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Q. My son displays behavior such as hooting, screeching, flapping arms, "chicken" dancing, rocking...

Hi members, please help me to choose the right way. My son displays behavior such as hooting, screeching, flapping arms, "chicken" dancing, rocking, bouncing, jumping, limited repetitive play skills, low self esteem, difficulty commencing and occasionally sustaining adult directed tasks, difficulty maintaining relationships with adults and peers, he becomes easily frustrated and will become physically and verbally aggressive, can overreact to being touched, easily distracted by noise, short attention span, likes routine and finds it difficult to change task, difficulty listening, and difficulty following verbal instructions. He is like this at home and school. I have been told by the local NHS group that he is not autistic because of his parent’s separation and divorce in his early life and he does not present these behaviors as a "pervasive feature". Instead they suggest he needs a hearing check and he has "neuro developmental immaturities". What is your opinion? Should I get a second opinion?
A1if you ask me - they could be right. anyway i would be careful from over-the-net-diagnosis. their specialist saw the child and examined his behavior, he probably know what he is doing. and even if you are not sure- get a second opinion. can't hurt can it?
A2Hi Turner, Based on the behaviors, social and cognitive features I would hazard to guess that your son most likely has Asperger's Syndrome (AS), which is synonymous with PDD-NOS and high functioning autism. I am almost certain. Your parental difficulties would cause a behavioral pattern consistent with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and not what you are currently seeing. You need a full assessment by an individual or team expert in the areas of AS. I can recommend the testing that should be done. Also, there is a very good Asperger's forum on the Internet in the UK. These experienced parents can help you get the services your son needs.
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