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Hello there, did your son's school psychologist test your son for learning disabilities? Often smart children with learning disabilities are not diagnosed until 3rd or 4rd grade. A learning disability means that you son has normal or above normal ability to learn but his brain learns in a different way than other students. Maybe he is a visual learner. I am not sure that the symptoms you are talking about are not ADHD, children with ADHD are often not diagnosed with the ADHD is mixed as opposed to just hyperactive symptoms.
I think a school psychologist can give you a better diagnosis than a psychiatrist.
Your son needs to be observed at his school and in your home.
I have to say that I work with many children his age but never seen this test used. Do you know if they used any other tests like to Coners? Did you have to fill out any of the test questions yourself? Did the teacher was ask to fill out an obervation questionere? Some how something is missing from the test.
Hello there, I wrote more about the test that the psychiatrist gave to your son, but it disappeared. Now about the test that the psychiatrist gave to your son is a new test and it is used to find in your son has ADHD or learning disabilities.The test is based on neurofeedback theory and help map the brain activity in the brain. The method that they will use to help your son self -regulate his emotions and feel calm and relaxed and create emotional coherence. I use one of the methods that is called heartmath. The theory is that if the person is anxious the brains goes on overload and the person does not have the energy or brain power to learn.
By teaching him how to relax his mind and body he will use less of his brain power and learn and remember more.