Concurrent 104: A “Gold Standard” for Treatment of Tic Disorders: Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics, an Innovative Therapy Model for Occupational Therapy Deborah Hinerfeld, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, The Atlanta Speech School, Atlanta, GA; Heather Simpson; Jan Rowe, University of Alabama At Birmingham, Birmingham, AL; Shannon Floyd, OTR/L, Floyd Pediatric Therapy, Mount Juliet, TN
Tic disorders (TD), which include Tourette syndrome (TS), are not rare. The incidence of TD is 1/100 school-aged children or 1% of the total population. This disorder is more common than many others in the populations of children occupational therapists (OTs) treat, and yet these children are greatly undeserved by our profession. A novel, highly effective behavioral program is considered the front line defense for tic disorders, and occupational therapists are the newest providers of care.