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  1. Thanks everyone for the VERY WARM welcome...... I have taken the first steps - got appointments with the GP and at the school for next week. I'm starting a diary this weekend......think this will help me pinpoint problem areas for speaking to the GP. Will let you know how I get on.
  2. Hi! I'm Cath, I'm 37, married to Tony and have 2 sons, Anthony aged 9 and Christopher aged 8 and we are at the end of the line with Chrstopher.........and I've came to the conclusion that something is just not right with him. I think I've prob had my suspicions for a few years now - the way he behaves in public - staring at people, speaking out of turn, talking loudly, I can't take him into a supermarket - it's an embarrassing nightmare, and at home, bouncing around the living room, inability to sit still - and he just does all this weird stuff. He remembers every last detail of EVERYTHING, and beomes completely engrossed in topics - at the moment it's George Washington and the history of the USA (He's 8........go figure!) But at the same time he has very little concetration and cannot watch Tv for longer than 5 minutes. There is usually an incident every day - involves much crying and shouting - way beyond what an 8 year old would be doing. Then there are times when he is completely unaware of what's going on around him - I was told of an incident in school, when someone stole his shoes - and he didn't realise they were being mean to him. He thought it was funny! At Christmas he ran onto the road without looking - almost got hit by a car. Then two days later he did the EXACT same thing - same road, same spot. He has no perception of danger. He's losing interest in his school work fast - his handwriting is really bad, and is looking for a day off school at every given opportunity. He has little in the way of friends at school - I suspect he plays on his own - and the friends he had in the early days - Primary 1,2 etc he doesn't play with now. Anyway, after much reading books, googling for answers etc......I've came to the conclusion that he may have Aspergers. I need to know what my next step should be - the school?? or our GP?? I know that whoever I speak to first - I'll get upset, because it's heartbreaking to watch him. He's such a pleasant boy - and when he's in a one to one with someone he's not too bad. So, hello again....................any help and suggestions greatly appreciated!! Cath
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