My 4 yr old son had his tongue clipped at almost 2 due to being tongue-tied. He is a little "dutchy" when he speaks (he calls papaw crapaw). He has been in speech therapy and was also in physical therapy the first 6-7 months he was born due to torticollus. He likes to have his routines at his grandparents house, he goes in lines up his trains then watches thomas the train. I do not see this at home. His grandparents have a 10 year old son with this syndrome and I feel like they are trying to find something wrong with my son. I know he doesn't speak as well as other children his age, but he had a tongue-tie so he didn't speak until later. I actually had to go around his pediatrician and set up and appointment with an ENT myself because his pediatrician. didn't think it was necessary. He finally started speaking after the procedure. He does like to point out things he knows like "chickens lay eggs" repeatedly. He plays well with his brother and sisters, likes to make-believe. He has no problems with sensory that I've noticed. Noises don't bother him, he thinks semi's are awesome. I think he might be a little behind others his age, but that's it. At most maybe a slight learning disability or something like that. He does get angry easy, like this morning he wanted to wear tennis shoes when I put his sandals on him. He had a fit, I offered to send them with him and he was fine. My 3 yr old will do the same thing if she isn't getting her way. Normal child behavior or do we try to label her as having a syndrome also? I am not into this labeling of my child before he is even in kindergarten. He does not like strangers, but doesn't take long to warm up to someone. He loves being cuddled, likes to be read to. I am just wanting others opinions. ALSO.... my 5 yr old daughter is making me crazy... I went to sign out the kids early yesterday and was stopped by her teacher who told me she is retaining nothing they do in school. She told me out of the abc's she could only recognize 2. This is completely untrue. I do flash cards with her nightly and she knows at least half of them now. I don't know why she is keeping this information away from her teacher, but she is nowhere near as behind as they think she is. In sight words they said she only knew 2 of them, when in fact at home she has read 6 of them repeatedly. But then again, she doesn't throw tantrums in the class, like she does at home and at the babysitters (who will no longer babysit). I know she knows them, she knows she knows them, but she won't do it for the teacher and now they want to have a conference with the Special Education teacher AND... my oldest son is being pulled from class for extra help with math and he is doing much better, but the school is pushing me to take him to the pediatrician. for medication to help him focus, apparently he does a lot of daydreaming in class. He gets A's on all his spelling tests and rarely gets below a B on anything other than math. He is in 1st grade. Sorry for the long post! I just need some ideas here, someone to talk to.