HELPING A CHILD WITH TOURETTE SYNDROME
November 2, 2016 Helen
- Written by Pamela S. Lewis
When my son, David, first began to crawl, he made strange movements and seemed uncoordinated. His pediatrician and naturopath told me not to worry; every child has his own style, they said. When David was two, he began making odd stretching facial expressions, especially when eating. I thought to myself, “Tourette?” I’d been an RN for 20-some years and had never identified a case of Tourette syndrome. I immediately went into denial and did not give Tourette another thought for years.