Patient Care for Tourette’s Syndrome

published on 04 January 2021

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As a parent or any kind of guardian, it is never a simple task to take proper care of a Tourettes victim. Since Tourettes is a neurodiversity problem believed to be caused in the brain/genetics, it is expected for victims with a more severe case of Tourettes to act and process things differently compared to other children. Therefore, I will be running over ways how to care for a kid with Tourette’s First of all, the guardian should get involved with the kid’s life more often. Experts claim that when Tourettes patient focuses on their activity, their tics become less noticeable and less frequent. There are numerous ways you can do this, such as sports, exercise, or exploring their hobbies. Activities like these can help the children focus better and calm down when needed.

Secondly, it is always helpful (not only to Tourette's patients) to reach out and offer them a hand. When dealing with Tourette’s syndromes it can make children more considerate with other people’s thoughts/feelings. This may lead to them wanting to help put voluntarily, and once trust is built up, they start to gain self confidence and can socialize with other people better. There are numerous ways to lend a helping hand such as: speaking to them when they are under the weather, socializing with them more often and get to know them or just simply build trust between each other. The guardian should always be able to make time for the Tourette’s patient. It is advised for them to socialize at least once a day for an hour to ensure a healthy bond. You can play some educational games that helps with their processing speed/comprehension.

A calm, well-structured classroom is best for children with Tourette’s to make sure your child is receiving the best school services. Children with Tourette’s tend to feel more confident and perform better under the supervision of an adult whom they trust. Instead of scolding them, g trust between each other by saying things like “I’ll help you through this” or “ don’t worry, I’ll be here for you” helps calm down Tourette's patients. With time and practice, the children would feel safe with the guardian and learn how to calm down when needed and to understand others better.

As we get more in depth of this topic, we need to talk about discipline. This is a crucial part of a Tourette’s patient’s growth. Children with Tourette’s might be punished due to behaviors that make teachers/ guardians feel uncomfortable since they might not know that these incidents didn’t happen intentionally. However in cases where the child crosses the line, guardians should make it obvious what they did was wrong. Have a clear conversation with them and always try to ask for their side of the story and make considerate decisions that can help compensate with the patient and the other person whom the patient conflicted with. 

In conclusion, it is important to take proper care of a Tourettes patient due to their neurological problems. We can accomplish this by lending a hand and getting involved.

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