If your child develops a tic disorder it helps to have access to reliable and up to date information. Tics occur frequently in children and are usually benign and many improve with time. 

Simple tics

Simple Tics

Tics are involuntary twitches that involve voluntary muscle groups commonly consist of eye blinking, facial grimacing, mouth opening and shoulder shrugging. They may be motor or vocal and tend to be worse when a child is stressed and resolve with sleep. They occur in 10% of otherwise healthy children and more frequently in boys aged between five and 12 years. They tend to resolve within 12 months are not associated with intellectual disability or learning problems.

Find out more...


Tourette Syndrome

Find out more...