Hi All, I haven't posted in awhile because my six year guy has (had) been doing so much better. Lately, we're having problems with listening and compliance that are becoming steadily worse and I could use advice/support. Basically, it's getting to the point where he is becoming upset anytime he is asked to do something that he doesn't want to do- and minor setbacks are causing him to have major reactions. He is even starting to hit again- he stopped hitting completely nearly a year ago. He even acknowledged in a moment of calm (paraphrase) that he knows he overreacts, but doesn't see it until he calms down. When we give him an instruction he behaves like he doesn't "hear" us- I think much of it may be genuine because he often talks over people and seems honestly puzzled about why we're cross when we've told him (for instance) five times to get dressed and he's still in pjs. He is saying that none of the kids at school "like" him or want to play with him- I am gathering that he doesn't have a "natural" flexibility or cooperation. For instance, he told me last night that he planned to schedule the kids to play tag on Mondays and Wednesdays, then they could choose the games the rest of the week. Yes fair, but unlikely to go well. He prefers to play with girls which is a problem because most of the girls don't want to play with boys. His teacher used the word "quirky" when she described him- I notice that he is often awkward and anxious around other children (e.g. he talks "too much" about things that don't interest the kids, seeks attention, gives orders, and can be rude). He has occasional attention and discipline problems in school, but so far not outside of normal. His progress in school is above grade level- he is in kindergarten and assigned chapter books and is at least 2 years ahead in math, although he makes careless errors. Yes, I know that this may burgeoning ADD or even very high functioning Aspergers or extreme immaturity and end of school year exhaustion, but I needed to get it out. He is taking an IQ test in a few weeks because we're considering transferring schools, and it may have some added benefit of testing his auditory processing which I suspect is below normal.