Social Awkwardness? (8 yo with ADHD)

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Social Awkwardness? (8 yo with ADHD)
Tue, 02-08-2011 - 1:05pm

My son was dx'd with ADHD at age 5.

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Registered: 12-05-2006
Fri, 02-11-2011 - 11:39pm

Hi there - I am having the same issues with my son also. He was dx'd a year ago with ADHD. He is 6 and really has no close friends. It is very difficult for him to approach and talk to other kids. He just does not have the same social skills as all the other kids. We have discussed this at length with his teacher and our son's psych. Our psych wants to do some additional testing and evaluation for high functioning aspbergers - as someone else suggested. It might be worth talking to your son's doctor to see if it might be something to look into. I know there are many ADHD behaviors that overlap with aspbergers, so it is hard to know if there is something else going on.

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Wed, 02-09-2011 - 11:03pm

I have heard that ADHD kids are going so fast that they miss the cues.

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Tue, 02-08-2011 - 7:00pm

Has anyone suggested Asperger's?

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Registered: 04-19-2008
Tue, 02-08-2011 - 4:29pm
Many kids with ADHD are several years behind their peers Socially, it is normal, and it will usually even out by Jr High, or early least in my experience.
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Tue, 02-08-2011 - 3:16pm

Hi Michelle!