Identifying ADHD in Preschool Children

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3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
3:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Identification of ADHD in young children is difficult because of their rapid development of language and self control, but there are children who do need extra help. This workshop will review the American Academy of Pediatric guidelines for diagnosis, for other possible causes of impulsive and inattentive behaviors, and review recommended referral and treatment approaches.

Learner objectives

Following this presentation the participant will:
1. recognize typical temperamental variation in young children.
2. identify home and community variables that affect behavior.
3. recognize the impact of language development on self control
4. have the abiltiy to consider these 3 factors in making a referral for ADHD.

Intended audience
Early Childhood Special and General Educator, Early Intervention Personnel, Family Educator, Occupational Therapist/Physical Therapist, Psychologist, Speech/Language Therapist, Teacher Assistant
Contact hours
Gateways training stage
Training topic area
Developmentally Appropriate Practice
Gateways to Opportunity content area
Human Growth and Development