Parents of ADHD Teens and Young Adults
Impulsivity at school
Our 13 yr old son is ADHD and gifted. He has the hardest time with managing impulsivity at school. This shows up in the way he talks with friends during class, constantly fidgets and calls out answers before being called on in class. He is on Vyvanse and there is a noticeable improvement than when he’s not on medication.
We have implemented a point system at school and at home where he earns points for demonstrating group appropriate behavior.
I’m hoping this group might have suggestions on what else might work. I think he sometimes acts out because he’s ahead of the class and bored, but that doesn’t excuse inappropriate behavior and we’re worried that he’s just not improving and high school is just a year away, when group appropriate behavior becomes even more important.
I’m hoping folks in this group may have suggestions on approaches/therapies that might help!
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