Written specifically for siblings of children with Tourette syndrome (TS), Why Do You Do That? is an age-appropriate source of information for children and adolescents aged 8 to 16.
Uttom Chowdhury and Mary Robertson describe tics and Tourette's in clear, child-friendly terms and provide a simple explanation of the biological causes. Other chapters focus on living with someone who has TS, associated features such as obsessive-compulsive disorder, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and aggression, and what siblings can do to help. The authors also offer practical tips on how to deal with issues such as problems at school and bullying.
This book from England will prove helpful for brothers and sisters of children with TS, as well as parents and other family members.
"Youngsters with Tourette syndrome will find comfort and good humor in this superbly written book by Professor Mary Robertson and Dr. Uttom Chowdhury, recognized experts in the treatment and scientific research of Tourette syndrome. Their compassion and deep understanding of their patients and their families are unparalleled."--Judit Ungar, President and Sue Levi-Pearl, VP, Medical and Scientific Program, Tourette Syndrome Association (USA)
"I am delighted to recommend this book, which is devoted to helping young people understand TS. It is not only written by two highly experienced doctors but also includes an interesting collection of personal experiences of people affected by the syndrome. Young people more than anyone may feel they are alone in facing the challenges of life and this book is a very valuable source of support and information for all families affected by TS."--Jeremy Stern, Chair of Tourette syndrome (UK) Association
Foreword by Tim Howard. Illustrated by Liz Whallett. 96 pages. 2006