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    I agree with several of the comments above regarding caution. I am based in the US, where children are frequently put through extensive and sometimes questionable evaluations to get a formal diagnosis – and invariably the outcomes is ADHD with co-morbid presentation of anxiety and low exec function. If we receive a report out of the blue, we do include on the register and we provide our equivalent of IEP ( we do this for all with formal diagnosis of need). Before we do this we require a copy of the report and then we meet with parents to establish reasons background. It is also possible that the symptoms have not been recognised in school – for various reasons. But you should still have been included in the discussion.