I'm new to all this but felt this was my only way of getting help for my son and our family.
I have a 9 year old non verbal son. The most loving boy you could ever meet. In the last 6-12 months though theres been a massive change in his behaviour. His frustration has led to him banging his head not slightly but severely. To the point where he is losing his hair on the front. We have holes answer cracks in our walls from it also. We are at our wits end on what to do to help. Its causing a massive strain on our relationship.
He could head bang out of the blue and for no apparent reason. We really need help on this. We've been thinking CBD oil might be worth a try but was wondering what everyone else has to done to ease the issue.
Please any suggestions would be great
I'm so sorry to hear how difficult things are for your son and for you at the moment.
You may like to have a look at the following link for more information on behaviour and strategies, you might find something to help you to identify the triggers and reasons behind his head banging and help in developing useful strategies:
You may also like to contact Young Minds https://youngminds.org.uk/ who are the UK's leading charity regarding children and young people's mental health and wellbeing. They have a helpline offering confidential support to anyone concerned about the emotional problems or behaviour of a child or young person. Their Helpline number is 0808 802 5544.
You may be interested in seeking some professional support regarding the behaviour. You can search for professionals in your area we are aware of on the Autism Services Directory: www.autism.org.uk/directory.aspx
You may like to contact The Autism Helpline who can provide information and advice on behaviour and strategies. You can call them on 0808 800 4104 (Monday to Thursday 10am to 4pm, Friday 9am to 3pm). Please note that the Helpline is experiencing a high volume of calls and it may take a couple of attempts before you get through to speak to an advisor.
I really hope you find something useful.
Heather - Mod