Gwen - posted on 11/02/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )
How do I tell if my 10 year old son with Aspergers is having a real anxiety meltdown or if he is faking it to manipulate a situation? He has real anxiety about school, but my gut tells me that some of his meltdowns may be to get out of classswork and homework. He has started some behaviors during his meltdowns that he never did before, like sucking his thumb, getting into a fetal position, doing this repetitive growling type sound (ever see iCarly when Carly freaks out at Sam's and Sam's mom's counseling session? - that exact kind of sound, like he's mimicing the show) He seems to be able to snap out of it pretty quickly.