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 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 population 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 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 and other agencies

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

  • Neuropsychological assessment
  • Speech and language assessment/consultation

How to Prepare

Learn more about what you can expect when you have a clinic appointment.​

 Meet Our Team

​​​​​Medical Director: Dr. Paul Sandor, MD, FRCP(C)

Staff Physicians and Specialists

  • Elia Abi-Jaoude, MD, FRCP(C), Psychiatrist
  • Tracy Bhikram, Research Assistant
  • Chhavi Kaushik, MBBS, MRCPsych (U.K.), FRCP(C), Psychiatrist
  • Jody Levenbach, PsyD, CPsych, Clinical Psychologist
  • Paul Sandor, MD, FRCP(C), Psychiatrist
  • ​Jennifer Stanga, PhD, CPsych, Neuropsychologist

As TWH is a teaching hospital, members of the team often have trainees working with them (such as medical residents or fellows, and psychology or speech-language pathology students). You may be seen by one of the students, but always under the guidance of their supervisor within the clinic.​