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Can you tell me of any good behavior plans for an aggressive child with ts?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
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In brief: ADHD & anxiety

disorders, often OCD-type, usually co-exist with the chronic motor & vocal tics.
They must be diagnosed to develop effective medical,therapeutic & educational treatments. A Neurodevelopmental Exam defines deficits in attention, executive functions, & learning. See a Child Psychologist for Parent Behavior Management Training + Cognitive-Behavioral & Social Skills Therapies for a school-age child.

In brief: ADHD & anxiety

disorders, often OCD-type, usually co-exist with the chronic motor & vocal tics.
They must be diagnosed to develop effective medical,therapeutic & educational treatments. A Neurodevelopmental Exam defines deficits in attention, executive functions, & learning. See a Child Psychologist for Parent Behavior Management Training + Cognitive-Behavioral & Social Skills Therapies for a school-age child.
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
" Teaching the Tiger" is a good book for parents & teachers.Join www.tsa-usa.org/ TSA , the Tourette Syndrome Association, for more resources. Mothers of boys with TS may have OCD &/or ADHD. Fathers may have had tics or TS in childhood.Behavioral methods, i.e., rewarding adaptive behaviors & ignoring maladaptive behaviors work, but are more difficult to treat if anxiety-driven or from ADHD & ODD.
Dr. John Edwards
Pediatrics

In brief: Tourette syndrome?

if by 'ts' you mean tourette syndrome, I'd recommend making sure the child has the best possible diet as well as good quality sleep and plenty of it.
Also consider a consistent behavior plan such as 123 magic by Thomas Phelan PhD or others. consistency often helps. Might consider iron testing. also make sure child is not having seizures.

In brief: Tourette syndrome?

if by 'ts' you mean tourette syndrome, I'd recommend making sure the child has the best possible diet as well as good quality sleep and plenty of it.
Also consider a consistent behavior plan such as 123 magic by Thomas Phelan PhD or others. consistency often helps. Might consider iron testing. also make sure child is not having seizures.
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