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Testing the Timing of Tics Over Time in Children with Persistent Tic Disorders, Including Tourette Syndrome

(IRB#: IRB_00171031)

This is a study is to learn the timing of tics over time in children with Persistent tic disorders, including Tourette syndrome. These conditions are brain disorders that cause uncontrolled body movements and sounds. This behavior may improve and worsen depending on what happens to a person throughout a lifetime. Being in the study requires a child and their parent to attend 6 private video visits using a computer with internet. Visits will include interviews, surveys, learning activities, and training. Participation in the study lasts about 7 hours. All visits will be video recorded and kept in a secure place.


  • All genders
  • Over 7 years old
  • Volunteers with special conditions
  •   From Home
  • Unpaid

Who can participate?

 Gender: All genders

  Age: Over 7 years old

  Volunteers: Volunteers with special conditions

   Location: From Home

Inclusion Criteria

  • Children age 8 to 12 years old with a parent 18 years and older
  • Childs tics began before age 10
  • Child experiences at least 4 different types of tics per minute, on average, during ten minutes
  • Child using medication for tics must be stable for 6 weeks with no changes or planned changes in medication during the study
  • Access to a private computer with internet

Exclusion Criteria

  • Child has a serious brain condition or disorder that will prevent full participation
  • Child already received more than 2 sessions of a similar treatment for tics

Will I be paid for my time?


For more information contact:

Kirsten Bootes


IRB#: IRB_00171031

PI: Kirsten Bootes


Approval Date: 2023-12-11 16:29:00

Study Categories: Brain Health Studies, Mental Health and Well-being Studies

Specialties: Neurology

Last Updated: 6/8/23