As soon as DH and I found out I was carrying a boy we knew this day would come. DS is now in K. His school called me today to ask me to come in and sign a form giving consent to have him screened for ADHD. The person I spoke to said it wasn't going to be a formal diagnostic process with a psychologist, just a "checklist." From what I've been reading online it seems they don't really diagnose ADHD before age 7 but in order to be diagnosed at that time symptoms must be present before then (for at least 6 months).
Now, DS is on an IEP and has been receiving speech and occupational therapy for 2 years. He does have issues, including some sensory issues. Up to this point his therapists and teachers have been unanimous--were unanimous at our last IEP review last spring--that they were not concerned about ADHD at all.
Should I consent? I think it may be setting him up for a diagnosis--a false one--when his issues are such as can mimic attention issues--he's wiggly because of sensory issues, for example.
I just think it's ridiculous and out of the blue because his kindergarten teacher at our conference last month expressed no concerns, was very happy with him.