Tourette Syndrome - CMEZ254

Tourette Syndrome

by Heather Simpson, OTD, MOT, OTR/L
(4.5 / 12 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Medicine (1.00 Credits)
Physician (1.00 Credits)

Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50


The Tourette Association of America estimates that one in every 160 children has been diagnosed with TS, and one out of 100 children has a tic disorder. TS affects boys three to four times as often as girls, and about 86% of those afflicted have been diagnosed with at least one additional mental health condition, neurodevelopmental condition, or behavioral disorder. There is no magic bullet to cure TS, but there are several evidenced-based treatment avenues available. Children with TS pass through a large number of practice settings — perhaps most often in schools — where school nurses, occupational therapists, and speech language pathologists have a vital role in developing a plan of accommodation. This course outlines the history, diagnosis, treatment, and management of TS.


The goal of this continuing education program is to educate nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and social workers about the neurological disorder known as Tourette syndrome. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Identify the types of tics that are present in TS
  • Differentiate TS from other tic disorders based on diagnostic criteria
  • Identify the complex needs of the majority of those affected by TS
  • Describe therapies used in treating TS

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses and physicians.
Physicians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Medicine, Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine, and Florida Physician Assistants (provider # FBN 50-1489).
Physician Continuing Education Credit
OnCourse Learning designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Physician Assistant Continuing Education Credit
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.0 hour of Category I credit for completing this program.
There is no commercial support provided for this online educational activity.

Course Originally Released on: 8/13/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 1/28/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 1/28/2022

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Pamela D - Golden, CO  ·  Nov 12, 2018
question 1 on the exam has 2 mandatory criterion for dx of Tourette syndrome but you can only choose one--age and length of onset--this should be corrected
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Beverly L - SLC, UT  ·  Aug 30, 2017
good overview of tic disorders and treatment
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Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50