Leaky Brakes: What They Are. What They AREN'T (74 minutes)
-Finally a DVD of a presentation by Dr Dunc! Filmed at the Child & Parent Resource Institute (CPRI), and funded by the Volunteer Organization of CPRI (VOCPRI), Following an introduction by Dr. Dunc, this film captures him presenting at Session One of the Brake Shop clinic's acclaimed, "Leaky Brake 101" course. Interspersed througout the film are poignant interviews with various youth and parent coping with TS and associated disorders. Through this DVD viewers will gain an understanding of Tourette Syndrome and associated disorders, how to recognize and understand them, and how now not to misinterpet them.
All proceeds from the sale of this DVD go to VOCPRI to use in enhancing the Brake Shop Clinic program. Order fromVOCPRI by clicking here.
Have Tourettes, but Tourettes Doesn't Have Me (30 MINUTES)
best TS video anywhere. Period. A documentary presented by HBO and the
TSA that dispels the myths of Tourette Syndrome through the experiences
of young people. Extra DVD features include a variety of resources for
educators, families, and children interested in learning more about
Tourette Syndrome, in addition to supplementary information from experts.
Order by clicking here.
A Twitch (30 MINUTES)
Media and available for purchase through the National
Film Board, this award-winning documentary chronicles the life of
Dr. McKinlay both as a child and pre-diagnosis, using filmed flashback
segments, and also present-day post-diagnosis as he tours on presentation
and presents the oral defence of his thesis. Interviews of Dr. McKinlay's
family and others important in his journey are threaded throughout the
story. For further information on the film and it's credits, awards
and reviews it's received, and to order your own copy visit the
Documentary! section of this website.
Mysteries -- Tourette Syndrome (60 MINUTES)
by the BBC and airing on Discovery Health Channel, this video provides
a good cross-section of the current status of TS by interviewing researchers,
clinicians, and individuals with TS (including Dr.
McKinlay) across North America and the UK. Coverage includes detailed
looks at the newest and most controversial treatments for TS.
Tic Code (feature-length)
film was written by Polly Draper (thirtysomething) and scored by her
husband Michael Wolff (band leader for the Arsenio Hall show) who has
TS. It tells the story of Miles, an extraordinary gifted twelve year-old
who lives with his single mother, Laura, and shares a fierce love of
jazz with his idol, the legendary saxophonist Tyrone Pike. A breathless
improvisational meeting between the two forges a friendship. Miles'
desire for his mother to share in his new found love for Tyrone leads
him into a child's innocent game of matchmaking. Set to the exciting
and sensual rhythms of the New York jazz scene, THE TIC CODE is a riveting,
touching and exhilarating story of three people finding themselves by
finding each other.
of Support (45 minutes -- intended for teachers)
-TS is Powerful! (10 minutes -- intended for classmates)
-Journey of Discovery (87 minutes -- adult issues)
It! I Can't (13 MINUTES) *
by the TSA, this is a fast paced documentary for elementary school ages,
featuring several youngsters with TS coping and achieving and William
Shatner. Written to create sensitivity and reduce ridicule of
children with TS among their peers.
A Person Too (22 MINUTES) *
winning documentary featuring five people with diverse backgrounds talking
about living with TS. This video depicts a broad range of symptoms.
Viewers can obtain a better understanding of the disorder and its manifestations.
Teacher Looks At Tourette Syndrome
in two editions from the TSA -- 60 minutes (primarily educators) and
30 minutes (more universal). Susan Conners (noted US teacher with Tourette
syndrome, and executive member of the TSA) provides strategies for TS
in the classroom.
Syndrome - The Sudden Intruder (1978)
documentary - made by the Neuropsychiatric Institute at the University
of California Los Angeles and narrated by actor Jack Lemmon - is still
considered to be the best despite its age, say some. It's short, sweet
and to the point.
Perspective - Diplomacy In Action (45 MINUTES) *
guidance to TS families on school advocacy issues. Concrete ideas
to insure the success of the TS child's school experience.
Regular Kid, That's Me (44 MINUTES) *
film shows 19 children with TS ranging in ages from 7 to 17, interacting
with several teachers in classroom settings. Includes management
strategies and valuable information about TS and associated behaviours.
Syndrome: A Guide To Diagnosis (30 MINUTES) *
diagnostic tool from the TSA featuring seven patients exhibiting the
full range of TS symptoms along with demonstrations of other movement
disorders for differential diagnosis. Features Dr. Orrin Palmer, a psychiatrist
that has TS.
Panel Of Experts (30 MINUTES) *
covers diagnosis, medications, natural history, and associated behaviour.
About Tourette Syndrome (45 MINUTES) *
psychiatrist with TS leads an in-depth discussion with a brother and
sister both whom have TS. From the TSA.
The Usual Suspect (10.5 MINUTES) *
TSA educational video, this one designed for police. This video
makes police aware of TS related problems they might encounter while
on duty, mostly due to misperceptions of TS.
And Shout (1 HOUR)
groundbreaking and popular documentary of 4 adults with Tourette Syndrome
was done by Lowel Handler, an artist who also has TS.
BY RICHARD LAVOIE:
Disabilities and Social Skills with Richard Lavoie: Last One Picked...First
One Picked On". Excellent parent/teacher training video discussing
a variety of social skill deficits and interventions (1994).
Disabilities and Discipline: Richard Lavoie's Guide to Improving Children's
Learning Disabilities: How Difficult Can This Be? The F.A.T. City Workshop
with Richard Lavoie" (1989).
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