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My 3 yr old sticking out tongue 50-60 times a day ,not on purpose

Hi I have a 3 1/2 yr old son who has developed this almost tic like feature , he sticks out his tongue and his neck goes up , it happens all day everyday probably 50-60 times a day . I have watched him and he doesnt realize he is even doing this. He has recently started speech therapy , which i thought possibly contributed to this behavior , but has not subsided . Should I be concerned ? I have mentioned this to the ped but there are saying its probably from the speech therapy but im not agreeing with this

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Asked by bdgrly32 at 8:58 PM on Mar. 31, 2011 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • Tourettes maybe

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 9:01 PM on Mar. 31, 2011

  • I was thinking tourettes or absant seizures.

    Answer by Ati_13 at 9:07 PM on Mar. 31, 2011

  • Well reading on Tourettes........ Touretteโ€™s may be diagnosed when a person exhibits both multiple motor and one or more vocal tics (although these do not need to be concurrent) over the period of a year, with no more than three consecutive tic-free months.

    Comment by bdgrly32 (original poster) at 9:10 PM on Mar. 31, 2011

  • i would have him evaluated by a different doctor.

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 9:10 PM on Mar. 31, 2011

  • Sounds like you should find a pediatric neurologist to rule out any concerns

    Answer by hotelmom123 at 3:16 PM on Apr. 1, 2011

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