Front of the Class is a 2008 American drama film based on the book by Brad Cohen, Front of the Class: How Tourette Syndrome Made Me the Teacher I Never Had, co-authored by Lisa Wysocky.The book was made into a Hallmark Hall of Fame TV movie starring newcomer James Wolk—a 2007 University of Michigan graduate Brad Cohen's story starts when he is a young boy and his mother helps doctors to realize that he has Tourette syndrome."I hear about 13 or so voices," she said in a news release from Durham University, in England.
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A psychiatrist believes that Brad's tics are the result of his parents' divorce. Ellen takes her search to the library and comes across Tourette syndrome (TS) in a medical book.
She shows this to the psychiatrist, who agrees with the diagnosis, and says that there is no cure.
With his mother's help and the support of his school principal, Brad eventually becomes an award-winning teacher.
Thanks to his mother never giving up, Brad is a success story and shares his success with everyone around him.
He confides in Ellen his concern that Nancy will get fed up with his tics, but she reassures him that he musn't let his TS get in the way.