JIM EISENREICH FOUNDATION in Belton, Missouri
The Jim Eisenreich Foundation for Children with Tourette Syndrome provides information to help families cope with TS.
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- How could you hit a baseball if you were having a tic? I never had a problem with hitting because I could hold the tics in for the few seconds it takes a pitcher to throw a pitch. Are there times when your tics are worse? My tics got worse when I was in a setting (like school or a movie or church) t...
- What are tics? There are two main categories of tics: Motor tics and Vocal tics. Motor tics are sudden repetitive movements of the muscles of the body that occur repeatedly. Vocal tics are in the muscles that control speech and cause involuntary sounds. Most children develop an eye tic first. Other ...
- Resources for Kids
- I have Tourette. So now what? Learning that you have Tourette Syndrome can be scary. I was scared when I first found out that Tourette was causing the tics that I had. How do you know what to do next? When I was first diagnosed, I couldn't 'google' my condition and get suggestions for what I should ...
- Is Tourette inherited? Studies have shown there is a link to TS being genetic. However, it's also noted that it doesn't manifest itself in every family member. In fact, some families have multiple siblings, as well as adults and several generations with TS, while others may only have one sibling wit...
- Resource Guides
- Helping a child with Tourette Syndrome is not difficult. Adult support staff both in and out of school come into contact with TS students outside of the classroom. This guide provides suggestions on dealing with TS behaviors for bus drivers, coaches, and other adult leaders. A little patience combin...
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