Medical / Dietary Needs
What you need to know
The list of possible medical problems in TS can be extensive. However, each individual usually has only some of these problems. Also, the severity of any one of these medical problems varies widely between individuals. Therefore, it is important to ask the parents about the medical issues affecting their child.
School age children with TS may have annual doctor and specialist visits to monitor medical conditions.
No special diet is required for TS although a well-balanced diet is important.
Be aware, or ask a parent, if the child has a medical alert bracelet.
What you can do
- A yearly check up and studies as needed should occur in the child’s Medical Home.
- Regular eye and hearing exams
- Be aware of any changes in behavior or mood that seem out of line with the situation and notify the parents.
- It is important to be aware of any academic changes. Contact parents when any differences are noticed.