J's teacher gave me back the Conners questionnaire today. Here is her assessment - there were four possible categories to check: not at all, a little, a lot, or an extreme amount. The teacher "invented" a new category of "between a little and a lot" - a medium amount?! - which she gave in response to quite a lot of the questions and which I translate as "quite a lot". Any views/insights gratefuly received (calling IC ) 1. Agitated, moves around on his chair - a little. 2. Makes incongruous noises - here she has marked "a little" and written "sometimes whistles" - well, he has just learnt to whistle and is very proud of it, so... 3. Has to have what he wants immediately - a little. 4. Messes about - quite a lot. 5. Tantrums and unpredictable behaviour - not at all. 6. Over-sensitive to criticism - a little. 7. Distracted or fluctuating attention - quite a lot 8. Disturbs the other children - quite a lot. 9. Dreamer - not at all. 10. Sulks - a litle. 11. Rapidly and marked change of mood - not at all. 12. Likes to fight - quite a lot. 13. Accepts authority - quite a lot (I wonder if she misunderstood the question, which is rather clumsily worded, to mean "does not accept authority") 14. Agitated, always running about - a little. 15. Easily excited and impulsive - a lot. 16. Demands excessive attention from the teacher - a lot. 17. Seems poorly accepted by the group - not at all. 18. Lets himself be led around by other children - not at all. 19. Is a poor loser - a little. 20. Seems to lack the ability to involve or lead others - not at all. 21. Finds it difficult to finish what he has started - not at all. 22. Puerile and immature - not at all. 23. Denies his mistakes and accuses others - a little. 24. Difficulties getting on with other children - a little. 25. Not very co-operative with his classmates - here she has written "most co-operative with those younger than him" 26. Easily angered when he has to make an effort - not at all. 27. Learning difficulties - a little. To me, this looks like the profile of impulsive/hyperactive ADHD. What do you think?