This reply was originally posted by user mama2one in ADDitude’s now-retired community.
I have a 7 y/o who has similar difficulties. We have had to continue to try different medications. Right now he is taking 2mg of Intuniv and Abilify. Things aren’t perfect yet but this seems to be working better than anything else.
What modifications is the teacher making? It helped my son to break his day down into chunks that he could earn stickers for when doing the appropriate thing. It is definitely heartbreaking to hear them talk negatively about themselves. Don’t give up!