This reply was originally posted by user Traquy in ADDitude’s now-retired community.
Just to follow up, I don’t want you to think the medication turned her into a perfect angel and model student. She still struggles with focusing on her school work and can be disruptive in class on occasion, however it has gone from a 7 or 8 on a scale of 1-10 to a 4-5 which is a huge improvement. It also has slowed her down enough to start seeing how her behavior affects others, and for her to even be upset when other kids are disruptive and cause her to miss out on things (teacher reading out loud a book she likes, petting the class rats, extra art time etc.) Karma kid, it’s a bitch 🙂 At the rate she was before she was having a hard time even absorbing the behavior modifications the school and I were trying to implement, now she understands and is learning her boundaries better.