Last year, our practicum students created a presentation for parents whose children experience a heightened fear of routine shots. We have made this presentation on Needle Fear & Phobia available for free online for parents whose children are fearful of routine or recommended medical procedures involving needles. Follow the link to watch the presentation.
Is your child displaying frequent eye-blinks, shoulder shrugs, sniffing noises, or other repetitive movements or sounds? If so, your child might have tics. Tics are sudden, recurrent, non–rhythmic movements or vocalizations. They usually emerge between the ages of 4-6 years and generally affect males more often than females. Tics are often preceded by “premonitory urges”; unpleasant somatic sensations that typically occur in the area of the body involving the tic.