Last November when my then 7 yo was originally diagnosis'd with ADHD I was also going to push to have him tested for Auditory Processing issues. The school acted as though they had no idea what I was talking about and literally left it in my hands to deal with. Since being on medications last November his behavior has improved (for the most part and as compared to the problem bx's we were having last year). I tried to find people in my area to have him tested with no luck. I inadvertently had his hearing tested; with the impression that I was going there for the AP testing. Once I felt like I had been spun in circles enough I quit looking. We also had a lot going on as a family at the time; so I felt like there were things that took over. His original diagnosis came out of about a months worth of write-ups, phone calls with the principal, teacher, guidance counselor, and school board interventionist. I had even gotten to a point where I begged them to quit sending home write ups bc it didn't matter to him. He could care less about the consequences and a piece of paper meant more to ME than it did to him. Thank Goodness for such an awesome 1st grade teacher. I firmly believe had it been his K teacher; he would have been suspended 100 x's. (Kindergarten was an entirely different beast!) We were following through with consequences at home; but how was I to discipline him at 330 in the afternoon for something that happened at 12p that day?! I felt like I was sinking there for a while. September-November of last year was pure hell. And so we ended up at the LPC's office to discuss same family issues (a death, a loss of a job, and a pregnancy) and that's where she told me that unless I was able to get his ADHD under control there was no way she would be able to help him (because she does mostly talk therapy). SO I brought him to our pedi with all of the evaluation's from school and his LPC. We sat down, went over MY history, and then discussed our options. So I'm here today asking about what I should do about the AP possibilities? Should I still pursue them? He was placed on Concerta and although it did wonders for the first month; he ended up pulling a knife on me one day and acted like he wanted to stab me with a pencil another day. He's on Adderall currently and has been up and down on that one. Right now we are comfy with 10 mg because anything less he is a basket case. Anything more he wants to claw his eyes out. We added the Intuniv about 2 months ago and it seems to have leveled his aggressive tendencies out. He seems to be doing well in school this year. I volunteer and his teacher always tells me that "He's just himself" most days. on his rough days I do get notes home but with this teacher she has never written him up. (when they get to an F they are supposed to get a formal write-up... and believe me he has had his fair share of F's this year!) HIs report card always has A's and B's and he has received all A's in conduct on his report card this year so far. I have inquired with the guidance counselor about what further help he would need and she basically tells me "let's leave well enough alone"... SO basically; if he's not causing a problem, let him be!