5 year old boy with impulse control issues, difficulty managing anger and protective of personal space at times. Extremely above grade level academically. Loves to be challenged while reading and doing math. Sometimes prefers playing/working alone in school.
We've of course had him tested...he has speech therapy....it's all getting better with age and we're getting a second opinion. Just wanted to see what other moms thought on these few symptoms.
Asked by Anonymous at 12:49 PM on Jan. 16, 2009 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
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Answer by TiccledBlue at 1:33 PM on Jan. 16, 2009
There is no way to say what this is based on what your are relating in your posts. I used to diagnose kids. But I certainly would never diagnose on line either. I will say there is nothing that you listed that is really a red flag. If he has an issue with impulse control and managing anger then I would guess (just a guess) that he needs a counselor - an actual licensed therapist not the school guidance counselor. Someone experienced working with children. It has been my experience that anger is a mask for what the real emotion is: hurt, depression, frustration, ect... A counselor could assist him in more appropriate ways to express those feelings. Adjustment issues, trauma, anxiety, ect, could contribute. Or if you have concerns about some other issue then perhaps a counselor could narrow that down after some time with him to get a better idea of his particular situation.
Answer by frogdawg at 2:01 PM on Jan. 16, 2009
cont...as far as personal space it would depend on how that is being carried out. Could all this be normal? Sure. Could there be something more? Sure. Until you actually have a licensed professional work him there is no responsible way to say it is anything specific. Aspergers is not very common and even when working with professionals it is difficult to diagnose. So please, if you have concerns, look at specialists in your area and ask your child's doctor for a referral. Moms on here can tell you about their children all day long but bottom line is those kids are not your son and you live with him. So you know, just that mom intution, if something is off or not.
Answer by frogdawg at 2:06 PM on Jan. 16, 2009
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