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  1. It's something I'll certainly look into, although looking back through my husbands family there's definately some history of tics in both him and his mother. I've heard of PANDAS but not PITANDS so I'll look into both and chat to the paed about in when he has his appointment on Monday. Thanks for your input and I'll let you know how we get on. Cheers, Kathy
  2. Firstly I would like to thank both of you for your replies to my post. I've looked at the Yale link you put up Sheila and I've also done a little more research and I'm beginning to see that PDD-NOS could be likely. It's getting to a cruitial stage at school as he really can't sit still to do his work and finds writing very hard. He can read well but his eyes seem to flick over the page too quickly for him to actually progress with reading for any length of time. He says school is boring but I think it's probably because he finds it all too frustrating. He's only just turned 6 and I hate t
  3. Thanks for everyone's input here. Just a follow up really and possibly a few questions about PDD-NOS (Pervasive Developmental Disorder - Not Otherwise Specified). Our little boy is doing so much better at school this year, his teacher is wonderful and a stark contrast to last years teacher who wouldn't make any allowances for him at all. She's intuitive, caring and thinks outside of the box. This year he is allowed to tic, talk in a funny voice and also vocalise, although she does try to redirect him when he's a bit too vocal. He is much more relaxed at school so his tics are more evident
  4. Hi, I've been on the TS side of this site and, until recently, thought that the behaviours etc that my 6 year old son displayed were due to tics and nothing more. I've completed numerous forms regarding Aspergers and these have always come back 'highly unlikely' so I dismissed this as an option. Our little boy has had motor and vocal tics since he was 2 1/2 and although he's seen a paediatrician and phychologist, he's yet to be diagnosed with anything. He's always been the 'difficult' child and his emotions run very high and close to the surface whether it's to laugh, cry or become angry.
  5. Hi Chap, thanks for the welcome. Where are you in Oz? I did look at the TS Association Australia a while ago and they called me back and gave some great advice, in fact it was their advert on TV that prompted me in the first place to look into TS more regarding our little lad. I haven't looked for a while as they didn't have anything new for a long time but will look again now. It's nice to see some fellow countrymen on here and hope to chat with you again soon.
  6. Thank you so much CSP and Chemar for your replies, it means a great deal to me to know there are people out there willing and able to help a little. I myself don't believe he has aspergers as he's very sociable once he gets over his initial shyness. That being said I don't know enough about it so will take your advice and look through the information on this site. I have completed a few forms to determine if he has Aspergers and they've all come back as 'Highly Unlikely'. I had a quick Google at the book and movie you mentioned CSP and managed to see Brad Cohen interviewed by Oprah a fe
  7. Hi everyone, this seems like a very good and active forum so I really hope I can get some answers here. We live in Australia so TS is not actually a recognised disability so unfortunately we can't seem to get any funding for our 5 year old boy at the school he's at. My husband has TS although he's never been diagnosed, it's just my assumption from motor/vocal tics that he displays. Our little boy was 2 1/2 when we first really noticed that he had a tic he'd sort of shrink into me and pull a face and growl at people, then started shoulder shrugging. My queries are really trying to understan
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