Often, for many parents, a diagnosis in the direction of his child sounds like a sentence and there are fewer reasons for joy. Let’s try to figure out how to relate to this:
1. Diagnoses are made by doctors, for example: neurologists, psychiatrists and neuropathologists and often make them on the first day of the child’s examination, I focus on the child’s behavior in the examination situation. That is why the diagnosis is often not true, because the child is looked at in a narrow situation, where he does not feel free and has not even adapted to the person and the new environment.
2. The second reason why the diagnosis sometimes turns out to be inaccurate is after a long period of time, after it was made, for example, at 4 years old, your tomboy was diagnosed with ADHD, hyperactivity, 4 years have passed, he is already 8 years old, you remember the diagnosis very well and This worries you, but as it turns out, the hyperactivity has disappeared, this happens due to the uneven dynamics of maturation of the brain structures in the child, over time, if the child grows up in a favorable environment for his development, then some defects can gradually smooth out and disappear.
3. The third reason is that “pure” diagnoses, especially in children, are quite rare and many of the child’s behavioral features and defects may be caused not by a “pure” pathology, but by secondary and tertiary signs that subsequently emerged from a primary defect or as a result of unfavorable social conditions and parent-child relationships.
Summing up, it is worth noting that the diagnosis of a child and the choice of a specialist should be approached carefully and despite the fact that the diagnosis may not be accurate, it is worth being examined by specialists in different directions, because if you and your child did not have a problem, then you would not think about it at all … And the most important thing is to understand not only what problem the child has, but how exactly he can be helped in this situation, by what means and what methods will be effective.
Neuropsychological diagnostics does not set itself the task of making a diagnosis (the diagnosis is made only by a neurologist, psychiatrist, neuropathologist, therapist, etc.), the neuropsychologist performs a complete analysis of the child’s higher mental functions: memory, thinking, attention, perception, motor skills, interhemispheric interaction and speech functions. It is very important to determine the neuropsychological status of the child, his current level of development (achieved) and his zone of proximal development (which he can master right now)
Neuropsychology is also recognized as an effective method for correcting diagnoses such as ADHD, autism, dysgraphia, DPR, ZRR, ZPRR, OHR, MMD, IPR, RDA, PEP.