DS1 is 7.5. We are finally deciding to do testing for him this summer, possibly this weekend. There are so many aspects of why we'd want to test, that I'm not sure why exactly we should, or if we need to, but for years there has been this feeling that he's wired a bit differently, quirky, probably gifted, and that there's some key to understanding him better and helping him better- maybe just the giftedness, maybe sensory issues, maybe (probably not?) ADHD, etc.
Anyway, one local professional that I sought advice from (who won't be doing the testing) recommended that we first just do a cognitive/learning/academic assessment, and then if necessary, move on to a more comprehensive sensory/add/etc.-type evaluation. (I only have a general sense right now what that entails.) Does this seem a good approach? I would be glad to know the results of academic testing soon, as we plan for the coming school year. I'm about to make the appointment, just doing a little reality check here in case anyone has thoughts on this.