Hi there. My daughter was formally diagnosed with Aspergers and ADHD by a child psychiatric this week. She's 5 and a half. Both are mild. Thank god... I'd hate to see extreme hehe ! I wasn't surprised but he has left me to research about it all myself and teach myself behavioural strategies. I can contact him if things don't seem to be working. I find this a little odd. I kind of feel like a boat without sails... or life jackets ! Researching and learning about it is no problem, I'm used to dealing with this stuff on my own. I was a nanny for a boy with ADHD for 4 years so that has helped a lot. Also, at the very end of our appointment he said "This diagnosis could change with time"... do you think that sounds right, or like him covering himself ? The more I have read the more I am sure she has ADHD. It describes her so well. I'm not convinced about Aspergers though. She is starting big school next year and I have all but decided not to notify her school about it yet. I know they will be discreet and be ready to help her if I tell them, but I kind of just want to see how she goes first. She has a high IQ and that real insatiable hunger to learn. I realise her other traits could get in the way of that but I just want to give her a go without the label. Her behaviour at pre-school has been the opposite to at home. I know often that changes when kids get to school. Anyone have any thoughts on not notifying the school yet ?? Getting this diagnosis has been very liberating for me. I have always known there was something "different" about my girl, have struggled for years with people telling me it is my fault ~ including the child psychiatric when she was 3. I carried around this pain in my heart for the last 2 years thinking it was all my fault. And it is so liberating to have a direction to head in. So much in my head right now... will end this post here for now. Thanks.