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Nancy, Psychotherapist
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I have a 9 year old boy, who has learning difficulties which

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I have a 9 year old boy, who has learning difficulties which has improved in the last 12 months. He also suffers from glue ear. The problem at the moment is i don't know if there is something else underlying he has wiped poo in his bedroom he wets his bed, he seems very aggressive at the moment if we change our plans he gets very grumpy i wondered if he could have slight signs of ausitsm
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Nancy replied 8 years ago.

Hi honeybee,

I could very well be autism that is causing this behavior. How long has his behavior been aggressive?

Has he been evaluated by a child psychologist? I'd suggest letting his team of teacher's and therapists (OT, PT, whoever else is invloved) know of the fecal smearing and aggression - they know him and may have some insight as to why this is occuring.

But do have him evaluated for this aggression- it may be that he needs to start counseling or even a mood stabilizer to be able to function more appropriately.