About the Tourette Syndrome Neurodevelopmental Clinic

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Location

​​​​​​​​​​​Toronto Western Hospital | map iconMaps & Directions
W​est Wing - 3rd Floor, Room 402

Hours & Contact

Monday - Friday
8 am - 4 pm 
 
Phone: 416 603 5794
Fax: 416 603 5182

 

What We Do

Tourette Syndrome (TS) is a life-long inherited neuropsychiatric disorder that causes involuntary movements and sounds in patients. Appearing during childhood, TS affects 3% of the general p​opulation and it is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders (300,000 affected individuals in Ontario).

The clinic provides ongoing care for the local population and acts as a tertiary (specialized) referral centre.

 Services

​​​With a physician's referral, new adult and child patients will be seen by a psychiatrist or neurologist for:

  • Consultation regarding diagnosis and management of symptoms
  • Education about Tourette syndrome and its related conditions
  • Pharmacological management and follow-up
  • Recommendations for home, school, and other agencies

Patients may also be referred by a Tourette syndrome Neurodevelopmental Clinic physician to other members of the team for:​​

  • Neuropsychological assessment
  • Short-term therapy for children and adolescents, including
    • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for anxiety/Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
    • Comprehensive Behavioural Intervention for Tics (CBIT)
    • Parenting Intervention (Collaborative Problem Solving approach) 
  • Speech and language assessment/consultation​​​