Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
Handwriting Deficits and Tourette’s Syndrome (TS): Is There a Connection?
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Children’s of Alabama, Birmingham, AL, USA
  • Shands Hospital, Gainesville, FL, USA
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
Article Information
Neurologic Conditions / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / School-Based Practice / Assessment/Measurement
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Handwriting Deficits and Tourette’s Syndrome (TS): Is There a Connection?
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411500050. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO7203
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411500050. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO7203
Abstract

Date Presented 03/28/20

Studies have reported high prevalence of children with TS having difficulties in academic performance. The exact mechanism contributing to poor academic performance is not known. Circumstantial evidence suggests children with TS experience challenges in handwriting that may be attributed to their tics. The purpose of this study was to examine the link between TS and handwriting in children.

Primary Author and Speaker: Hon Yuen

Additional Authors and Speakers: Karmen Mitchell, Heather Simpson