I’ve heard a child can’t have an ADHD assessment until their 6, how is Changing Lives Initiative working with kids as young as 3?
Group based parent programmes are recommended as the first course of intervention for young children with behaviour consistent with ADHD by leading international bodies such as the National Institute for Care and Health Excellence (NICE UK) and the Global ADHD Working Group. At the core of The Changing Lives Initiative is an early intervention parent programme aimed at families of children aged from 3 to 7 years with behaviours consistent with ADHD. Parents who take part in the programme will help their child earn positive behaviour, build a stronger relationship with their child and improve their child’s confidence and self-esteem. Parents will build upon their parenting skills, improve communication within the family and parents and families will feel better about themselves and about their children. For families who have concerns about their child who is too young for a diagnosis of ADHD, the Changing Lives Initiative offers a positive, proactive way for them to address their concerns.