This is something that classroom teachers need more training to identify and manage.

I had a student with either undiagnosed or unacknowledged Tourette’s (his mother was very religious and was constantly sending him to various Bible studies and boot camps), and it wasn’t until I was preparing to leave my job that I realized what was most likely going on with the student, and while I reported my concerns to the principal on my way out the door, I have no idea if was ever addressed.

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