Hello everyone - I have a 6 yr old son who has been expelled from 2 daycare settings over the course of 2 months (the first time was 2 wks before his 4th bday, where he has been since he was 8 wks old and the second time was after 1 mth at a new school) both schools expelled him saying he was a liability due to his behavior... with that being said, he was enrolled in an all inclusive preschool in our community and had some minor behavior issues, but seemed to do well, especially since there were only 10-12 kids in his classroom with 2-3 teachers. I took him to a pediatric behavior specialist and she thought he might have oppositional defiant disorder (odd) well at that time I was in denial - "There is nothing wrong with my son" .... even though he would have massive temper tantrums & night terrors... He has gone as far as trashing his train table, lifting it up and slamming it down to where it broke in pieces, throwing all his clothes out of his drawers, throwing chairs and glass picture frames across the the house & throwing rocks - After being expelled from the 2nd school, I was able to find him a private sitter - where he excelled - (note that she only watched a maximum of 10 kids at a time, if that - most of the time it was only 5 - 7 kids... Kindergarten finally started and there were 27 students and again we experienced him not getting along with his peers or teachers.. he was arguing, throwing toys if he didn't get his way, rushing to the front of the line, (as if he didn't notice children already standing there) spitting, getting up from his chair, trying to wonder from his class - I had him seem by a psychologist along with a psychiatrist - The psychologist said there is nothing wrong with him, while the psychiatrist said he has ADHD - all the while I am thinking he is AUTISTIC - especially since he walks on his tip toes, does not like ithcy tags, socks or underware, and seemed a little obsessive, as little things would set him off (if I moved his cup, or if I went up the steps a certain way and he didnt like the way I placed my feet on the steps), he was also a late talker & hard to understand - He was prescribed Aderal from the psychiatrist and Focalin from his regular pediatric, however I refuse to fill the scripts - I am not satisified with this dx - Now this past summer was wonderful - all behavior symptoms were gone - except for the ithchy tags and tip toes but now he has started humming, grinding his teeth and siffling - about 2 wks ago the humming, grinding and sniffling has subsided, but he is now having some type of facial tic - facial tics that are so noticiable that you can see them 40 feet away ..... I took him to his doctor this afternoon, who was out so we ended up seeing a resident Dr. who suggested that it was a form of behavior - and suggested we go back to the Psychologist - I am in shock - I am stunned and I am worried .... This facial tic started Sunday afternoon, when he came back from a 2 day visit with his father - I myself am thinking it's just a way of trying to control his impulses, however even when he is speaking to other parents, it is very noticiable - If anyone has any suggestion, or recommendations, it would be greatly appreciated - I know I have rambled, but I am just trying to avoid medicating my son if it is not needed - Also note that last year his Kindergarten teacher thought he was way behind his peers in learning, so the school psychologist tested his IQ and he was off the charts, very smart in retaining information and rhyming - but if I ask him to read me his spelling words, he can only identify 2 or 3 out of 20 (plus I can not get his full attention though I am still undecided if its because he doesnt want to study or if he can't pay attention or what .... I do believe something is going on, I am just not so sure it is a form of ADHD - Thank you for reading this and if you have any suggestions, I would be greatful to hear from you.