My son is different.
Sending hugs your way.
((((HUGS)))) Nathaniel used to be much the same way when he was younger, he is much better now though.
Besides dyslexia, I'd look into auditory processing disorder. This also often accompanies ADHD non-attentive type, but is not a well-known condition. With this disorder, the kids can hear, but their brain doesn't process what they are hearing correctly, ending up with a child who will either withdraw from everyone else or act out because they don't understand what is being said around them and have to fill in the gaps, missing social cues that most kids have down pat. Also because they have to continually fill in the gaps, it's difficult for them to make changes from their safe routines.
To be diagnosed with auditory processing disorder, tests must be conducted by a trained audiologist, NOT a psychologist or even an M.D. Ask for a referral.
(((HUGS))) I hope your son gets the help he needs and you some time for yourself.
Lori (with 6th grade dd who was diagnosed with borderline auditory processing disorder in 4th grade)
Hugs from another mom with a different child!