What should early childhood educators (ECEs) know about ADHD in pre-school age children?
Let's start with the fundamentals. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurological disorder that breaks down into three different categories:
1) Predominately inattentive (previously referred to as ADD)
2) Predominately hyperactive (very rare)
3) Combined (most prevalent)
According to the Centre for ADHD Awareness Canada, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is the most prevalent childhood mental health condition in Canada. More than 5% of all school children have ADHD.