Tyler Johnson 10/13/15 6th period
symptoms : easily distracted ,difficulty paying attention
treatments: prescribed medication
The data from a national sample of children with special health care needs, ages 4-17 years, collected in 2009-10, showed that most children with ADHD received either medication treatment or behavioral therapy; however, many were not receiving treatment as described in the best practice guidelines 2011
- Less than 1 in 3 children with ADHD received both medication treatment and behavioral therapy, the preferred treatment approach for children ages 6 and older.
- Only half of preschoolers (4-5 years of age) with ADHD received behavioral therapy, which is now the recommended first-line treatment for this group.
- About half of preschoolers with ADHD were taking medication for ADHD, and about 1 in 4 were treated only with medication.
ADHD medication and behavioral therapy among children with ADHD (ages 4-17) with special health care needs