ImPAcT: Improving the Psychosocial experiences of Adolescents with Tourette syndrome

CAN YOU HELP US WITH OUR RESEARCH?

ImPAcT: Improving the Psychosocial experiences of Adolescents with Tourette syndrome

CAN YOU HELP US WITH OUR RESEARCH?

Improving understanding of the psychosocial experiences of adolescents with Tourette syndrome

Tourettes Action has received funding from the Big Lottery Fund to carry out a programme of research with the University of Nottingham. The research aims to explore the experiences of young people living with Tourette Syndrome and to develop ways to improve support, particularly in schools. The first and second themes of this research (recently completed) involved interviews with young people about their day to day experiences of living with Tourette Syndrome and ways in which support can be improved within school.

Recruitment for the third theme is still on going and aims to find out what factors affect tics and tic regulation.

You can still take part in theme 3!

Are you ready for a challenge? Do you like playing on X-Box 360 Kinect?

If the answer is ‘YES’ and if you have been diagnosed with TS (ages 10-20) we would like to invite you to join us in a fun activity session at the University of Nottingham on any day that suits you.

It doesn’t matter if you are fit or not, challenge yourself doing cardio-boxing or tai-chi! Get involved in other tasks too which require you to suppress your tics or monitor your heart rate.

We are interested in observing how such activities may affect your tics therefore we would be very grateful if you could help us in this study by taking part.

We will offer £10 shopping vouchers to all participants and £10 to parents to help with travel expenses.

For more information, please email me (seonaid@tourettes–action.org.uk) or you can ring me on 01276 482 903. We will then send you more information about the study, a freepost envelope and a consent form for you to return if you decide to take part. For those under 16 years we will also send information and a consent form for your parent or guardian.

THANK YOU

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