Take a Tour of Tourette Syndrome Online Self Paced (2 hours/.2 CEU)


Take a Tour of Tourette Syndrome


What are the signs, when do they develop?

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Take a Tour of Tourette Syndrome Online Self Paced (2 hours/.2 CEU) is a IACET CEU: Credits - 0.2 learning event.


What constitutes an involuntary tic? Can these ever be controlled? Is Tourette Syndrom a behavior or neurological disorder? Does Tourette Syndrome worsen as a child gets older? What, if any, is the cause of Tourette Syndrome? This learning event will provide a tour of Tourette Syndrome including, but not limited to, symptoms, characteristics, different types of tics, how it is diagnosed with the onset being being between ages 3 & 9 years of age and importantly, the child's perspective on how Tourette Syndrome makes them feel. Attend this learning event to acquire practical strategies for children of all ages in early care and education environments with a focus on the school age years.


After attending this event, participants will be able to describe the main characteristics and identify the impact of Tourette Syndrome on young children as well as incorporate practical strategies into their environment.


Registration always open!

Registration is $15.00



Karen’s personal information:

Family demographics: Originally from West Virginia, has 1 sister, lives in Kings Mountain.  Recently had a very small, private wedding ceremony and married Jeff Presnell, but kept the name Karen Darby, on Tuesday, 2-22-2022.  Karen has no children of her own but enjoys spending time with Jeff’s grown children and grandchildren.


Hobbies: Swimming, hiking, biking, flower gardening, painting, willing to try anything outdoors at least once.


Outside interests: Teaches an adult swimming class for the City of Shelby, Certified Aqua Fitness Instructor, Volunteers in the community and senior center


Future plans/aspirations: An on-going goal is to be a published author (of more than just an article or blogpost), bring the on-demand learning platform/courses to the level of recognition of a statewide project/be viewed as a statewide project director or advance to a higher position in SW, if applicable and available. 


Contact Karen at darby.karen@swcdcinc.org

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Instructors have no proprietary interest in the development or marketing of learning events.

Continuing Education-Credit Issued

IACET CEU: Credits - 0.2

In order to earn the certificate, participants are required read course handouts, watch video clips, answer online interactive questions, and score a 90% or higher on a post knowledge assessment. Certificates are immediately available for downloading, printing, and saving directly from the course software in PDF format.

Online-Self Paced

Closed Captioning

Closed captioning in English and Spanish made possible through grant funding from the Pisgah Health Foundation.


Technology Requirements


This course is accessible from any electronic device that is connected to the internet, such as a smart phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer.

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

Access to email is needed.

Software requirements: Audio, flash player, PDF reader, access to email

Course handouts and certificates are available in PDF format, so please use PDF software to open document in the course and download certificates. A PDF reader is a free download at numerous different sites.

You will receive an email confirmation with a link assigned specifically to you/your email address after payment is confirmed.

Click the link in the email and the course will begin. No special software is required.

Please retain that that email/link to return to the course. You may return to the course as many times as you like by closing your browser.

If you happen to lose the email, please contact darby.karen@swcdcinc.org for a duplicate email to be sent to you. Please provide your name, the course name and the month that you registered for the course.