My child was always quite normal when he was younger. He started to talk in Spanish when he was 9 months and was able to speak fine in spanish. When he started nursery he started to learn english (so he has delayed english). Now he is 6 and in year one and he has concentration problems. At school they are saying that he doesnt listen sometimes and doesnt concentrate well. But when i work with him at home he seems to be fine. He has to go to a speech therapist, which they have said has made quite a difference to him. He sometimes doesnt maintain eye contact when he is speaking. Socially he finds in difficult to speak to other children but he has made some friends that he always plays with. His reading is excellent he is reading at a much higher age but he doesnt seem to take in what he is reading. He is quite active he likes to run around and cant seem to sit still, he loves giving hugs and kisses.
One of his teachers said they think he might be autistic which has terrified me! I thought that alot if his traits seem more common with adhd, he has shown vast improvment over the last few months since he has seen the speech therapist and extra help at school. He has a few tanturams but nothing to bad. He likes to share his toys with his brother and play with his brother. He has also gone through quite a tough time as someone in his family has just gone through quite a traumatic experience involoving cancer. So he and his brother have got quite attached to everyone with the fear that they will leave them. He likes to play with cars mainly but he does play with other toys, he loves playing board games. I just dont think he has it and im scared for him.