Tourette Talk: Supporting Siblings of Children with Special Needs (NJCTS)

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Tourette Talk: Supporting Siblings of Children with Special Needs (NJCTS)

There are many types of programs in place to support a child with special needs, and there are support groups for parents and grandparents who need guidance in navigating the challenges of raising a child with special needs. However, there is another group that also needs assistance, and that is siblings. Parents understand why they need to focus attention on their child diagnosed with a special need but at the same time parents also agonize over what impact this is having on the siblings in the family. There may be feelings of guilt, neglect or even inadequacy. What can parents do to support their other children, the siblings?

Join Dr. Jeff Lichtman in this special Tourette Talk where he will discuss what the research shows and talk about the ways you can support siblings. Dr. Lichtman is a psychologist with many years of experience in both regular and special education. He has masters’ degrees in school psychology and education from St. John’s University and NYU. Jeff received his undergraduate and rabbinical training from Yeshiva University, where he completed his doctorate as well.  His areas of expertise include individual & group counseling, social skills training, and teacher training.

Age Groups
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
Community Services
Employment / Training
Family & Support Services
Health Services
Behavioral / Mental Health
Intellectual and Developmental Needs
Payment Options
  • Free

Last Updated: 11/07/22