My son is on an academic IEP at school - he does not have behavioral issue at school, but I think I should have him evaluated for some sort of mental health issue - ODD perhaps. We have lots of meltdowns at home, more than typical for his age. So far, his school has been wonderful about helping with my kids. It's the type of small, involved school where they really seem to want the best for the kids and are willing to work with the parents. Of course, I am a former educator so I understand the IEP system and am not intimidated to talk with the teacher or principal, etc. My question is, should I start with the school? Who does these sorts of evaluations? He was adopted at two, and we have no mental or medical history on the family. He has a lot of empathy for others, so I'm not too concerned about Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD), but just suspect that there is something in his background - maybe Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS)? He doesn't have any physcial characteristics, but I have had students with similar symptoms. We also worked with a great Child pyschologist about a year ago. He responded well to her, and we were working on anger issues (hit a pillow..not your brother, etc) and he had improved on that end. Would it be better to go back to her? (we have moved to another town since then, but it's not too far). Thanks in advance!