Published Online: September 10, 2007
Published in Print: September 12, 2007, as Preschoolers With ADHD

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Helping preschoolers who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder may require more behavior therapies and less medication, concludes a study published in School Psychology Review, a biannual journal from the Bethesda, Md.-based National Association of School Psychologists.

The study, conducted by multiple researchers from different universities, examined a sample of 135 preschoolers over five years and used behavior-only therapy between parents and children to help the youngsters learn how to interact better with their classmates and teachers.

The study says about 1 percent to 4 percent of preschoolers are diagnosed with ADHD. But it cautions against diagnosing children with ADHD when they are in preschool.

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This study can be accessed by members of the National Association of School Psychologists.

Vol. 27, Issue 03, Page 5

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