“How to Distinguish ADHD Warning Signs from Typical Toddler and Preschooler Behavior” [Video Replay & Podcast #325]

Access the video replay, listen to the podcast episode (#325), download the slide presentation, and learn how to get a certificate of attendance for this ADHD Experts webinar originally broadcast on September 24, 2020.

Episode Description

Most toddlers and preschoolers exhibit some ADHD-like signs — becoming easily distracted, talking endlessly, moving around like a jumping bean — as part of their normal and healthy development. These neurotypical behaviors are difficult to differentiate and distinguish from the patterns associated with ADHD at such a young age. As a result, many parents fall into the trap of waiting for behaviors to improve. However, waiting too long can cause serious problems for children who do have ADHD. Untreated symptoms put them at great risk for long-term social, emotional, academic, and behavioral difficulties.

Early detection and intervention are critical for children with ADHD to overcome those risks. Therefore, parents and practitioners must know how to identify early warning signs of ADHD and how to intervene effectively to optimize kids’ long-term success in all areas of functioning.

Listen and learn from Caroline Buzanko, Ph.D., about:

  • How to identify early warning signs and effectively diagnose ADHD in young children (ages 3 to 8)
  • The importance of early intervention and key areas to target
  • Practical and effective strategies to help young children with ADHD and associated difficulties
  • The role of medication for treating ADHD in young children

Watch the Video Replay

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Download or Stream the Podcast Audio

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Obtain a Certificate of Attendance

If you attended the live webinar on September 24, 2020, watched the video replay, or listened to the podcast, you may purchase a certificate of attendance option (cost: $10). Note: ADDitude does not offer CEU credits. Click here to purchase the certificate of attendance option »

Meet the Expert Speaker

Dr. Caroline Buzanko is a licensed psychologist and clinical director of Koru Family Psychology. Dr. Buzanko has worked with children with neurodevelopmental disorders and their families for more than 20 years and focuses on maximizing connection, confidence, and resilience. She facilitates ADHD-related groups and workshops across North America and is an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Calgary. | See expert’s full bio »

Listener testimonials:

  • “This was one of the best I have participated in for a long time!  Be sure to bring her back!!”
  • “Love the focus on toddlers and preschoolers — a child’s self-esteem needs to be protected and supported and this begins EARLY in life!”
  • “This presentation was very pertinent and thorough — thank you so much”
  • “This was such an amazing and informative webinar. The expertise of Dr. Buzanko was evident.”
  • “I have participated in many webinars and/or Professional Developments pertaining to ADHD. This was one of the BEST I have viewed. Thank you!”

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