I am currently waiting for a referral from our GP for my 11yr old daughter. That was a few weeks ago, so far we havent herd anything. In the mean time she seem s to be getting much worse and i havent a clue what i can do to help her. She is having a lot of trouble sleeping, which probably makes tics worse which then of course makes sleeping more difficult. Her tics are increasing both vocal and physical, the last few days i've noticed she is beginning to slap her forehead as well as stretching her eyes and mouth, jerking her legs, coughing and hoyking and generally being unable to keep still. Its exhausting to watch her and i feel so helpless. I tried massaging her shoulders and neck the other night but it only seemed to help while i was doing it, afterwards she went straight back to ticcing. Does anyone have ideas ? ways to get children to relax? anything!