Brief functional analysis and treatment of a vocal tic
Some children develop motor or vocal tics
, obsessions, compulsions, or combinations of these symptoms shortly after a streptococcal infection, such as strep throat.
His motor tics (mouth movements, head banging, shoulder shaking, hand and leg swinging, stomach muscles stretching) started 3 years ago and his vocal tics
one year later (winking, sniffing, copropraxy, coprolalia, echolalia, sudden bursting talks, coughing, snoring, whistlingl, affecting daily activities such as putting clothes on, eating and showering.
You've probably seen the motor or vocal tics
in characters on the TV shows Ally McBeal or The Practice.
com)-- Medical researchers are hopeful that a new investigational drug being tested in clinical trials will prove to be an effective treatment for Tourette Syndrome - an inherited, misdiagnosed, misunderstood neurological disorder that presents in childhood and causes involuntary motor and vocal tics
Comment: Tourette's syndrome is characterized by motor and vocal tics
The biggest obstacle for people dealing with Tourette Syndrome is the attitude that people have when they see someone with physical and vocal tics
Sounds that are made involuntarily (such as throat clearing) are called vocal tics
The condition is a neurological disorder that causes involuntary facial and body movements and sometimes also causes vocal tics
such as grunting, throat-clearing or the involuntary use of obscene or socially inappropriate words.
in Gilles de la Tourette syndrome treated with botulinum toxin injections.
Simple vocal tics
may involve coughing, throat clearing and whistling, while complex vocal tics
include the repetition of words or phrases, such as 'you know' or 'alright'.
Some examples of vocal tics
are throat-clearing, snorting, grunting, or barking, or even words or phrases.