So my daughter was given Ritalin LA 10 mg for eight days. Then i freaked out about the tic she started and stopped giving it to her today. I spoke with her teacher and she told me that she saw no change at all in my daughters focus last week. My question to all of you is how long did it take before you saw a positive change in your child? I am meeting again with the doctor next week to talk about this but i am curious if I had given the Ritalin more time would I have potentially seen an improvement in my daughters focus. She is not hyper. She is mildly impulsive and she is very spaced out to the point that it is an problem for her.