Tourette Syndrome & Tics in Miami, FL
WeMind Institute specializes in pediatric neurological care, as well as treatment for headaches and migraines, testing for ADHD, and children with autism. We offer diagnostic services for pediatric Tourette Syndrome and tics for children who live in Miami, Doral, the greater Miami area, and the surrounding areas of Florida.
What is Tourette Syndrome?
Tourette syndrome is a neurological condition that causes involuntary movements and vocalizations in children and adults. This may include facial tics, compulsive utterances, severe body movements, and more.
How Much Does Treatment for Tourette Syndrome and Tics Cost?
WeMind Institute accepts most medical insurances for treatment of Tourette Syndrome and tics. Our patient coordinator reviews your coverage and explains any out-of-pocket costs that you may incur, such as co-payments, deductibles, and co-insurance.
What Are Tourette Syndrome Symptoms in Children?
The symptoms of Tourette syndrome can develop as early as two years old. In addition to facial tics in children, symptoms of the condition are:
- Occasional and sudden boy movements that may involve the limbs, head, and torso
- Frequent blinking of the eyes
- Jumping or hopping
- Uncontrollable obscene gestures or using profane language
- Vocalizations, such as grunting, echoing other people, or saying the same words over and over
What Causes Tourette Syndrome and Tics in Children?
Studies have not found concrete Tourette syndrome causes, but it is believed to be related to a hyperactivity along certain pathways in the brain.
What is Involved in Tourette Syndrome Treatment for Children?
Many children with Tourette syndrome have triggers, such as social anxiety. Treatment aims to identify the triggers and use strength-based treatments to reduce the severity of the symptoms.
Why Choose WeMind Institute for Pediatric Neurology Treatment?
WeMind Institute works with children from birth to approximately 22 years old. Dr. Vasconcellos is a board-certified neurologist who specializes in pediatric neurology and headache medicine for families in Miami, Doral, the greater Miami area, and the surrounding communities in Florida. We also specialize in pediatric headaches and migraines, testing for ADHD, and working with children who have autism. WeMind Institute is known for offering the QbTest to diagnose ADHD, and we link parents with supplemental community programs for children with neurological disorders, including scholarships and school programs.
Dr. Elza Vasconcellos is a board-certified neurologist who specializes in pediatric neurology and headache medicine for families in Miami, Doral, the greater Miami area, and the surrounding communities in Florida. Contact us today to learn more about our pediatric services for Tourette Syndrome and tics and schedule an appointment.