ADHD in Early Childhood: Part 1 – Understanding ADHD in Preschoolers (FCS2316/FY1329)

Figure 1. It is difficult to spot and diagnose ADHD in young children because they are still developing in the areas of attention and focus.Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a brain-based disorder that involves difficulty with paying attention, staying still, and thinking carefully about things ahead of time. Preschool children with ADHD are a lot more hyperactive, impulsive, and inattentive than children who do not have ADHD. This 3-page fact sheet was written by Allie Munch and Heidi Liss Radunovich, and published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, July 2012.