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ADHD in Preschoolers: Overmedicated and Undertreated

Doug Tynan, PhD (Director, Integrated Healthcare, APA Center for Psychology and Health) An estimated 194,000 toddlers and preschoolers (age 2-5 years) in the United States have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and about 1 in 2 of them is not receiving the recommended treatment according to the Centers for Disease Control and… Read More ›

In Case You Missed It

In Case You Missed It – April 3, 2015

Welcome to In Case You Missed It, a weekly roundup of news articles related to issues of psychology, health and mental health, social justice and the public interest that you may be interested in. We collate these articles from multiple news and commentary websites. Make sure to also check out these APA publications: Monitor on Psychology… Read More ›

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Can Preschool Expulsion Be Prevented? A Growing Body of Research Says Yes!

By Deborah F. Perry, PhD (Associate Professor, Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development) When Dr. Walter Gilliam published his landmark study documenting that preschool children were getting expelled at 3 times the rate of kids in K-12 settings, a small but important finding was included. Rates of preschool expulsion were consistently lower when… Read More ›

Equity and Excellence in the Earliest Years: Action on Expulsion and Suspension in Early Childhood Settings

By Shantel Meek, PhD (Policy Advisor for Early Childhood Development, Administration for Children and Families) Psychologists, neuroscientists and economists alike agree: The beginning years of any child’s life are critical for building the early foundation of health and wellness needed for success in school and later in life. As a community, we hold the responsibility… Read More ›

What Could Make Less Sense than Expelling a Preschooler?

By Walter S. Gilliam, PhD (Director, The Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy, Yale University) There are some children who do not benefit from early care and education programs – the ones not allowed to attend because they were kicked out. In fact, preschool expulsions occur at a rate more than three… Read More ›

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