Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Tics
Current estimates are that 1 in every 160 children aged 5-17 have Tourette Syndrome. 1 in every 100 children aged 5-17 have some type of Tic Disorder. Tourette Syndrome is one type of Tic Disorder. Not all Tic Disorders are Tourette Syndrome. A diagnosis of Tic Disorder or Tourette Syndrome is made by a doctor or healthcare professional able to make diagnoses.
Both Tic Disorders and Tourette Syndrome can be effectively treated by a healthcare team trained in current practices. At Child’sPlay Therapy Center, we are excited to be on the cutting edge of evidence based practice, offering CBIT therapy provided by a licensed CBIT provider. CBIT is an evidenced based, non-medicinal treatment shown to be effective in treating and managing Tics and Tourette syndrome.
CBIT is learned as part of a highly structured therapy that takes place with a licensed CBIT provider. Typically, sessions are once weekly over 8-10 weeks, but may vary depending on the needs of the client and family. CBIT consists of three main components:
- training the patient to be more aware of tics
- training patients to do competing behavior when they feel the urge to tic
- making changes to day to day activities in ways that can be helpful in reducing tics.
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