The effects of awareness training on tics in a young boy with Tourette syndrome, Asperger syndrome, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Authors


  • We thank K. Renee Norman and Valerie VanTussi for their help in data collection. We also thank the child and family who participated.
  • Katie Wiskow is now at the Department of Psychology, University of Maryland Baltimore County, and the Kennedy Krieger Institute.

Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Kevin P. Klatt, 105 Garfield Ave., Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire, Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54702 (e-mail: klattkp@uwec.edu).

Abstract

Previous research has shown habit reversal training (HRT) to be effective in reducing tics. In some studies, tics have been reduced by implementing only a few components of HRT. The current study investigated the first step, awareness training, for treating tics in a young boy with Asperger syndrome, Tourette syndrome, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The results showed a reduction in all tics.

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