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I work in a school and the way we deal with this type of behaviour is to remind the child that they must use "kind hands" when playing with their friends. We set clear rules that if "kind hands" aren't used the child will then be removed from playing with their friend for 5 minutes and have to sit in silence away from everyone. Then they are introduced back ...


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I'd suggest arranging some more structured activities for him to do with his friends. This won't take away the necessity for him to learn how to do free-form play, but it might make play-dates with him more fun for the other kids (and for you). Arrange a craft activity or a board game, take them bowling, anything where the nature of the activity is such ...


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My nine year old has had similar difficulties, although he does not yet have an official diagnosis. These are some things we found to help: First of all, consider that he doesn't need a lot of friends, he just needs one good one. It can take a while to find one, but there is someone out there who is the right mix of tolerance and kindness and quirkiness ...


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First of all, I'm glad you've had him seen by a medical professional, because usually that is my first piece of advice. If your gut doesn't tell you that what the doctor diagnosed him with is true, then I highly suggest a second opinion. Like you, I think I'd be a bit hesitant to blindly accept the diagnosis of my child based on watching a video interaction....



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