Jill Kolstad, M.Ed.
Think Your Preschooler or Toddler Has ADHD? Ask These Four Questions
Is your toddler or preschooler’s hyperactivity normal — or something more? Use this checklist to decode your child’s behavior and to address ADD symptoms before they escalate. Early detection and intervention can make a world of difference in children with ADHD.
When a preschooler is wildly hyperactive or impulsive, parents often feel like they have to “wait and see” if it really is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The truth is that the signs and symptoms of ADHD can already present at a very young age. Medical guidelines today, furthermore, note that children as young as 4 may be diagnosed with ADHD.
Still, it can be tempting to confuse normal preschooler behavior —struggling to pay attention, getting bored or distracted quickly, fidgeting, and more — with ADHD. The distinction for ADHD is the degree of these symptoms, and asking the right questions. FULL ARTICLE HERE