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Early Childhood

Children between the ages of 0 to 5

Children referred in this category often present difficulty with challenging behaviors, learning delays and accompanying frustration.

  • They may have difficulty with following directions and may throw tantrums.
  • They may have difficulty learning how to share, and may have socialization problems.
  • They are often referred by parents, family physicians, preschools, relatives and daycares.

Some things to watch for…

  • Attention Span (can’t focus, often off-task, distracted when spoken to)
  • Behavior (impulsive, doesn’t follow directions, defies parents and teacher, aggressive to others)
  • Mood (appears sad, tearful, nervous or worried, irritable)
  • Social skills (has trouble sharing, waiting his/her turn, playing cooperatively with others)
  • Classroom performance (disruptive in classroom, interrupts, learning difficulties)
  • Challenging behaviors in the classroom (disruptive in classroom, interrupts, learning difficulties)
  • Anxious, sad or withdrawn children (isolating, crying, hides from others, tantrums)
  • Children with underdeveloped Social Skills (trouble sharing, waiting, taking turns, cooperating)
  • Overactive, impulsive and inattentive children (often distracted, excessive energy, can’t focus and pay attention during circle/structured time)