The Connor's scale is for differentiating hyperactive children from typical children so if his primary issues are innatentiveness and impulsiveness it's not going to raise any ADHD flags.
There are psychologists and psychiatrists that specialize in educational testing, this is probably your fastest route privately but it seems to be more expensive than going to a place like this, though clinics like that can take awhile to get into. Though ds was initially diagnosed by a psychiatrist he gets his therapy elsewhere.
If your hasn't seen an optomitrist in awhile I'd do that as well; not related to ADHD in particular, but I was having a particularly difficult time in 7th grade math and found out after borrowing someone's glasses that I could not see the board--you'd think eye sight that bad would be obvious, but .
Wrightslaw.com is your new favorite website and the IDEA legislation is your new nighttime reading.
Under IDEA/IEP, if your child has a disability that adversely affects educational performance, your child is entitled to an education that is designed to meet the child's unique needs and from which your child receives educational benefit.
A 504 is helping your child get the same education that everyone else is getting--more for a student that needs accommodations to help them learn (like sitting next to the teacher) or for behavior, and that they are not punished for things that they cannot control due to the ADHD (like needing to work standing up or not sit inside a group).
[A IEP or 504 is not an escalation or punishments for the teacher/school. It's more about getting all appropriate parties involved and on the same page. The student, parent/legal guardian, teachers, principals, Pupil Services administrators, support staff (i.e. nurse, counselor, psychologist, language/speech pathologist) as well as the student's physician or therapist may be involved in the placement process including the 504 meeting.]
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