Originally Posted by jayre
My 9 yr old daughter started blinking excessively about a month ago and it seems to be getting worse. We took her to an optometrist but nothing wrong with her eyes except a slight bad vision which requires glasses for her classroom. Can this be considered TICS and will it go away with time?
Like some have suggested..........don't do anything just yet. Don't create a problem where there is no problem.
Tell a kid they have tourettes and they will think they do whether they actually do or not.
Also, remember that 99% of everyone that actually does have tourettes as children do not have it by the time they are in late teens to early 20's. So, what ever you do don't take them to a Neurologist or the like that will most likely put them on super strong meds that will cause more problems than blinking ever will.
Some things to watch for along with the blinking:
Excessive spitting, stuttering, OCD behavior such as touching/saying things over and over.
Also, most everyone that has/had tics as children never knew it for a long time simply due to most tics being so subtle such as a blink here and there mixed with an extra shrug of the shoulders or even a simple tug at the shirt.
Remember, going through any of those (spitting, blinking...etc) motions does not mean they have ts. It is not "WHAT" they do that says if they have ts it is "HOW" and "WHEN" they do it.