Christie - posted on 01/15/2009 ( 70 moms have responded )
My son started having head tics at the end of September, he is 8 years old. His Dr. said that a lot of kids develope tics between 8-10. He also told me that their is no "test" that can diagnose Tourette's. He reccommended to watch him for a year and go from there. He told me not to worry, that tics did not affect his intelligence or physical ablility. Frustrating. I feel like I am constantly staring at his head to see if he is tic'ing and trying to find a pattern or reason.I noticed that the tics get worse when he is excited or stressed. His teacher said she notices him doing it when he is in a hurry to finish his work or during tests. So far it has not affected his grades or classroom participation. I just don't know what to do, his doctor gave me the feeling that this wasn't a "big deal," but it is all I think about. I have read hundreds of web-sites and they have conflicting info.