Considering your son seems more focused when he is participating in sport, he may benefit from taking up a different sport when rugby is out of season; it need not be a school sport. Medication is not the only way to treat ADHD. The Dore programme, which makes use of physical exercise, is a completely drug free treatment. Although the school cannot demand he be put on Ritalin, you want your son to be able to achieve his full potential and succeed at school. A change in diet can also have very good benefits in reducing hyperactivity.
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