hello everybody, i havent been here in ages. funny tho, the term IEP was said yesterday and i immediately thought of this place lol. so i'll spare the updates for later....i have a specific question this time. my 8 yr old boy is in 3rd grade now...and his teacher's pretty desperate lol...and honestly so am i. he's a basket case, cant focus on anything except his nintendo, and heaven forbid anyone mess with that cause he gets massively violent. at school he's not doing any work, wont even do the placement tests, wont stay in his seat...same things he did last year and his teacher just gave up. somehow he learned by osmosis anyway so she just let him be. this year that's not going to work, and with the issues i'm having at home with him also...well lol. the first week of school i was in for a meeting with the resource teacher, the gifted/talented teacher and his regular teacher. 2 principal call, the school psychologist and every couple days from the teacher...everybody's frustrated. so the teacher (she wasnt supposed to tell me this and actually called me at 9 last night to make sure i didnt let on that she told me) suggested that it's time for me to insist on IEP testing. I agree. they gave me that 'he has to be working 2 years below grade level to require testing' load of bull, but where he was still ahead of his class i let it go last year. my question is this: he has a psychiatric evaluation scheduled next week. ADHD medications made no difference on his symptoms besides the horrid rebound, and it's time to dig a little deeper. Should i wait to get the evaluation results first so i can have something solid to put in the letter requesting the IEP? or should i get that started now and let the IEP team come to their own conclusions without the psychiatrist's input?