What Are Tics?
Tics are sudden, repetitive movements and sounds that are difficult, if not impossible, to control. If your child or adolescent experiences sudden, uncontrollable behavior like this, you are likely asking yourself, "What are tics and how do we handle them?"
Pediatric Neurological Associates can help you determine if your child is suffering from a tic disorder, like Tourette's, as well as provide them with guidance on how to reduce the effects these tics have on their life. If your child is repeatedly doing any of the following, they may have a tic disorder:
|» Nose Wrinkling
» Head Twitching
» Eye Blinking
|» Lip Biting
» Facial Grimacing
» Obsessive Touching
» Throat Clearing
Common Sign of Tourettes in Children
Tourettes syndrome is a neurological disorder in which a person experiences both motor and vocal tics. Pediatric Neurological Associates has estensive experience in helping treat tourettes in children.
Some of the warning signs that your child or teen is dealing with Tourette's include:
To learn more about conditions like cerebral palsy, tics, and tourettes, contact Pediatric Neurology Associates! We have multiple locations throughout the region and serve on staff at All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg and St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in Tampa.
|» Tics Become Worse When Child Is under Stress
» Tic Changes into a Completely Different Tic
» Child Has Tics & Trouble Sleeping
|» Motor & Vocal Tics That Persist Longer than a Year
» Showing Signs of Tics, & Is also Diagnosed with ADHD or OCD