Is he just tuning me out or could it be something else?
This might just seem silly. Maybe it is, I hope it is and nothing more but I'm wondering...
my son Maxx who is 4 is seriously the spaciest kid ever. Him and his twin were late to talk and when they tested his hearing and passed perfectly I was LITERALLY shocked to my core that he didn't have hearing loss. I really thought he did because you can say his name a trillion times and he just doesn't respond. Another example, we'll be getting ready in the morning and I'm standing next to his shoes and he is maybe 6 feet away from me and I say "ok Maxx, get your shoes on" and nothing, he's just walking around (sometimes singing a song to himself) looking at something, doing whatever, and I keep asking him and he is just in his own little world. Just a few minutes ago he asked me to take his costume off so he's standing in front of me and I take the top part off and I say "ok sit down" (so i can take the pants part off) and he just stands there. "sit down" nothing "sit down" nothing "Maxx! sit down!" and I have to help him sit down because I'm impatient.
could it be auidtory processing disorder? what would that look like?
is he just a ditz? (people think I am so did he just get it from me!? :P)
what in the world could it be, should I be concerned? should I have him assessed for anything?
(also, I'm not the only one that notices this, everyone notices it)
background info if it helps: he was born 4 weeks early and in the NICU for 3 weeks. he had low birth weight (5lbs, got down to 4 in the NICU). He is a twin and his twin has bipolar disorder/anxiety. which runs in the family