DS1 was diagnosed with moderate combined ADHD last month. Right now we are working with his school to help find ways to make him more successful in the classroom. This consists of a behavior chart, movement breaks, sitting with positive peers, etc. I can't say that it seems to be helping much at this point. We have decided to hold off until after the first of the year before discussing medication.
Lately, we have noticed that he will sometimes have these completely inappropriate emotional outbursts over very small things. Yesterday in class, they were making a turkey place mat. His teacher showed them how to fold the paper and then asked if anyone had questions. No one did. He started getting really upset and sat with his head down on his desk. She tried to ask him if he needed help and he wouldn't respond to her. His classmates tried to help and other adults tried to help. Eventually he was kicking his desk and crying. According to him, this was all because he didn't know how to fold the paper. He got over it and completed the project while the other kids had free time.
There have been other situations where he's just had very extreme reactions to something that seems so minor. We have asked why he wouldn't just let his teacher help him. All he can say is he doesn't know.
We are struggling with not only how to help him, but how DH and I should react to these incidents.
He has a behavioral psychologist that evaluated and diagnosed him, but nothing more has been scheduled with her. Do those of you who have children with ADHD continue to see the psychologist for any type of therapy? Are our only options to just work with the school or medicate him if that doesn't work?