neuropsychologist in on Kanga

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by JJJ, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. JJJ

    JJJ Active Member

    I think I was expecting more from it.

    Axis I:
    pysch diagnosis pending (will get from psychiatrist)
    reading disorder
    written expression disorder
    rule out PTSD

    Axis II:
    borderline mental retardation
    histrionic & narcissistic features

    They also rated her at significant risk to harm others due to her lack of impulse control and quick use of extreme physical violence to deal with interpersonal conflicts.

    Please pray that she gets one of the "magic" psychiatrist diagnosis that will help qualify her for the Residential Treatment Center (RTC) grant.
  2. Fran

    Fran Former desparate mom

    I hope you get the help you need. I'm sorry she is violent. It is so sad.
  3. wakeupcall

    wakeupcall Well-Known Member

    It's difficult to read evaluations sometimes. I'm sorry you and she are going through this. Life is hard...
  4. SearchingForRainbows

    SearchingForRainbows Active Member


    I'm so sorry things are so rough for you and Kanga!!! I hope you get the help she so desperately needs!!!

    Not knowing when or if our difficult children are going to have another violent episode is so unbelievably stressful. My thoughts are with you... WFEN
  5. mrscatinthehat

    mrscatinthehat Seussical

    Hugs and hope sent to you.

  6. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    Hugs, I know how hard it is to parent a violent child.

    would a conversation with the psychiatrist about the Residential Treatment Center (RTC) grant be helpful?


  7. LittleDudesMom

    LittleDudesMom Well-Known Member Staff Member

    :angel:I pray she gets the help she needs. Sounds like tough words to read. Can the psychiatrist go to bat for you with Residential Treatment Center (RTC) placement?


  8. Calista

    Calista New Member

    It is so incredibly sad what you two are going through. It is even more sad when a child has to be so desperately ill before they can "qualify" for the help they so obviously need and deserve.

    I think a talk with the psychiatrist about the grant and diagnosis is definitely a good idea.

    Rattling beads and sending prayers.
  9. Lostparent

    Lostparent New Member

    I'm sorry to hear about your daughter.My son is also Border Line Retarted.He also has Tourettes,Speech Articulation Disorder and NonVerbal Learning Disorder (NVLD).He has shown some anger issues but not to many yet.I think that will come as he becomes a teen ager.I hope you find the help you need!
  10. slsh

    slsh member since 1999

    JJJ - Odd they give you an evaluation report without the primary diagnosis.

    I'm still rattling beads here - think/hope that the level of functional impairment combined with the years of interventions will carry a lot of weight with the grant folks. Diagnoses can change depending on psychiatrist but the kid is the same.

    How's she doing? How are you holding up?
  11. JJJ

    JJJ Active Member

    Thanks all. I really love this board. In so many ways, you are all so important to me.

    Kanga's regular therapist/psychiatrist are pushing for schizoaffective disorder with the hospital but the hospital psychiatrist isn't seeing through the "Aren't I sweet?" Kanga-face. She is denying hearing voices, seeing things, etc. Course we have oodles of paperwork documenting her breaks with reality, so hopefully that will carry some weight. I don't know if her regular therapist/psychiatrist will write a dissenting diagnosis from the hospital, but I think they will if she snows the hospital psychiatrist.
  12. Big Bad Kitty

    Big Bad Kitty lolcat

    Oh, sweetie. Just breaks my heart.

    Super prayers for that grant.