A 39-year-old member asked:
how can i explain tourette's to a six year old?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Simply: A person with Tourette's has a feeling that they just can't stop, to do or say some thing. That might be a noise or word, or body movement, or humming or tapping or biting on something. Telling them not to do it makes it worse, but asking them to play or talking with them might stop it for a little while, when they are thinking about something else.
A 45-year-old member asked:
How to explain tourette's to a 6 year old?
1 doctor answer • 7 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Explain: explain what the symptoms are and that the person exhibiting them can not help themselves.thus there is no fault or blame
Last updated Apr 6, 2018
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