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tics and my ds

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jogalong Fri 28-Feb-14 20:22:08

Ds age 7 has had various tics on and off for past two years. Iv thrown a blind eye as they've come and gone as quick. And he only does them now in the comfort of his own house. They are mostly verbal e.g. laughing loud or shouting in front of the tv.
Ds2 age 4has just been diagnosed with asd. I know the stress of all this affected ds1 and at times caused an increase in his tics. Now I'm starting to wonder if ds1 might have some form of asd as well as he's losing friends at a fast rate, has poor eye contact and very shy. His tics seen to give him comfort.
Does anyone have any experience in this. Should I do somethin about it or leave well enough alone. School have no concerns?

zzzzz Fri 28-Feb-14 20:38:01

It sounds a bit more like stimming?
Can he stop them?
Are they voluntary or involuntary?

jogalong Fri 28-Feb-14 23:21:17

I don't really know if he can stop them. I think he can because he doesn't do it if other people are around.
I think it's a comfort thing to be honest

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