Hi everyone, recently (well always, but MORE recently) my son has been screeching, humming, babbling, making really odd noises. This is all mostly in our presence, I don't think he does it at school or when he's at friends houses but it's really constant when he's at home. It's very annoying and odd. I try to talk with him about it but it almost seems like he does it more when I do. He calls his brother "girl" all the time but actually, it's GFG who sounds like the girl. I've even had people on the phone ask who the girl is in our house. A special ed. friend calls it "verbal overflow" meaning he's got some things going on inside and this is a release. It's almost Tourette-like but I'm pretty sure he can control it, at least most of the time. It's very spontaneous and seems to erupt out of nowhere though. Other times it seems like it's in response to excitement or anxiety. Like a toddler, only he's 12... It also seems like it's more frequent after/during guitar hero or other online things (not television).
Being "cool" is really important to him but he just doesn't seem to "get" the fact that this is most definitely NOT cool! Anyone have any ideas or thoughts on how to deal with this? I have a headache!