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Betwitched
Produced by: Natalie Kestecher
Until recently, little was known about the unusual neurological disorder that compels people to make strange noises, utterances and movements, otherwise known as tourette's syndrome. On today’s Program, producer Natalie Kestecher of the ABC helps us get a glimpse into the worlds of several people living with, and struggling through, Tourette’s Syndrome. This program airs as part of the international documentary exchange series, Crossing Boundaries.

Program Credits

Betwitched was produced by Natalie Kestecher of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, with technical production by Steven Tilley. Percussion and drum solos were by John Coleman. Special thanks to Phil Willis and the Tourette's Syndrome Association of Australia. This program airs as part of the international documentary exchange series, Crossing Boundaries.

Resources

Links:
Tourette Syndrome
This site provides information for individuals and families on Tourette's Syndrome and other associated behavioral disorders.

Tourette Syndrome Associate Inc.
This organization provides helpful resources for people diagnosed with this disorder, such as books, conferences, and newsletters.

The Twitchboard
Part of the Michigan chapter of the Tourette Syndrome Association's site, this is a collection of poems submitted by those with Tourette's and their families.

Books:
Teaching the Tiger: A Handbook for Individuals Involved in the Education of Students with Attention Deficit Disorders, Tourette Syndrome or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
by: Marilyn Pierce Dornbush and Sheryl K. Pruitt 1995
This book received great reviews from parents and educators for its practical advice and information about children with Tourette Syndrome and other behavioral disorders.

Children with Tourette Syndrome: A Parent's Guide
by: Tracy Haerle (Editor), Foreword by Jim Eisenreich 1992
This compassionate guide provides answers to this misunderstood condition.

Motherless Brooklyn
by: Jonathan Lethem 2000
In this mystery novel, Lionel, an orphan afflicted with Tourett's Syndrome, is foced to play detective in his friend's murder.

A Mind of its own: Tourette's Syndrome: A Story and a Guide
by: Ruth Dowling Brunn, Bertel Bruun 1994
This book fills the need for an informative, comprehensive and accessible resource on this condition, which still perplexes doctors today.

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