I can't stop! : a story about Tourette Syndrome / Holly L. Niner ; illustrated by Meryl Treatner
- A boy is diagnosed with Tourette syndrome and learns about constructive ways he can manage his condition. Includes nonfiction information from a physician. One day Nathan starts blinking-a lot. It bothers his parents and his sister. After a while the blinking stops, but then Nathan starts sniffing. One of his classmates complains to the teacher. Then, after a swim meet, Nathan's head keeps moving back and forth. His mom is annoyed and asks him to stop. But the problem is, Nathan can't stop. A doctor explains that Nathan's movements are called tics. Lots of children have them, and if they continue for a long time, that's called Tourette syndrome, or TS. With the help of his doctor, his parents, and his best friend, Nathan works on managing his tics so they aren't so noticeable to other people. Holly L. Niner shows how children with Tourette syndrome act and feel. Just as in her first book, Mr. Worry: A Story about OCD, she helps the reader better understand someone with a frustrating condition.
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