my son is 5 years old, he will be starting school in Aug. he was diagnosed with ADD&ADHD last year.his ped Dr. put him on risperdol, but after being on it a while it wasn't working, i weened him off of it after reading about it's common uses. now that he is about to go to school i am worried about him having trouble learning. on one hand i want to get him on aderol so that his body can be used to it by the time he goes to school. on the other hand i don't want him to be a zombie. i also found that in the beginging when he started the risperdol, his personality changed, he was no longer the cheerful little boy i am used to. i am worried that the teacher at his school will not be able to handle what i have become acustom to living with.he is very smart, but cannot say his ABC's or 123's without me saying each letter or number first. he can sit and watch a cartoon, then mirror back every detail of what took place back to me. i am hoping that him being in a learning enviornment will help.