People with Tourette Syndrome
PEOPLE WITH TOURETTE SYNDROME may make vocalizations or gestures such as tics that they cannot control. A small percentage of people with Tourette Syndrome involuntarily say ethnic slurs or obscene words.
An employee or other person with Tourette syndrome will benefit from the understanding and acceptance of co-workers and others.
If a person with Tourette makes vocalizations during a conversation, simply wait for her to finish, and then calmly continue.
The more the person tries to contain these urges, the more the urges build up.
It may be helpful for a person with Tourette to have the option to leave the meeting or conversation temporarily to release the build-up in a private place.