Many children with Tourette's syndrome are never diagnosed. Some are treated for attention deficit disorder or other co-morbidities never knowing the true diagnosis. The following symptom checklist may be helpful when talking with your healthcare provider. Review each item and mark all that apply to your child.
Blurts out words when he/she don’t mean to
makes grunting noises or constantly clearing his/her throat
uncontrollable body jerks or twitches
repeats things that others say somewhat in a “parrot” fashion
repeats his/her words or phrases
If you marked any one of these symptoms, talk with your child's healthcare provider.