After a couple of years of long awaited Psychology and Psychiatric therapy where my long standing Brain Injury is being taken into account, both my Clinical Psychologist and Psychiatrist are of the opinion that I had a pre existing neuro diverse condition before the TBI happened. It may even have led to me falling into the trench that caused the Brain Injury.
My Psychiatrist is assessing me for ADHD and my Clinical Psychologist is suggesting it's Dyspraxia (I don't know if you're allowed both). I've just gone through screening for both and I'm being put forward for assessments in both. ASD was ruled out in 2017, in fact, that's when they spotted the long term Brain Injury problems. I had a 'later in life' Dyslexia diagnosis in 2015 and now wear Irlen lenses.
I'm having them done privately because adult diagnoses waiting lists on the NHS is measured in years and after waiting decades for confirmation of my post TBI condition to be recognised, I just want these tests done in order that I can work out what I'm dealing with and get on the business of rebuilding my life with what little time I have left before old age brings its own bag of sweets.
Has anyone got any experience of this situation (having a Brain Injury AND a neuro diversity) and possibly give me any advice on what to look out for while I'm going through these assessments.