While the study below was published a few years ago, it makes an important point that I think is worth revisiting.
In the study, published in the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, my colleagues and I looked at how frequently teacher ratings of inattentive symptoms persist in children from one grade to the next. We felt this was an important issue to examine because recognition that ADHD is often a chronic condition can obscure the fact that attention problems do not always reflect an enduring child characteristic, and that important changes are possible when children move to a new classroom.
As you will see below, clinically-elevated attention problems as perceived by teachers are less stable than you may have imagined. [Read more…] about Study shows why children with ADHD should be reevaluated each year: Attention problems perceived by teachers are far less stable than we imagine