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Adaptive Functioning and Time Processing in Children with Tourette Syndrome

Fakhro, Summer; (2018) Adaptive Functioning and Time Processing in Children with Tourette Syndrome. Doctoral thesis (D.Clin.Psy), UCL (University College London). Green open access

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Abstract

Overview This thesis focuses on behavioural outcomes in children with Tourette syndrome (TS). Part I is a systematic review of the literature on aggression in TS. The aim of the review is to better understand aggression in TS and specifically to determine the impact of ADHD symptoms on aggressive behaviour in TS. The impact of these findings will support families and clinicians in knowing the risk factors, and potentially best treatment approaches, for behaviours that challenge in TS. In Part II, adaptive functioning, or the ability to apply one’s cognitive abilities to achieve day-to-day tasks, is examined in children with TS. Time processing, or the ability to process time intervals, is increasingly becoming known as one of the brains most important basic functions and has been shown to be impaired in multiple neurodevelopmental conditions. An experimental time measure is used in this study to investigate the impact of time processing on adaptive functioning outcome in TS. This was a joint project with DClinPsy Trainee, LH. In the final portion of this thesis, Part III, the research process is critically appraised, and challenges that arose in the process are highlighted. This includes a reflection on broader themes relating to working with children with TS, application of the study findings, and future directions for research.

Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Qualification: D.Clin.Psy
Title: Adaptive Functioning and Time Processing in Children with Tourette Syndrome
Event: UCL
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © The Author 2018. Original content in this thesis is licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) Licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). Any third-party copyright material present remains the property of its respective owner(s) and is licensed under its existing terms. Access may initially be restricted at the author’s request.
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10063633
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