Teen Neuropsych evaluation and feedback
I am planning (finally) to have a neuropsych evaluation. ( We have tried several times in the past to get schools on board but it was the classic--he's smart, his grades are fine stuff. Then I was on a waiting list for a year. However the issues always seemed a bit beyond the issue of academics/grades so I waffled.) I have posted before and I was hoping for some feedback from anyone that has been in the same situation or sees something familiar. My 16 (just) year old son is smart but quirky. We have always seen that he has struggled socially. No real friends but not an outcast either. Behaves like he is a few years younger than he is. Can be super silly and goofy and even inappropriate when happy or feels wanted or included --which then backfires. Seems to be behave oddly when self concious or uncomfortable Really high on all standardized tests always- but somewhat mediocre grades. B's, occasionally an A- or even a C+. Doesn't speak much unless spoken to. Yes and No and Okay. His writing is so bad that it seems like a 4th grader wrote it. Easily embarassed--super self concious. Seems to lack empathy. Poor eye contact. Kind of numb. Not much emotion. Yet loves our pets, patient with little kids so no antisocial weird stuff. Seems highly unmotivated. He is gifted athletically i.e hand-eye but a terrible performer. A star in practice but never does anything on the field. Often accused (I have done it too) of being lazy or not hardworking. Does this seem like processing? Like his brain is bringing in information that he just cant process fast enough to make good decisions or judgments or respond verbally? I just dont want to waste the neuropsych time plus he is very very opposed to it. And, he "Knows that we think he has mental problems" Thanks in advance.