Tic Disorders

Desiree - posted on 12/21/2015 ( 1 mom has responded )




My 4 year old son has a tic disorder by which he has vocal and motor tics. I'm trying to accept his tics and come to terms with them but am sad and anxious. Anybody have advice for making peace with and accepting your child's tics? Any uplifting stories would be great and most appreciated!


Sarah - posted on 12/21/2015




What are you most anxious about? I am a school nurse and I have two students aged 7 and 12 with severe tic disorder. The older child is completely mainstreamed and his tics are well accepted by his peers. The 7 yo has other behavioral components and she is in a BD setting. Her motor tics are primarily head and shoulder involved and she also has few vocal tics. The behavioral therapist in our district works within the classroom to educate the typical students and IMO this has done the greatest good as far as helping these student feel like part of the peer group. Education, patience and understanding goes so far! Both of these kids have responded well to stress reduction techniques to minimize tics. Get to know you school and what services you can channel to pave the way to help you child fit it, and develop a sense of normalcy. Good luck!

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