I have a girl in my class (6th grade) who is driving me absolutely nuts. I usually deal well with adhd in my classes. I usually seat them in the back or close to me and don't mind if they need to stand up to work. By this age, its usually been diagnosed and the kids are learning to work with it. But this year, I have a girl who cannot control herself. She is always the last one through a transition, usually cannot get herself together with out me reminding her and then she drags her feet on it. She has to constantly be rocking in her chair. pokes and prods her neighbors. plays with anything she can put her hands on. has loads of missing assignments because she can't focus long enough to work. on top of all of this, she becomes very obstinate and defiant at times. She won't do things because she "doesn't feel like it." i read her old report card comments and all the teachers mention the focus issue, but nothing has ever been done about it. I have called the parents and talked to them about signing papers that go home and there was really no response. It still took a week to get them back. I requested a conference and supposedly they will come tomorrow afternoon, but again, I haven't gotten my slip back. If the parents do show up, I would really like to suggest getting her tested, but I'm unsure of how to bring it up. As a 6th grade teacher, I haven't had to bring it up. Any suggestions for how to talk to parents about this?