I am the grandmother of one very active 6 year old boy. I'm pretty sure he has ADHD, daughter just thinks it bad behavior and i'm spoiling him because I didn't spoil them the way i do this little boy.
Autism has been ruled out, but does have some speech problems and some of the signs and symtoms of ASD. We been asked by his doctor to NICHAQ Vanderbilt Assessment. How do I tell the difference, I see him bouncing off the walls with outside time especially in the winter. He's starting swing, touch and pull on anything he can hang from. Late he's developed this habit of spinning around in circles with something in hands. Sometimes it's his Karate bag, but has not make contact with anyone, so I tel him stop a couple times then he stops. Today he had his lunch bag in his hands swinging it, this time he made contact with his teach after several requests to stop. The principal gets a notice of his behavior and they decided to take his recess away for three days and modify his behavior plan.
His body is in constant motion from the time he wakes up til the time he goes bed. Went to the grocery store and put in the basket to keep him from spinning out of control or just absent minded wondering off, then her starts stacking the cans and that was fine, then he started shaking other things til he shock the Pico De gallo and some it out. Constantly touching things.
Bad behavior or ADHD? What is it! It's Autism or Asperger's Syndrome!