4 year old being evaluated for emotional disturbance.
My 4 year old DS just went to a preschool evaluation. Based on what I said and what they started to see from him (there were 3 kids and 4 teachers in the room, so nothing had a chance to escalate, but they could tell that if the teachers hadn't intervened, he would have gotten close to a meltdown) they want to continue the evaluation, so they are coming to my house a week from tomorrow and then we have a meeting to go over the evaluation team report the week after that. I am just wondering if anybody has any experience with this with preschool kids and could give me an idea of what to expect if they decide he has an emotional disturbance and put him in school. He has no medical diagnosis, he doctor suspected mild hyperactivity when I brought up his behavior a year ago, but my 7 year old DD has ADHD, and she is constantly on, my little guy goes back and forth, he is either very sweet and loving or extremely iritable and angry and violent. He doesn't seem to have any middle ground. I have wondered about high functioning autism, but the counselor that I took him too for a few months asked if there was any family history of bipolar, and alot of those symptoms fit too. I really hope he gets into school, because I don't know how to handle his mood swings and behaviors and he is big enough now that I can hardly hold on to him when he is having a meltdown. Sorry, that was longer than I meant it to be, just looking for some insight into what is going to happen next. Thanks :)