Since an infant, when my son gets excited he tends to shake his arms and his face blushes. My husband and I thought it was just cute that he liked a new toy or something, but now that he's 7, he still shakes his arms when he is happily excited, blushes and sweats. He also repetitively pushes up the sleeves of his shirt and repeats the last few words of a sentence he just said about three times. He may also repeat the last few words of sentences other people have just said to him. He does not do this all the time, though. His neurologist said he also is behind in his motor skills. (He had to have tubes put in his ears, so I attributed some of his motor skill problem to his balance/ear problems -- which is fine now, but he still is behind.)
His neurologist suggested therapy to improve his motor skills, but as for everything else, he said to wait and see how he handled school. He is very bright in school but his teacher noticed a problem with his attention. He seemed to trail off and played with his pencil instead of listening to her. She had to keep calling his name to bring his attention back. When I questioned him about his lack of attention, he said his brain wouldn't work. This disturbed me.
I would love your input.