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It is possible that your son has post concussion syndrome. While it is difficult to diagnose in general it seems like he has many symptoms that might be attributable to that.
I would think your best course of action is to go to a pediatric neurologist to see what s/he thinks about it.
Can you tell me how long ago your son had his fall?
it was in 2010, the first signs of dyslexia only came out some time later
Hmmm... that makes it a bit more doubtful, as usually most of the signs of post concussion syndrome resolve over a few months.
I see now where you put the date in your question. Sorry I missed it before.
Age 5 is a time where some things like the ones you've mentioned can come about.
I see you are in the UK. I know that in the US we can take children either to a "developmental pediatrician" or to pediatric neurologist to get a better understand of what is going on with them.
Its strange that the symptoms came out after he had the fall and he showed no signs of anything prior to this
Do you have either of these in the UK?
Yes, we could do that
Like you said, some of the things you mentioned are borderline (mild ASD traits) etc. that could have just manifested then. 5 is still an age where there is a lot of change going on.
Here is the link on post concussion syndrome by WebMD that looks good. You can read it and see if you want to discuss any of this with the doctor you choose (as mentioned above)
I also understand that behavoural problems (like those found with mild ASD) can be as a result of frustration through dyslexia?
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The good thing about that is that most children can "outgrow" the behaviors if treated properly.
couldnt get your link to work?
Interestingly, a study done to see the outcome of ASD patients found that despite their level of functioning the most telling thing about having a good outcome was if the people around them had hope of a good outcome, and high expectations of the child.
Do you have a reference for that study?
Try again here?
I don't have a reference, I just heard it in a conference late last week and haven't had a chance to investigate it yet.