What to tell your pediatrician if you think your child has Tourette's Syndrome

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.