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I am a psychiatrist and I am willing to help.
Kindly answer a few queries.
1) Is your son mentally of the same age as his peers, meaning is he in the same class in school as other 13 year olds ? Is he scholastically lagging behind other students of is age?
2) Does he find interacting with other children of his age difficult ?
3) Does he feel sad going to his school or to his class ?
Thanks for the inputs.
Based on your answers to my questions, there are 3 diagnoses which need to be considered for his traits and behaviour and any one of these shall justify his demeanor and personality attributes.
These diagnoses are - 1) Attention Deficit Disorder, which may explain why he does not pay attention to the task at hand and the teacher or parent has to be at the helm to forcibly ask him to do the task and complete it.
2) Autistic spectrum disorder- which may explain his lack of interaction with peers repeated production of a peculiar sound in class while the teacher is teaching, poor scholastic performance.
3) Specific learning disability - which may explain his inability to write or perhaps read at par with his peers.
So since these 3 diagnoses need to be thoroughly evaluated by a child psychiatrist on one to one interview basis, so i humbly suggest that you get him to a child psychiatrist and get him evaluated for these 3 diagnostic entities and once the diagnosis out of these 3 gets confirmed, it will become easier for the psychiatrist or psychologist to plan out a therapy for helping him so as to cope with this situation.
So although it will require some hard work from you as parents to seek help from a child psychiatrist in this regard, but it will be worth the benefits that your son may reap in the future and overcome this situation completely.
I hope this helps.
Wish your son all the best.
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