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Old 10-08-2012, 12:11 PM   #2
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Re: Possible Aspergers or ADD?


I'm sorry you are concerned about your son. Trust your instincts! Moms know when things are amiss!

Now, about your son--he sounds very much like my daughter, who is now 15. She has Asperger's as well as ADHD. They often "go together."

Does your son have friends, or just "playmates?" Is his language developing typically or are there strange "quirks" that you have noticed? Does he get bored easily?

There are some fairly good online screening tools you can use to assess your son on your own. If something is really striking with any of those, print them out and reapproach the doctor. Please know, though, that the doctor will likely not recommend much other than medication, so you may want to research that and begin to think through if that is the path you want to take.

Good luck and hugs to you and your son!

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