The purpose of this study was to do research on difficulties of a teacher who was in charge of a
student with Tourette’s disorder by using autoethnography method. The results of this study are
summarized as follows: First, the student with Tourette’s disorder had done motor tics and vocal tics
during school hours. The tics made the student with Tourette’s disorder anxious and depressive.
The anxiety and depression caused aggressive speech and behaviors to classmates. As a result, the
classmates began to keep away from the student with Tourette’s disorder. Second, the teacher who
was in charge of the student with Tourette’s disorder didn’t have an expert knowledge about
students with Tourette’s disorder. That made a lot of conflicts between the teacher and the student.
When being in charge of students with special needs such as students with Tourette’s disorder,
students with ADHD, gifted students, and so on, teachers have to consider what is the best
interventions for students with disabilities or disorders. Teachers always should think over the
difference between ideals and reality, acceptance and criticism, and discrimination and consideration.