Our son, who just turned 9 years old, was recently diagnosed with ADHD. He is now taking Adderal 15mg (increased from starting does of 10mg). He has always had anger issues but he would mainly be mad at himself. Recently he started hitting other kids at school and aftercare when they annoy him, etc. At home, he acts like he understands when I tell him he cannot hit other people and he gets upset with his punishments (early bedtime, no computer time, etc.) but he still continues this aggressive behavior at school. Has anyone else notice an increase in aggressive behavior with their child taking adderal?
He is currently attending a charter school with 20+ students in a very small classroom but we need a school that has a smaller class size, a gifted program (he is in 3rd grade and testing at a 7th/8th grade Math and Reading level) and offers anger management/self control classes. We live in South Florida and I am not even sure if a school like this exist, does anyone have any information? We are also in the progress of getting him tested for Aspergers.
HELP! I don't know what to do.
Thank you for in advance for any information you can give me.