Few special needs topics are more controversial than that of medicating children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), a discussion that now includes a focus on children of preschool age. An article in today’s NY Times addresses this often complex issue and treatment well.

Read Drugs to Treat A.D.H.D. Reach the Preschool Set here.

Deciding what behavior requires a medical diagnosis and treatment in preschoolers, and what is just normal childhood behavior, isn’t always clear cut. That requires thoughtful, educated decision making by parents and professionals.

Photo Judy Winter 2011