I'm not sure about ADD, but my son was diagnosed with Asperger's and ADHD last year. It is a LONG process. We started it at the end of the school year his 2nd grade year. All summer we filled out questionnaires, got his teacher to fill out one before she left for the summer, his Taekwondo instructors, his Cub Scout leader, ANYONE who had a lot of interaction with him got to fill out at least one questionnaire. Then, during the weekly visits to the psychologist, my son was doing "tests", game like stuff, for an hour or more.
Then, right as school was starting for his 3rd grade year the psychologist gave us his diagnosis. From there we started on some behavior modification therapies. They helped, but not enough. So, around Christmas last year we started him on Concerta for the ADHD. He's now been in 4th grade for a week and a different child than before testing and diagnosis.
at 11:32 AM on Sep. 13, 2013