Worried mom!!!! (Long)
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|Fri, 10-10-2003 - 9:11pm|
He is now at a new Pre-K for one more year and we just had a parent teacher conference. His new teacher is amazing, we think she's the best! She went over his evaluation and actually told me that he is farther along intellectually than his classmates and even wants to start him on sight reading! She told us that he is one of the funniest kids in her class also. The only problem is that for the last few days he has been out of sorts, he came into class and hid under the table crying that he wanted to go home. They have tried the weighted blankets and he's not that nuts about them, he doesn't really play with the other children. There's one little boy he will play with sometimes but they believe that this child has Autism and isn't as advanced as my son. She would like him to see the school psychologist about having mild Aspergers and we agreed to the test, she said it could come back negative but she'd like to rule it out at the school. After all this, here are my questions!
As far as playing with other children, I see my son do this a lot when I'm out with him or my family or friends take him out. We'll go to Burger King and he'll actually go up to kids and ask them to play with him, then they're off. Is that normal for Asperger children? I can't figure out why he's not playing with kids at school but outside of school he's really social!?! He's never liked loud noises and will cover his ears a lot with loud noise or if he's upset, but my 10 year old son still does this with the loud noises (even in movie theaters), yet he doesn't have Aspergers or Autism. I asked my 5 year olds psychologist over 4 times in different ways "Is there a possibility of Autism?" and "Could I find out a few years from now that he does have it?", she told me no each time. She just said that he does do some things that a child with Autism might do, but that does not mean he has it and she does not see enough to make her think he has it. I guess after 3 different Dr's saying that is not either of these things I'm not sure how to react if a school psychologist says that it might be. I'm jumping ahead I know, but it's got me a little rattled. He's such a sweet heart I can't find words to describe him, obviously I would like to think that this is something that he could grow out of, or that it's just side effects of ADHD. But at the same time, I don't want to be one of those parents who is so worried about the worst that I put myself in denial which wouldn't help my little guy.
Well now I have myself near tears so I guess that's my signal to end this saga! Sorry so long, I appreciate any response I get! =)