Mary - posted on 09/10/2013 ( no moms have responded yet )
I have suspicions that my step son either has ADHD, a mild form of aspberger's or both. I am unsure where to start to get him evaluated. Do we take him to a pediatrician first? He is 11 years old but he is more like a 5 year old when it comes to his emotional maturity. He does ok in school but he has social problems. He does not like to interact with people. His only hobby he likes to do is to play video games. He also has what I believe is food aversions. He only eats a very small few choice of foods and refuses to try anything new. He sometimes throws fits where he screams and carrys on like a 2 year old that has a tantrum. This only lasts for a few seconds but I still find it concerning being that he is 11. He also whines and hides his head any time someone says any body part, such as boobs, butt, vagina. He will also hide his head and whine when he sees girls on tv in bikini's even if it is a cartoon. He used to barely talk at all, which has improved. He talks almost non stop sometimes and asks questions non stop like a 4 year old does when they are first discovering things. He will hug his dad but he does not like when anyone else tries to hug him. A lot of times if he is asked a question he will look to his dad to answer for him. Does anyone have any advice as to where we start? I have finally been able to convince his father he should be evaluated.