And he scored as gifted verbally. His performance score is average and he has a lot of problems with fine motor.
His most pressing issue is behavior problems - explosive temper, hits and kicks adults during tantrums.
Can anyone relate?
I guess I'm thinking that the high verbal IQ causes him to have an extra level of awareness of his issues and an extra layer of frustration - like the high verbal IQ causes him not only to be frustrated, but to be frustrated that he's frustrated.
LOL- that totally sounds like me when I was little! You can ask me any questions, I'd be happy to answer them.
[quote]My son has gone from profoundly delayed as an infant, through the autism spectrum to a 6yo 2E kids (gifted in reading/analytical thinking, LD for auditory processing, fine motor & suspected ADHD which around here they red flag before 7yo but dx at 7yo).[/quote]
My ds wasn't delayed (though I think he was on the latter side of average for some things), but he is also gifted in reading/analytical thinking, has a receptive language disorder (diagnosed through CAPD testing), ADHD and possibly Asperger's. I think he had some fine motor issues through, K but doesn't seem to have them now -- all that self-administered "Lego therapy" I guess .
Though ds is doing really well right now with melatonin for sleep, and medication and therapy for ADHD -- I almost forget about his issues until he has to interact with other children (which he is doing much, much better than last year).
Ds' behavior in K was...not good. OP, I have a bullet list of ds' behavior in K if you'd like specifics on what "not good" means . His old school where he did K was in denial that he had legitimate issues and wasn't a spoiled brat they kept trying behavior charts and were that they didn't work more than half a day-- when I finally tried to get him identified through Child Find, they pretty much said it didn't apply because he didn't have a speech problem (though his articulation was fine he does have problems with social reciprocity and pragmatics) -- so no help from the school. For him, there wasn't any relief from his behavior issues until he started medication, but the real progress was made after he started on the second dosage of his second medication, topped of with Dr. Sears Omega-3 DHA supplement. We did supplement with liquid magnesium (paired with a multi-vitamin) the latter part of K, which took the edge off his hyperactivity so he wasn't literally running in circles all day. Some parents also have success with a fish oil supplement (Dr. Sears has a decent tasting liquid children's fish oil supplement).
Ds' behavior in K seems to have derailed the giftedness testing his teacher talked about in the second week, and though his 1st grade teacher did have him tested the school ended up not accepting anyone under 3rd grade. That was probably for the best as we were still tweeking his ADHD medication and dealing with his behavior issues. He is also not much of a "team player" at this point which may have been a problem in a gifted program. We do have him in a STEM charter which plays to his strengths/interests a bit, and it is much smaller than the regular public elementary which has been much better for him.