You have given an excellent account of your concerns with your son.It seems that your son is a happy, normal boy in all respects,yet does not show any interest in his schoolwork. He does have other interests and enjoys them. He certainly does not appear to fit the profile of a child with ADD or ADHD,so it is no surprise that he did not do well on Ritalin.Many school going children especially boys are late maturers and only seem to start showing an interest in and doing well at school when they are in their last year or two of school.It will be of benefit to your son to have him assessed by an educational psychologist at this stage.
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