A mother did not believe her son had ADHD but agreed
he was having difficulties
in the classroom….
Johnny is a 9 year-old boy who was “diagnosed” with ADHD by his teacher who suggested to his mother that he be put on medication. His mother did not believe her son had ADHD but agreed that her son was having some difficulties in the classroom and brought him for a neuropsychological evaluation. After a comprehensive assessment, it was discovered that Johnny did not have ADHD but was in fact extraordinarily gifted. His difficulties in the classroom (goofing-off, talking, and generally disrupting the class) were a result of an improper academic placement and curriculum. Johnny was bored and was not being stimulated nor challenged in his current environment. Once his academic environment was changed to reflect his gifts and talents, his behavioral difficulties abated.