Current Developmental Disorders Reports

, Volume 5, Issue 2, pp 89–94 | Cite as

Tourette’s From a Neuropsychological Perspective

  • Lee Ann Grisolano
Tourette's Syndrome (TS Zeiger, Section Editor)
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Topical Collection on Tourette’s Syndrome


Purpose of Review

Pediatric neuropsychologists have interest in the relationship between neurodevelopmental disorders and chronic health conditions, and the developing brain. With growing survivorship of children with such conditions, pediatric neuropsychologists are increasingly looking to the literature for guidance regarding evaluation and treatment approaches, including those for Tourette’s syndrome. The purpose of this article is to raise awareness of the complexity in the clinical presentation of Tourette’s so that patient care is optimal, and generation of literature for future study of the elusive aspects of the disorder is encouraged.

Recent Findings

The published research regarding Tourette syndrome encompasses many aspects of the disorder. Those that are of relevance to pediatric neuropsychologists will be discussed.


Pediatric neuropsychologists must seek out relevant information about Tourette’s syndrome for the purposes of patient care. In this article, a brief review of current literature highlights the most salient aspects of this complex disorder to be considered for evaluation and treatment purposes.


Tourette’s syndrome Pediatric neuropsychology Comorbidity Neuropsychological evaluation Treatment and intervention 


Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of Interest

The author declares that she has no conflict of interest.

Human and Animal Rights and Informed Consent

This article does not contain any studies with human or animal subjects performed by any of the authors.


Papers of particular interest, published recently, have been highlighted as: • Of importance •• Of major importance

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Penn State Hershey Medical Center and College of MedicineHersheyUSA

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