Special Needs Book Review. The #1 Resource For Special Needs Literature. A Canadian site.


The Official Oliver Sacks Website. A man to whom, because of his writings, and his generous spirit, I owe a great debt of gratitude............


Parry Sound Books: Special Needs ... Special Books. Contact for Bibliographies:

The Beatty Building,
26 James Street,
Parry Sound, ON, P2A 1T5


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