Tourette syndrome is a neurological condition beginning in childhood where people have tics that change over time. Tics are a kind of repeating movement and/or sound. 

What Is Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT)?

CBIT is an established therapy that teaches people to change their behavior over time and tic less. Research on CBIT has been done with children and adults with Tourette syndrome.  

CBIT is based on three simple observations about tics:

  1. Tics can get better and worse on their own.  
  2. Tics are often done in response to a feeling or an urge.
  3. Tics can often be stopped, at least for a short time.