Thursday, June 5, 2008

Do deaf people get tourettes?

Just wondering.


Kelley said...

I am pretty sure that my rabbit has it. And she doesn't like, make noise...

Now I am going to be wondering all night about tourettes and deafness. Thanks a lot, I was hoping to get an early night ;)

Redneck Mommy said...

Yes, deaf people can have tourettes. If they can speak they suffer the same speech afflictions. However, if they are non-verbal they make random sounds and suffer from the same twitches as most people with tourettes.

I work with a group of handicapped kids during the school year and I've met two kids who are profoundly deaf along with tourettes.

They are great kids. Even when they are ticking.