Can I refuse to get my son tested for ADD?
I come from a very small town. Everyone knows everyone. Well my son's father has ADD. He had alot of problems when he was in elementary school. Now my son goes to the same school, with many of the same teachers.
My son has a lot of behavior problems. He interrupts people when they are talking. Gets angry when he doesn't get his way.... Pretty much spoiled rotten. In my opinion he acts the way he does because he is spoiled, not because he has ADD. But because his teacher knows that his father has ADD, she is automatically assuming that my son has it also.
I refuse to have my son tested for this disability. But his grandmother is telling me that I cannot refuse the test. She says that if the school recommends the test and I refuse, then they can basically kick him out of school.
Does anyone know if this is true? Any help would be greatly, greatly appreciated. I have been searching on the web and can't find anything. I'm just not sure what to look for.