What is the TANDeM service?
The Tic and Neuro-Developmental Movements (TANDeM) team provides services for children and young people, up to the age of 18, with tics and other movement difficulties.
Our clinic is part of the children's neurosciences centre at St Thomas' Hospital, the largest children's neurosciences service in Europe.
We provide a ‘stepped care’ approach to treatment, meaning that your child’s treatment will be matched to their needs. We offer a range of treatment options, including:
- child and parent/carer therapy groups (habit reversal, mindfulness)
- psychoeducation events for parents/carers
- school liaison
- medication reviews and follow-up
- individual psychological therapy
- neuropsychology assessments.
We work as a ‘multidisciplinary’ team that includes neurology, psychology, psychiatry, and specialist nurse support.
In order to provide the best possible care for our patients and their families we work together with local services, such as community child health services, child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) and GPs.