I don't think it's fair to say :
Are there really children out there who have never had a neuropschy evaluation that are medicated? That is scary
Our son was diagnosed by a neurologist, NOT a neuropschy because that was WAY out of our means and not covered by insurance at the time DS was diagnosed 4 years ago.
It has been my experience that a lot of teachers these days are very quick to diagnose ADD or ADHD and suggest medication. The truth of the matter is they are not doctors. Children can not be expected to sit still and behave in a classroom all day. Just because your childs teacher can not deal with him does not mean that he has a disorder. You are his mother; do you feel he has a problem? Until you do don't worry about what the school says. MOTHER KNOWS BEST! I took my son to a child psychologist and got him diagnosed because as his mother I felt there was something that needed to be addressed. He was diagnosed with ADHD last year and after three years of the school telling me he needs medication I still have not medicated him. Medication I feel is sometimes quick fix method for the schools and makes the child easier for them to deal with. That said, do what you feel is right for your child and do not let anyone else pressure you. Do your research and make an informed desicion for your child without any outside influence or pressure. Best of luck to you :smileywink:
I just want to chime in here and say as others have told you, your son's teacher has completely crossed the line. She is not a doctor and cannot diagnose anything. Is she aware that there are many other conditions that can cause ADHD-like symptoms? Like lead poisioning or thyroid problems?
When my son was in kindergarten and having a lot of trouble, no one EVER mentioned ADHD or medication. Not the principal or his teacher.
Been there, done that.
Does your school have a gifted program?