I am a Mum of a 14 year old who had a head on collision with a car 18months ago- smashed the screen with his head, but was discharged without any scan. His personality has changed and we finally have an appointment with neuro-psychology in 10 days and I would like advice on what evidence to take to make the best use of this appointment.
The kind of behaviour we have seen is disengagement from the family, anger, violence ( in which he broke my husbands nose), stealing, cares about nothing except his Xbox, lack of concentration, has had suicidal thoughts, can't see implications of things (i.e started fire in his room), dangerous behaviour ( i.e climbing on apex of room, or planking through town in rush hour) and now his achievements and attitude at School are starting to slip.....I could go on with this list. We can see these episodes build over a period of time and then he seems to peak/blow and things are calm again for a period of time.
I am just wanting to ask advice on what evidence I should take to make the very best of this appointment. I want to make sure we are taken seriously, and he gets the very best help he can.
Write down what you have told us with dates and evidence if possible to make sure the doctor's understand the severity of his symptoms. Ask the school for a summary of changes they have noticed too.