I have a question for you How do you determine if a student who refuses to do work frequently (and will actually lie and say "I don't know how to do that" but does occasionally chooses to do it and can do it without help in class) has a disability and needs special education services. I have had two different students who I wonder about this year. Student A - A 4th grade Poster child for ADHD (previously had meds but parents moved and never got a new Dr. to refill the prescription. He was able to control himself so much better on meds and was making gains.) He is unable to stop himself from moving, (feet, legs, hands, head, whole body) making noises (clucks, clicks, whistles, hums), has no concept of whispering. Struggles with reading and writing sounds but if really forced to focus he can eventually get it. Math is his strong subject. He still needs a lot of teacher support to stay focused but not reteaching, repeated practice. He is up for re-revalue and the school psychologist takes him for one day of testing for IQ and one day for academic. During academic Student A told her several times, "I do not know how to do that, I have never seen that before, I am dumb, I do not know" Psychologist does not push him to try and lets him move on. He ends up scoring at beginning/middle 1st for reading, K for writing and beginning 2 for math. I find out that he told her that he has never seen a multiplication problem before (even thought the day before I helped him study for his fact test in math, and in 3rd grade he was one of the top students in fact recognition in his class). I asked her to retest because he lied to her and that math is his best subject. She never did, and he now qualifies LD in all areas. Student B - 5th grader - He has a conduct order label through the court system. At school he has verbal outbursts, breaks down crying, refuses to work, leave the area, clogs the toilets, steals and destroys other students belongings. After talking to previous school they suggested that we continue the "he doesn't have to do work, but he must behave" plan that they had to work on his behavior. So now as long as he is not disruptive in class he is rewarded with free choice time on the computer. He is failing all subjects since he does not turn in work, take tests, read, or even participate in class. He also is court ordered to attend school because his past attendance record is so horrible. He is being tested for EI but suddenly I get the email saying he is qualifying LD in all areas. WHAT???? He is only testing 1 1/2 year behind and has no record of any RTI. Any insight?