We recently started having my 10 year old son tested for ADHD. While he's not overly hyper, he does have focusing problems in school (still manages to make straight A's BUT he can't focus at all, and is bored in general). Also, I might add, he's incredibly intelligent (as I've read many asperger children are). In testing him for ADHD, the center we went to began mentioning aspergers to me because I said he likes science and dinosaurs. When I mentioned that he does a lot of science stuff in his spare time they took the line of questioning in a completely different direction from ADHD. He has other markers, but not many, mostly just the hyper focusing. He has a lot of friends, he doesn't seem socially awkward at all, he can read people's emotions and doesn't lack empathy at all. He is kind of clumsy, doesn't always pick up on jokes, has an extensive vocabulary (including teaching himself the Latin names of just about every animal you or I could name), he didn't however have delayed motor development, he talked from about 8 months on with full sentences by 12 months (no I'm not exaggerating). At the time, him being my only child and my husband and I being quite young, I had no idea that his being more advanced in just about everything was abnormal, lol. He doesn't have any sort of heightened sensitivity, except maybe to his 4 year old sister, lol, but I assume that's normal too. Anyway, is it possible that my son has aspergers with out being socially awkward? Yes, I do think he's a bit immature for his age tho. I'm just so confused by all of this, I don't know if I'm trying not to see something or maybe we should get a 2nd opinion. Thanks for any advice.
Asked by Anonymous at 1:06 PM on Nov. 27, 2010 in Tweens (9-12)
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