Even children that have experienced the symptoms of ADHD as toddlers and preschoolers are usually only checked for ADHD once they enter elementary school. In the school environment, ADHD symptoms can be more disruptive than they were at preschool.
If the parent or teacher notices signs of ADHD in a child they may be referred to a doctor for evaluation.
The doctor will want to gather information from the child’s caregivers, teachers, and parents about how the child behaves and feels. To diagnose ADHD in a child doctors will ask when the symptoms appear; how do the symptoms disrupt the child’s life and how long the symptoms have been present.
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