My son has just been "finally" diagnosed with Asperger's at ten years old, but I had to basically be the one to diagnose him. Research all you can about Autism / Asperger's Disorder. Both have a lot of the same characteristics as ADHD, especially asperger's. IT can be confusing.. My son is very smart, but by 7 years old, he seemed to stop progressing in school in the area of Math. He is also very uncomfortable in social situations. That is one of the main signs of Asperger's. He has a hard time relating to other children and adults too at times. Has a hard time reading facial cues and body language. Obsesses over ONE thing for long periods of time. And, when i say obsessing, I'm serious....dinosaurs, video games, airplanes....learn all they can about one topic and then talk about it constantly....There are other signs as well, but these are the most obvious. Also, my son as sensitivity to certain sounds, temperatures, etc.
at 8:19 PM on Apr. 30, 2009