Handwriting deficits in children with tic disorders or Tourette syndrome


The purpose of this research study is to better understand if there are handwriting changes and patterns associated with Tourette syndrome and tic disorders.


  • If you enter the study, we will ask you to complete two different handwriting tests that will take no longer than 30 minutes.
  • These handwriting tests will be completed during, before or after your routine clinical visit.


  • Under the age of 18
  • Diagnosis of Tourette syndrome

For additional study information, please contact Heather Simpson:


18 and under



Monetary compensation


Can be done from home



Tourette Syndrome, Pediatric Neurology, Neurology

Principal Investigator

Irene Malaty, MD



Contact Information


(352) 294-5385

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