If CAPD is not the problem, certainly pursue an ADHD evaluation. You can go to the website (http://www.chadd.org) of CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders) to see if there is a branch of this parent support group in your area. Someone there should be able to give you a referral for evaluation. Try to find someone who will do an observation at the school site as well as see your child in his office. ADHD behaviors are not always easily observed in a one-on-one office visit.
ADHD or CAPD?
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