I would like to know how this will affect him in the years and what it could be doing to him now. As I say he has ADHD, and rages, but is a good boy. He is having trouble in school and he is on medications - 36mg concerta, 150mg depakote (he takes two in the morning and two at night), and clonidine 25mg.
He has a learning disability, FAS, ODD, and more. Sandi, Oak Harbor, Washington
A. Head injuries or traumatic brain injuries can have many consequences, including having problems with memory, attention, and concentration. These children can also have problems solving problems, planning, staying organized, and they can be aggressive, impulsive, and develop a mood disorder or change in their personality.
If his problems at school and with his behavior all developed after his head injury, then that may be the cause. However, children with FAS or Fetal Alcohol Syndrome can also have problems with learning disabilities, developmental disabilities, poor reasoning, and they can be hyperactive, with a low IQ.
Or his symptoms and problems could be caused by a combination of these two big problems.
Some things that may be helpful for him include:
- evaluation and management with a Child Psychiatrist
- behavioral therapy with a Child Psychologist
- an ARD meeting at school to develop an IEP or Indvidualized Education Plan
Head Injury Resources
- Brain Injury Association of America
- Brain Injury Resource Center
- Brain Injury Treatment and Rehabilitation
- Traumatic Brain Injury Survival Guide