easy child started back on his Focalin and it doesn't seem to be helping the way it used to. Last year, when he was living with me, it seemed to be his wonder drug. It turned his grades from D's and F's to all straight A's. His teachers said he was always on task, participating in class, and had no problems at all whatsoever focusing. It was like a miracle pill. Since his dad refused to give him his medications when he moved in with him last April, his grades started to slip. His teachers reported he couldn't stay on task and work wasn't getting completed. I put easy child back on his medications about a week and a half ago and he is still having a hard time. He is currently getting F's in History and Math. Math is his best subject. He is gifted and last year was doing tenth grade math in the sixth grade. This year they put him in an honors class and he is struggling. I contacted his math teacher, and she says easy child can't focus and never seems to be paying attention. She also says he is completely non verbal. She will ask him questions and he will shake his head or shrug his shoulders. She is recommending he be put in a lower level math class. She says she simply doesn't have the time to keep re directing him as her class is very fast paced. easy child's study skills teacher has been working with him after school to complete some of the assignments he doesn't get done in class. His teacher says she knows he is capable and smart. The work he does turn in is accurate and he get's A's on them. It's just the fact that he can't focus enough to work in class. His history teacher reports that he is also missing several assignments and has a hard time getting classwork done. I think Focalin has outlived it's usefullness. Has anybody else experienced this? Having a stimulant work then suddenly stop? We have an appointment with his psychiatrist tomorrow and I'm thinking maybe we should try something else.