Hi!Need advice. We had our 6yr old evaluated for Aspergers/Autism by a medical doctor that works with autistic children and a doctor of psychology.Both stated that our 6yr old son is not even close to having Aspergers or falling into the autism spectrum. However, he does have an anxiety disorder and social phobia which can explain his difficulties focusing in the classroom, socializing and poor performance academically.We asked about the 'hand flapping" and fixation on things and they told us that it is a form of "stimming".
We have scheduled an appointment to see a psychiatrist to help our son with this anxiety disorder and social phobia. On the other hand, we are getting him evaluated by the school and I get the feeling that the school psychologist is going to say that he might have Aspergers or might fall into the autism spectrum. I get that feeling whenever I speak to him. Who's opinion should I take?
The school does see my child every day in the school environment, but they cannot do a diagnosis. The doctors have seen him about 3 times and have tested him. Please any feedback will help. Also, We are now thinking about retaining him in the first grade. Is this good or bad? He is making progress in every category w/the exception of social skills