Tics are sudden appearing, repetitive and non-rhythmic sounds and behaviors. Two main reasons for the emergence of tics can be mentioned, the first of which is organic causes, that is, tics caused by a physical disease and the other is tics based on psychological reasons. Tics that emerge on an organic basis are usually tics that are persistent and at risk of progression, and tics that emerge on a psychological basis are transitional and highly affected by environmental conditions.
Tics are common among children. Blinking, nodding, shrugging, throat clearing, sounding, breathing through the nose, wheezing and snoring are examples of tick types seen in children. Tics are more common especially in children between the ages of 7 and 11, and are more common in boys.
Let's look at the factors that trigger the tic problem in children…
- sudden changes in living conditions
- stress-related causes (pressure, violence…)
- traumatic events, accidents, fire, earthquake…
- loss, death
What can you do?
If we separate the medical intervention required by organic tics, it is important to emphasize that the tic problem can be reduced or even eliminated with psychological help. When this happens, you should remember that the family and educators of the child with a tic problem have serious duties and never leave the child alone with the problem. Let's take a look at what you can do to reduce the teak problem…
- Observe the child from the moment you think he has a teak problem and try to understand how many times and under what conditions he has done the tiki and make notes, your notes will be of great help when you see an expert.
- consult a physician or psychologist
- don't warn him for his tics, keep in mind that he didn't do it willingly!
- understand and allow your child to receive psychological help if he or she is excluded by tics from friends.
- avoid gestures that humiliate your child depending on their tics in front of others
- take care to cooperate with your teacher
- for persistent and less severe tics, try to provide psychological and environmental opportunities to accelerate the child's acceptance of this behavior, otherwise the child may experience social and academic problems.