I finally caved and decided to go on the internet and see what I could find on Tourettes. My 7 eyar onld son was diagnosed several months ago with TS. My son also has a receptive speech dleay (learning disability) that was diagnosed when he was three. He is delayed in school due to his learning disability and struggles with his verbal language. He was diagnosed with TS becasue he recently had very strong facail sitortions with eye movement that both my husband and I thought might be seizures. When probed by the neurologist, we realized that he has many other tics that we had chosen to not notice. (verbal throught clearing, sniffing, hgand rubbing nose in upward fashion) We are not sure how long these have been going on but we can guess that it has been happening for at least a couple of years. My son also has "meltdowns"and has since he was two. Often he needs to be restrained do he doesn't hurt himself or others. Although for awhile these seemed to be getting better, he seems to be getting into more trouble for aggression at school over the last month. When he started the school, I advised that supports should be in place because he is impulsive and a "flight risk". The school has not followed my advice and my son was almost suspended on friday from sptting on a little girl. I was still taking him to doctors to find out if there was something else that could be casuing these behaviours. I didn't realize that they are sometime associated with TS. Now I am not sure whre to go or what to do. I feel that he is going to continue to lose his temper and needs someone to intervene prior to him getting worked up. Are there any successful behaviour modification techniques that someone has used for children that have anger issues? Becasue of his learning disability he is all ready teased by many of the children Now he is being aggressive so the children are going to like him even less. As a mother, this breaks my heart. He says that he just wants kids to like him and that he sometimes can't stop the bad voice. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I am struggling with getting the school to understand where I am coming from.