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  • 1. Tourettes By: Shaena Smith
  • 2. *Symptoms*
    • Symptoms fall into 3 categories: motor, vocal, & behavioral manifestations.
    • Motor Tics- Sudden body movements EX. Eye blinking, bending over & touching the ground
    • Vocal Tics- Sounds and words, not in the child’s control. Can occur many times throughout the day. EX. Sniffing, grunting, throat clearing, repetitive & involuntary.
    • People with tourettes tend to feel an urge or sensation in some part of the body & it feels irresistible.
  • 3. *Less Common Symptoms*
    • Inappropriate swearing
    • Inappropriate obscene gestures
    • Involuntary repetition of speech of others
    • Imitations of others
  • 4. *Treatment*
    • People with life disrupting symptoms can suppress them with drugs that affect the chemistry of the brain
    • Family counseling and psychotherapy can be useful to help cope with problems.
  • 5. *Rate of Occurrence*
    • Tourettes occurs in approximately 4-5 individuals per 10,000 people.
  • 6. *Educational Ramifications*
    • Children are teased because of their tics.
    • They may have trouble reading or writing, problems with math computations, or perceptual problems .