Specialists in ADHD research feel that possibly 1,000,000 children under the age of six years have this inheritable, life affecting behavior disorder.
They also feel that the earlier a diagnosis is made, and the sooner behavioral training is started, the better the outcome of treatment and the more likely your child will develop good learning and social skills!
Unfortunately, making a diagnosis in this age group is very tough and requires a high level of suspicion. However, the evidence is clear; the sooner, the better.
We know you really want to help your child grow in social and educational skills that will allow him or her to achieve their highest level of success in life. We’re here to help you!
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4 to 9 your child needs to be carefully evaluated
10 to 15 there is a very good chance your child is ADHD
Remember, some children have ADHD traits but are not ADHD. The diagnosis is best made by a doctor who understands that ADHD is first a diagnosis of exclusion, then a diagnosis of exclusion. Every child is different and matures and develops learning and social skills at different rates. Possibly, the worst thing that could happen would be to treat a child who is not ADHD and adversely affect his or her success potential.
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“Spotting ADDS and ADHD In Kids Under Six Years Old”
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