The NHS website describe Tourette’s Syndrome: “a condition that causes a person to make involuntary sounds and movements called tics.”
Tourette’s Syndrome usually begins between 2-14 years of age, but the tics usually start diminish in adulthood.
Tourettes is considered as a neurodiversity and often co-occurs with other neurodiversities such as ADHD.
There are many benefits that come with Tourette’s Syndrome. Some of these include:
- Enhanced Cognitive Control – there is some research suggest that the constant control that children with TS use to suppress tics leads to enhanced cognitive control overall
- Verbal Strengths – Children with TS may have a strength in assembling together sounds and grammar