Nan - posted on 10/03/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )
I am at a loss... My 8 yr old adopted son was diagnosed at age 5 with ADHD, He is on Methylin 10 mg in the morning, and 5mg at lunchtime. we also give him .1 mg clonidine at bedtime. He started showing impulsive behaviors in Kindergarden, IE: Not staying seated, running out of classroom, disrupting class etc, in 1st grade he started to accelerate on the medication prescribed but after christmas break started to slide downhill. He has gone through summer school and is now in 2nd grade with no real change. He is not disruptive in class, just sits like a zombie for the 1st couple of hours, we have changed his medication dosages and the teachers have said when we go to the lower dosage he is a wild man again. I am very concerned due to the fact that he does his homework here at home one on one with me and aces it but then goes to school and fails the very thing that we had been working on at home. He is in special education classroom couple hrs a day at school and also has a IEP specifically assigned to him all day long. I am scared for him both socially and academically because now the kids are also starting to tease him even though the teachers say no they are not. any suggestions on where to turn or what to do next? I also have a 27 yr old son and a 25 yr old daughter and 6 grandchildren that are all healthy and thriving. We adopted our lil guy (which is actually our nephew) due to him being neglected and malnutritioned from birth. He was on the verge of brittle bone disease when we adopted him and has flourished physically although he is still small.