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TOPIC: Are standardized tests leading to ADHD diagnoses?

Are standardized tests leading to ADHD diagnoses? 11 Oct 2013 21:32 #284

Are standardized tests leading to more ADHD diagnoses?
Posted October 8, 2013 by Mercedes White

As a young mother, Robin Richeson was overwhelmed by her son Aaron’s boundless energy. Richeson chalked up his behavior, which included climbing tall trees, running away and an inability to focus in school to boys being boys.

But the teachers at Aaron's school in Ownesboro, Ky., thought something else was going on. “They just said that he was all over the place — he couldn't handle the structure. 'We think he has ADD or ADHD,'” Richeson remembers being told at a parent-teacher meeting.

An evaluation by the family doctor confirmed those suspicions. Aaron has ADHD, a condition marked by inability to focus and impulsive behavior. Today, 7-year-old Aaron takes Ritalin, which helps him focus in school.


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