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The Ultimate Tourette Syndrome Quiz
by Staff
Even though Tourette syndrome does not cause any real health complications, it can lead to significant psychological distress. A syndrome that is not well understood by medical professionals, teachers and the general public alike, Tourette syndrome can greatly impact your child's social and emotional development. Take this quiz and learn about this serious, yet non-life threatening condition.

What is Tourette syndrome?

  • verbal and physical tics
  • a gastrointestinal disease
  • a language disorder

When does Tourette syndrome typically first appear?

  • at birth
  • during toddler years
  • during elementary school years

Which of the following is a common tic found in children with Tourette syndrome?

  • swearing
  • rapid eye blinking
  • kicking

Children with Tourette syndrome:

  • will likely outgrow the disorder in adulthood
  • will likely have some symptoms in adulthood
  • either of the above

Who is at higher risk for Tourette syndrome?

  • boys
  • African Americans
  • both of the above

Children with Tourette syndrome are at risk of developing:

  • conduct disorder
  • obsessive compulsive disorder
  • a learning disability

Children with Tourette syndrome typically endure:

  • teasing and bullying
  • lower academic achievement
  • both of the above

Trying to prevent a tic is similar to:

  • holding in a sneeze
  • holding in a full bladder
  • both of the above

Tics increase in frequency when a child feels:

  • stressed
  • excited
  • both of the above

Extremely frequent and intense tics can result in:

  • muscle soreness
  • sleep disturbance
  • both of the above

Behavioral therapy for Tourette syndrome focuses on:

  • relaxation exercises
  • OCD related behaviors
  • both of the above

Habit-reversal therapy involves:

  • replacing tics with other behaviors
  • learning new habits
  • both of the above

What other strategies may help reduce tics?

  • massage therapy
  • dietary changes
  • both of the above

Tourette syndrome may go misdiagnosed as:

  • vision difficulties
  • a verbal delay
  • both of the above

How do many schools attempt to manage a child with Tourette syndrome?

  • school-wide education
  • placing the child in a special-needs classroom
  • individualized attention from a teacher's aid