a lead I have a kindergartener in my class who often seems to be in her own little world. She doesn't attend to what we are doing, often doesn't hear what I ask them to do. She yells alot - at the other kids if they do something she doesn't like. She has strange, babyish speech. She is not young for kinder. She does not make eye contact (every once in a while but then quickly looks away). Here is the kicker. She is really smart with letters, sounds, and can even begin to read. However, she cannot write or barely even hold a pen, really low fine motor skills,etc. She often seems content being alone - doing her own thing, however, there are times when she will try to join the group. very socially awkward. MOm sees her as just brillant. She reenacts movies perfectly - for hours on end. Some of these things sound like autism spectrum, but some do not. I feel like time is just going to pass this little girl by and it will be 2nd grade and then everyone else will "get" that something is wrong here. She will not do well academically (even though she is smart) because her responses to your questions are completely random - make no sense with the question asked. I feel like I am drowning trying to help her. I am documented my head off, but I feel like I need some suggestions in order to give the admin a path to go down to try to figure out what is wrong. I even thought maybe she is ADHD inattentive, but her symptoms seem too severe for that - I mean down to not understand what you say - she looks at you confused. There is no hearing loss so that is not it.