Hi, my son will be 6 yrs old on Nov. 20th and was diagnosed with TS at the age of 5 by a pediatrician. We were (my husband and I) at the conference in Montreal in order to better understand someone with TS, however I must admit that it's not easy.
My son has not yet had a "formal evaluation" to see if he has ADHD etc. He is starting to have difficulty at school controlling his frustration. He also comes home with objects that don't belong to him and when I ask him where he got them from he always has a good excuse...."found in the garbabe"....."my friend gave it to me", etc. I know this isn't the case as he does the same thing with his sister (10 yrs old)....he will take stuff from her room and will hide it in his bedroom. Could this be part of TS/OCD?
He his a great little fellow and we really want to get help for him. I want to have a formal evaluation done to know if he has TS + so that we as parents and the teachers can understand him. Would it be better to have the evaluation done by a private psychologist or the one from shcool?
Any recommendation for a psychologist specializing with Tourette in Ottawa?
Any ideas/recommendations would greatly be appreciated.