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Table 2 Difficulties in secondary school reported by young people with TS, parents and staff

From: Difficulties experienced by young people with Tourette syndrome in secondary school: a mixed methods description of self, parent and staff perspectives

Type of school difficulty Self-report frequency (percentage) Parent-report frequency (percentage) Staff-report frequency (percentage)
Concentration 22/35 (62.9 %) 23/35 (65.7 %) 18/35 (51.4 %)
Unhelpful staff response to tics 20/35 (57.1 %) 21/35 (60.0 %) 7/35 (20.0 %)
Difficulties with other students 20/35 (57.1 %) 16/35 (45.7 %) 7/35 (20.0 %)
Homework 15/35 (42.8 %) 18/35 (51.4 %) 8/35 (22.9 %)
Examinations 15/35 (42.8 %) 11/35 (31.4 %) 7/35 (20.0 %)
Anxiety in school 10/35 (28.6 %) 12/35 (34.3 %) 17/35 (48.6 %)
Writing 9/35 (25.7 %) 10/35 (28.6 %) 5/35 (14.3 %)
Managing anger in school 9/35 (25.7 %) 9/35 (25.7 %) 6/35 (17.1 %)