Behavior Modification and ADHD
What Behaviors to Change Children with ADHD will use many undesirable behaviors throughout the day. It’s best to start working on eliminating one behavior at a time, rather than all at once. Unsafe behaviors should be addressed first, before other behaviors such as not following directions, whining, etc. Safety-Breaks A safety-break is essentially a “time-out.” […]Read full story
Is My Toddler Displaying Normal Temperament, ADHD, or Another Mental Health Condition?
Normal (Neurotypical) Toddlers The most common misdiagnosis of ADHD is actually due to normal temperament. At times, all toddlers will demonstrate behaviors associated with ADHD- irritability, aggression, hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattention. For example, a two-year-old child should only be able to hold attention to an activity for three to six minutes- not fifteen! A three-year-old […]Read full story
Treatment Options for Toddlers with ADHD
Early Intervention Services The Department of Human Services (at the local county health department) has a division entitled Early Intervention Services. They Early Intervention (EI) staff can help children with a variety of different needs from birth through the day before their third birthday. So, if a one or two-year-old is struggling with social-emotional deficits, […]Read full story
Six Warning Signs of ADHD in Toddlers
Have you ever wondered if your toddler was more active than normal? Here are six signs of ADHD in toddlers that you can use when discussing the possibility with your child’s pediatrician. 1. Using Dangerous Behavior Toddlers with ADHD actually have less stimulation in their brains, and therefore, they need more stimulation to get their […]Read full story
Can Toddlers Actually be Diagnosed with ADHD?
Age of ADHD Onset The latest research shows that the age of onset for ADHD can be up through age twelve. However, the genes for ADHD are usually activated prior to four years old, and it can actually be as early as infancy. Because of the nature of toddlers, around half of parents would claim […]Read full story