Hi. I've read your posts, and think maybe you could help us. My son is 17. I know that is a little older to be seeking diagnosis, but it has been an ongoing thing. He was a preemie, as were his two older brothers. His older brother is ADHD(!!!) so I was appreciative of Stephen's easy going attitude. He developed fine, first words, etc. on time for a preemie, was a sweet child. When he was three, we noticed he couldn't find words. He knew what he wanted to say, but would end up in tears trying to remember the word. I got pretty good at finishing his sentences, or prompting his conversations. I taught him very literally, because that is how I think, so he grew up with short, easy to follow directions. When he went to school, the teachers all thought he was smart, sweet, but immature. He was interested in toys and activities for younger children. He was retained in 5th grade, because the teachers did not think he was ready for middle school. He was in speech, but the speech teacher did not find any problems. He enunciates clearly, he just can't find the words. He was recommended for LD classes, but the only "help" that was available was limited academic courses. He reads very well, and is very good in the maths and sciences. I didn't think the coursework that was provided was challenging for him. He didn't mind. If left to himself, he could, and would, daydream all day. No class work just meant more time for himself. I got him in advanced and honors classes, and he makes the same grades there that he made in the other classes. He seems to do as much as I push him to do. He loves people, but he is clueless about relationships. He blurts out, does not know the meaning of the word "tact," walks into a room with a conversation going on and starts talking about something else to one of the people. He acts like he is the only person on Earth. He very pleasantly does whatever I ask him to do, if I am there while he is doing it. If left on his own, it just isn't going to happen. My brother's son has Asperger's, and a lot of the behaviors are similar, especially the lack of social ability. He repeats, paces, looks at his feet. He seems to crave attention, but doesn't know how to respond to people. Middle school was pretty rough with bullies, but High School seems to be much better. Most of the students seem to have adopted him, and think he is "sweet." We are not sure what happens after High School. I have tried to teach him to use a planner. I can get him to write down his assignments if the teachers remind him and sign, but I cannot get him to check his planner to make sure he has actually done what was assigned. We got him in to see a psychiatrist this past year, and she put him on Focalin and Lexapro, but I am not sure it has helped. He seems to do best when he is surrounded with people, even though he is so bad about interacting. Does any of this sound like something you have seen before? The doctor says PDD-NOS, but I think it may be a "catch-all" diagnosis.