vocal tic


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vocal tic

n.
An abrupt exclamation, utterance, or other vocalization, especially as produced by a person with Tourette syndrome.
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Tourette syndrome patients had significantly higher levels of total YGTSRS, total tic severity and vocal tic severity scores compared to patients with motor tics (p = 0.001, p=0,002, p = 0.015 respectively).
Six months ago, the tic symptoms once again increased, with the patient's total Yale Global Tic Severity Scale (YGTSS) score reaching 31, including a motor tic score of 16 and a vocal tic score of 15.
At 21 and 25 years of age, he wrote letters to his cousin Maria Anna Tekla Mozart, in which obscene words are expressed between lines, interpreted by Simkin as the expression of a vocal tic in his writings.
He still stammered and stuttered, but he used his vocal tic as part of his act-a savvy and courageous decision that could inspire other vocally impaired people to similarly struggle to succeed.
For Thom, the idea is that "making theatre more inclusive makes it better--for disabled people and nondisabled people." For example, she recounted how after a Biscuit Land performance, an audience member commented on how they had heard someone saying the name "Allen" as a vocal tic throughout the show (Thom's word is, natch, "biscuit").
There is a stigma around it, but I feel strongly it doesn't matter whether a child swears, has a vocal tic or a physical tic - they're all completely involuntary."
The cough was evaluated to be vocal tic considering the patient's history, cough features and course and accompanying motor tics.
After 2 weeks at this dose there was a significant reduction in his symptoms, his vocal tic had disappeared but some motor tics and occasional grimacing remained.
I have seen enough of myself to think 'Oh God.' "You become hyper aware of every vocal tic. "So it was my mum who told me to walk tall when, I walk into chat-show studios.
Colin also said that after portraying someone with a stammer, he found the vocal tic surfacing when he spoke away from filming.
Joined by two of his legit co-actors, John Ortiz and Daphne Rubin-Vega, along with Amy Ryan, Hoffman puts this emotionally valid story across with few hiccups (he sometimes can't disguise the stage origins of scene beginnings and ends) but quite a few coughs--Jack has a vocal tic of emitting abrupt coughs when he's nervous, which is often.
Tourette syndrome (TS) is an inheritable, childhood-onset neurologic disorder marked by persistent multiple motor tics and at least one vocal tic (1).* Tics are involuntary, repetitive, stereotypic movements or vocalizations that are usually sudden and rapid and often can be suppressed for short periods (1).