Webinar: When A Preschooler Has ADHD

 ADHD Weekly, May 2, 2019

Ask the Expert:

ADHD in Preschoolers: What to Look For and How ot Help
Featuring E. Mark Mahone, PhD, ABPP
May 16, 2019 | 2 p.m. ET

Does your young child have ADHD? Deciding if your child should be tested for ADHD during the preschool years is not easy. Most families wait until children start school before an evaluation. But when needed, ADHD can be diagnosed as early as three years old.

What do you need to know before seeking an evaluation? And how can you and your child’s health care provider determine what behaviors are part of normal development and which ones signal possible ADHD symptoms? Dr. Mark Mahone will talk with participants about ADHD in preschoolers, best practices for treatment, and obstacles that families often face in getting their children needed help. He’ll also share with parents strategies they can use to enhance healthy brain development and reduce learning vulnerabilities in preschoolers.

E. Mark Mahone, PhD, ABPP, is a child neuropsychologist and vice president for Neuropsychology and Related Services at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore. He is a professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For 25 years his research and clinical work has emphasized investigation of brain-behavior relationships in children with neurodevelopmental disorders, with particular focus on ADHD. He is the author of over 130 peer reviewed research publications, 15 book chapters, and is co-editor of Neuropsychology: Science and Practice, 3rd Edition. Dr. Mahone’s research findings have been featured on NBC Nightly News, NPR All Things Considered, the New York Times and Washington Post.