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The Challenges Of Being A Teacher With Tourettes

May 13, 2019

Natalie Pearson is a primary school teacher and one of a few in the world to also have Tourette’s syndrome.

Tourettes causes her to swear, sometimes in class, and also jerk her body – but she says her students and colleagues have embraced it.

The science teacher was diagnosed with late-onset Tourette’s syndrome at the age of 21 and believes a traumatic rape at university was the trigger.

Natalie’s story was originally heard on the BBC’s Multi Story podcast.

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