Daughter w/CP & extreme behavior issues
My daughter is 7 and has (spastic diplegic) CP. Some background which is important: she was adopted from Guatemala and we were not able to bring her home until she was 13 months old. We believe she was neglected during her time in the orphanage. She was a very difficult baby - a lot of crying, trouble bonding to me (her mom). She has extreme tantrums in which she becoming unconsolable and uncontrollable. She hits, bites, screams terrible threats to me and my older daughter. I brought her to a therapist last summer, who was unable to help. She is now seeing a psychologist, but I think she made need a psychiatrist. Her current psychologist thinks she has attachment issues, which I agree with, but I'm not sure if he can help us. We don't have any specialists in our area that deal with CP and adoption. I really feel that her issues are complex due to her health issues and lack of care during her first year of life.
1. Is there any benefit to having an MRI done on her?
2. What sorts of behavior issues are common for children with CP? I'm worried about bipolar, ODD, RAD, etc.
I would greatly appreciate any advice that anyone can give. Thank you!!