Is this normal for a child with Aspergers
Posted by: chellezuk — over 7 years ago (2 comments)
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Hi, I am new on here and I'm desperate for help. My son has just turned 5. We have had concerns for about a year he suffers from anxiety, he likes everything to be done in a certain way, lines things up, he doesn't interact with children or adults and the list goes on. He has now started school and he had a teacher that was really helpful, she started to notice things I hadn't like he was mimicking her face when he spoke to her. At parents evening she said "my son was very controlled at school and she felt it was because he knew he was diffrent from the other children but done his best to act the same as them". We had a few problems with him but with the help of his teacher he started to settle. Until she then went off on long term sick, he now has a replacement teacher that is saying there is nothing wrong with him. Despite him doing things like taking a coat hanger or a peg or a birthday candle to school as a comfort as he was anxious. He also was sick at school at lunch time he thought this was because of the food and didnt want to eat school dinner or pack lunch at school for 8 weeks and every morning cried until he vomited because he hated lunch times. Also at lunch time he stands with the dinner lady rather than play with the children. In some observations that were done they said he lacked imagination when he plays. He comes home from school, walks round and round in circles, becomes obsessive over things, watches the same things on TV over and over (usually documentaries on animals). The problem I have is that the teacher is saying that at school he is "normal" and there is no reason for concern, yet he comes home and seems to go into meltdown. I have heard a couple of people say that this is quite normal as they are able to hold it together at school but get home and bang the behaviour changes. Yet the school are saying there is no way that he could turn it on and off like this. Is it possible? Has anyone else had the same experience? I would appreciate anyone's help Sorry to go on. Michelle