Jack Erickson was a 7-year-old first grader in a super-small Montessori-style class when he was first diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD.
Jack’s teacher called his parents repeatedly to discuss his disruptive behaviors. The boy, she said, couldn’t sit still. He was out of his seat constantly, sharpening his pencil, wanting a drink of water. Several times per day, she’d have to take him outside the classroom to calm him down. (Read more)