Five years ago, my son's neurologist recommended we get a neuropsychologist evaluation. done. I looked into it and found that the amount of time it would take to administer the tests and the fact that I wouldn't be allowed in the room with my son made me decide not to do it. The reason I would want to be in the room is that he has tremendous anxiety around new people; he will not look at them and actually often hides inside his shirt, he will not speak to them (he will grunt or squeak or stick out his tongue). If the testers 'forced' testing (either by verbally insisting on compliance or getting more people in the room to gain compliance passive-aggressively) he would likely become very agitated and might lash out by spitting or trying to get away. The reason I am curious about testing is that his IQ has seemed to drop each time he is tested (age 4, age 6, age 8) and I believe that is because he was emotionally abused in his school setting from grade k-grade 2. I want to know if his drop in scores is really due to limited exposure to academics in school or if he really has a borderline IQ. I just don't think it likely they will be able to access those answers if he is anxious/defiant during testing. I also think it would be helpful to discern what other diagnosis's are affecting him as many suggestions have been made, but no firm diagnosis on some...Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD)-not otherwise specified, autism, asperger's, bipolar, adhd, anxiety, odd, tourette's, learning disability, sensory processing disorder, cognitive disability...you get the idea-just a little more precise information would be helpful.