A Family's Quest for Rhythm
Living with Tourette, ADD, OCD and Challenging Behaviors
Kathy Giordano & Matt Giordano
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When their youngest child, Matthew, was diagnosed with Tourette syndrome, ADD and OCD, Kathy and Tony Giordano tried everything they could think of to alleviate Matt’s severe symptoms and significant behavior issues. But once they discovered their son’s undeniable talent for drumming, the Giordanos began to focus on Matt’s abilities instead of only on his difficulties. In this no-holds-barred memoir, the Giordanos discuss Matt’s intense childhood symptoms and the family’s feelings of isolation and blame. Kathy shares her desperate search for an answer and struggle to keep her family intact, while Tony tells the story of a frustrated yet determined father. Matt reflects on his difficult childhood and provides tips for parents of children with similar obstacles, plus explains the critical support that allowed him to start his company, Drum Echoes, Inc.