Aspergers in 8 year old boy?
My 8 year old was diagnosed with being severe adhd by a child psych. pretty much because he has had symptoms since birth. I was wondering if he might be aspergers as he has many sensory issues as well. Some of his symtoms are:
-history of ear inf., sinus infc. respiratory inf., hernia operation, still gets croup to the point of being hospitalized,preemie,
apgars were 0 at 1 and 3 minutes, born cyanotic, inconsolable as infant, cried most of the time as infant up to about 3 years, not delayed in language in fact has above average language and large motor skills (i.e. could ride two wheeler at 3 years);
-cried upon waking and going to sleep, night terrors, "everything" is an issue
-big anxiety over writing stuff down; like to learn by me reading to him and he answers the questions verbally; gets in the 90% doing his work this way.
-needs to see the "whole" picture to learn something, i.e. I had to make him a calendar that was circular so he could see that winter actually turned back into summer, december turned into january, etc.
-avoids tying shoes, buttons, doesn't like tags, likes heavy blankets, likes his weighted vest, hides in small spaces when over stimulated, avoid sunlight if possible, chews everything, very picky eater, some hearing sensitivities.
-when he asks me a question he repeats it over and over even though I have answered it.
-not very good at memorizing rote
-trouble with time
-trouble spelling past 3 or 4 letter words
-tries to avoid eating utensils
-aggressive in that he seeks out hard/heavy touch
-makes lots of nonsense words and noises above normal tone especially whenwe are in the mall or the van
-being in crowds makes him very hyper and "unreachable"
-always telling his sister how she should do stuff and mad if she doesn't do it his way
-likes to bounce and roll on exercise ball and does this while I school him
-drove his bike right into a moving car
-potty trained at 4 and a half
I home school him, but I have a teaching assistant that comes to my home twice a week, his "overseeing special needs teacher" thinks he is probably aspergers and that there is definitely something more going on than adhd
What do you think?
Sorry this is so long.