If your child has recently started having tics and you’re searching for information, we’re here to help.

Dr. Kevin Black, M.D., is conducting a study with children between the ages of 5 and 10 years old who are experiencing a recent onset of tics. The purpose of this research is to compare those children who go on to develop Tourette Syndrome with children whose tics have resolved. 


Tics are repetitive, involuntary sounds or movements that people don’t want to do. They occur repeatedly, many times a day. Tics are common.