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Tourette's Syndrome

Tourette syndrome is a condition that affects a person's central nervous system and causes tics. Tics are movements or sounds that a person can't control and that they repeat over and over. For instance, you might repeatedly blink your eyes, shrug your shoulders or blurt out unusual sounds or offensive words.

Tics typically show up between ages 2 and 15, with the average being around 6 years of age. Males are about three to four times more likely than females to develop Tourette syndrome.

Resource library - Children & young people (tourettes-action.org.uk)

Tics & Tourettes | NELFT NHS Foundation Trust

Tourette's syndrome - NHS (www.nhs.uk)

Tourette Disorder in Children (nationwidechildrens.org)

Pediatric Tourette Syndrome | Children's National Hospital (childrensnational.org)

Tourette syndrome | Great Ormond Street Hospital (gosh.nhs.uk)

 

Educational Psychology Service Parent Helpline

Do you have concerns about your child’s education or development that you would like to talk through with an Educational Psychologist (EP)?

 

Call our Parent Helpline

01245 433293

Mondays 1pm – 5pm

(during term time)

 

What is the Parent helpline?

The helpline is for carers and parents of children and young people up to the age of 19 with concerns about their children’s education or development.

 

What will happen during a call?

You will talk to a qualified Educational Psychologist who will listen to your concerns and work with you to find a positive way forward.

 

What will happen after a call?

It will be a discrete piece of work with no follow up from the EP. The helpline is confidential and personal details will not be recorded and nor will information be passed onto other sources.