Sheila - posted on 05/30/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )
My granddaughter has ADHD/ODD. She is 7 years old. She will be 8 in October. She has been on Concerta, strattera, focalin and one other medications. She has also been to counseling for two years. None of the medications worked. They either made her withdrawn or too active. She in the first grade and on a kindergarten level. She has to repeat the first. She is not on any medications because they cause other problems. I have been asking the school to test her since last October 2011. They took so long, now she won't be tested until next September 2012. I am heart broken that she has to repeat the first grade. If she would of got help already I think she would of been ready for 2nd grade. She is frustrated. She doesn't like school. Sometimes she doesn't have a desire to learn. How can I help her to succeed in school and at home?