Long story short, I have a student identified with SLD in reading and writing who has suddenly taken a nosedive into a slew of repeated behavior issues. Although he does not have a history of behavior problems, he's been suspended four days this month. I've been approached by the principal and all three school counselors about re-testing him to see if he might meet the criteria for ED. I keep telling him that we need to see these behaviors over an an extended period of time and not just in the past month... that this boy is screaming "crisis!" and not ED. I guess they didn't like my answer because they went and asked another sped teacher who told them the exact same thing. I think what irritates me the most is that they think that by labeling him ED all the problems will be solved (hence the reference to the magic wand). Even if we did test, and even if he did show up as ED, he'd still have all the same behaviors, and we'd still have to find a way to deal! Adding a label is not a solution, it's not even a band-aid. Can anyone relate? Any advice for how to address this situation?