I have a boy in my class who is a definate English Language Learner (ELL we call ’em). So he’s got some language issues. But he’s a pretty good reading, one of the highest in my class. But I’ve noticed something lately. When I talk with them he looks off another way. And sometimes I see him do odd things/movements with his hand. In short, he sometimes acts like a child with Autism.
Now for sure, I am no expert! But I have had about 5 Autistic kids in my class, plus my wife’s nephew, so I do have some experience. And I’m telling you, at times he seems to be a little on the spectrum, as they say. Just weird hand movements, like it feels good to do it. And his eyes looking away when he’s talking to me.
Just a little odd.