Screening for Tics in Children – Florida

Adam Lewin, PhD, University of South Florida (Funded 2018)

The purpose of the project is to examine the ability of a brief screener to detect tics/TD in a community sample. Specifically, we will examine the sensitivity/specificity of the MOVeIT (parent and youth versions) to detect tics in a diverse primary care population over the course of the three-year project. We will also examine the ability of the screener to detect other emotional and behavioral disorders as well as the ability of the screener to discriminate between tics and common co-occurring psychopathology. Finally, we will examine stability and referrals/service utilization for a subset of youth in the context of 1-year follow-up assessments.