From the teacher's comments it appears that the Ritalin dosage is correct; the medication is doing its job and helping your daughter to concentrate better and be less disruptive in class. The fact that she did not do as well as expected on her school readiness test is an issue entirely on its own. Remember that you daughter has only had the benefit of 'full concentration' for a month, while her peers have had this for the entire year. She may just need a little more time and extra attention to get up to speed now. It is also important to remember that very few children are ready for school prior to the age of a full 6 years. If she is borderline now, she may pass that border in the next four months; alternatively, repeating Gr. R (which is a fundamental year) with better concentration may be the better option. Ultimately the decision is yours, however, ask your daughter's teacher and the professional who conducted the assessment of their opinions as they have spent more time with her.
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