Welcome to the official website for the Tourette Syndrome Association of Georgia and South Carolina. Our mission is to help improve the quality of life for those with Tourette Syndrome by providing information and programs related to Tourette Syndrome
as well as enable their families, educators, medical practitioners, and associates
to better provide an understanding and sympathetic environment.
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD, ADD)
- Symptoms may include all or most of the following: poor impulse control, hyperactivity, fidgetyness, inattention, poor concentration or disorganization. These symptoms may be noticed before Tourette Syndrome symptoms appear.
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Obsessions are involuntary, persistent thoughts which are unwanted or bothersome such as the fear of something bad happening to someone or nonsense thoughts. Compulsions
are ritualistic behaviors that might involve excessive checking, counting, feeling the need
to even things up, or doing something until it is "just right." Some individuals may exhibit compulsions only.
- Learning Disabilities (LD)
- Learning disabilities are significant difficulties with reading, math, written expression,
oral language and/or listening comprehension.
- Executive Dysfunction
- Executive Dysfunction may include difficulty planning, organizing, being flexible and/or prioritizing.
- Sleep Disorders
- Sleep disorders may include difficulty going to sleep, frequently waking up, walking or talking
in one's sleep, or difficulty waking up.
- Graphomotor Problems
- Graphomotor problems may cause difficulty with control and speed when writing.
- Mood Disorders
- Mood disorders include depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety disorders.
- Sensory Defensive
- Symptoms are an over-reaction to any sensory input (i.e. tags in clothing, seams in socks,
textures of certain foods, loud noises, bright light, odors).