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Posted by on Apr. 19, 2012 at 8:17 PM
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Getting looked at for Tourettes Syndrome?
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mandee1503
by Amanda on Apr. 19, 2012 at 10:12 PM

You can talk to your pedi, or even a therapist, and they can recommend who would be best in your area. Good luck!

darbyakeep45
by Darby on Apr. 20, 2012 at 6:03 AM

I agree with Amanda...talk to your pediatrician and then get the proper specialists involved.  Good luck!

natesmom1228
by on Apr. 20, 2012 at 7:32 AM

Talk to your ped and have them recommend a good child neurologist. I love my sons and he has been with him since he was 5. Nathan was diagnosed at 5. There are no tests for TS. It's strictly just observation and what the neurologist says. What tics does he have?

DeirdraG.
by on Apr. 20, 2012 at 8:43 AM
He's currently diagnosed ADHD spd odd and autistic bc the tics. Now I know TS can go hand in hand with ADHD and the tics are better when he's on his adderall.

But tics are constant grunting, sniffling, clearing his throat. He will start on.his own or it will start as a repeation. He can ask the same question over 100x bc he can't stop. He can't stop moving his mouth into grimaces or smiles. He can't stop his hands from moving. He's been known to self harm. But says he doesn't want to..

The more I read up on TS the more I see my son and wouldn't you know it was a passerby in the grocery store who noticed his tics and asked me how I did therapy for the TS.

It got me thinking. Df, whose only been in DS life for 2 yrs, has always mentioned TS.


Quoting natesmom1228:

Talk to your ped and have them recommend a good child neurologist. I love my sons and he has been with him since he was 5. Nathan was diagnosed at 5. There are no tests for TS. It's strictly just observation and what the neurologist says. What tics does he have?

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natesmom1228
by on Apr. 20, 2012 at 12:21 PM

There is no real therapy for TS. My suggestion would be to journal all the tics that you see and the span at which they last. Most come and go (wax and wane). TS will only be diagnosed if there are both vocal and movement tics present for over a year at a time.

It sound like it more then likely is, but I would start journaling ASAP because it will be your luck that you will go in for an eval and he won't have any. Believe me it has happened, lol. Good luck and if you need anything let me know. My son was disgnosed at 5 and he is now 11.

Quoting DeirdraG.:

He's currently diagnosed ADHD spd odd and autistic bc the tics. Now I know TS can go hand in hand with ADHD and the tics are better when he's on his adderall.

But tics are constant grunting, sniffling, clearing his throat. He will start on.his own or it will start as a repeation. He can ask the same question over 100x bc he can't stop. He can't stop moving his mouth into grimaces or smiles. He can't stop his hands from moving. He's been known to self harm. But says he doesn't want to..

The more I read up on TS the more I see my son and wouldn't you know it was a passerby in the grocery store who noticed his tics and asked me how I did therapy for the TS.

It got me thinking. Df, whose only been in DS life for 2 yrs, has always mentioned TS.


Quoting natesmom1228:

Talk to your ped and have them recommend a good child neurologist. I love my sons and he has been with him since he was 5. Nathan was diagnosed at 5. There are no tests for TS. It's strictly just observation and what the neurologist says. What tics does he have?


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