My DS is 8 and as a mother I have always had a hunch that he wasn't like other kids. He reached his developmental markers (crawling, walking, talking) much later than what is typically thought of as average. My pediatrician always dismissed my concerns telling me that all children develop differently and since DS was born prematurely, it was normal for him to "run a bit behind schedule". As he got older I noticed that he had a tough time differentiating between right and wrong. So I spent some energy trying to help him with that. He has come a long way but he still sometimes lacks that common sense kind of understanding even though he is NOT a bad boy. When DS entered Pre-K & Kindergarten he had a hard time staying seated and would wonder off. He also has a hard time making friends. He will almost never ask a child his/her name or engage in conversation even if he see's them on a regular basis. After my urging him to ask "this kid" or "this guy in my class" what their names are, he has improved a bit. However, socially he isn't quiet all there. He often says things that people consider to be mildly rude. However he is also charming and funny in his own way. In 1st grade DS started showing signs that he was having trouble writing and learning. When I expressed my concern to his teacher and our pediatrician I was told that all children transpose letters and numbers and that I needn't worry too much about it. They suggested extra help in a small reading group. This helped him but he still wasn't "getting it" and was becoming frustrated. In 2nd grade (his current grade), I asked the school district to have him tested. They told me that he has an IQ of 148 and that he scored above the grade average in a few areas but that they did see issues with his reading. They're ultimate diagnosis was, "reading disabled". He has an IEP which grants his OT 4-5 times per week for an hour with a teacher who uses the Glass method. It has helped him however he is still doing poorly in school. The school district said that they do not believe that anything is wrong with him because he tested high in some areas however I'm starting to suspect Aspergers. Has anyone had similar issues with their child? Do you think my description sounds like Aspberger's? Or perhaps something else? What next steps do you recommend I take with the school district? I am going to make an appointment to have him evaluated by a peditric neurologist in the morning. Worst case scenario, they tell me I'm crazy.