It's called Asperger's Syndrome. **grin** (I have this vision of a Whopper with cheese now!)
Seriously... typical symptoms are hyper-obsession with particular subjects (my son's are Pokemon, hawks and paper airplanes); the child learns about them and talks about the obsession to the exclusion of everything else, and doesn't notice when others aren't interested. The child has difficulty with transitions and change and needs a lot of preparation for it. Fine motor control for writing may be a problem. The child may be very lackadaisical about hygiene. Usually an Asperger's child is very bright and might have been very verbal early on.
Those are the first things off the top of my head.
thank you for your help. i did not even know how it was spelled. so that is the reason i could not find it on line.
i am not aware of these traits in him. he is very bright and did talk at a early age. his parents ar in the process of getting a divorce and have been apart for three years now. his dad sees him on the week end . he did have him over the summer. i will pay more attention from now on oh he has adh so
at 4:30 PM on Jan. 27, 2011
You put this in an age group that is sometimes pretty late in the game to be diagnosed, not always, but sometimes. I would hope and think that by 9 years old if there were signs of asperger's or any kind of autistic tendencies a teacher would have brought it to the parents attention. It's something to take the child to a doctor, because there are soooo many tendencies and things to evaluate. Not everyone on the autism spectrum can be classified by just a handful of behaviors.