Is this proprioceptive dysfunction or something else?

by anonomous
(Arkansas)

My daughter is eleven and will shake her leg all the time, while she is sitting, walking, or resting. She has a neurologist and we have ruled out seizures and now are wondering if it is transient tics or tourette's syndrome. She also has verbal tics and other motor tics.

She will bump into other children at school and other people elsewhere. It also seems she is having trouble walking at times. She will start off on the right side of the hallway and will eventually make way to the left side. You have to stand to the left side of her while she is walking and walk at her pace. She will also fall and bumps into objects.

She is currently on Clonidine for these tics. It has helped a little, but makes her very tired. She walks around in a daze which is what I don't want. I wonder if it doesn't make her motor skills worse.

She will be getting a MRI next month. I am so anxious for that and I hope everything will turn out okay.

I was just wondering if anyone else has a child with a problem similar to this?

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Dec 24, 2010
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Thanks!
by: Anonymous

I took my daughter for a routine eye exam and found out she is legally blind in her right eye. We are getting a second opinion and seeking vision therapy.

The eye doctor called it lazy eye, but it has mostly to do with the brain and how its not signaling the nerves in her eye to work the right way so the other eye gets overworked. (Something like that anyway). The eye doctor also said it may not be able to be corrected. We are just hoping it can be fixed and that it doesn't get worse. Thanks for the suggestion! I will ask the therapist about your suggestion when we go to see her.

Nov 29, 2010
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Cannot walk in straight line
by: Anonymous

The walking at a diagonal angle may benefit from Irlen lenses or similar assessment. Look up on internet. This is just one of the difficulties but sounds very familiar

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