Early Intervention (EI) depends heavily on early detection. Early detection relies heavily on medical homes. Medical homes must wield evidence-based screening tools in combination with developmental-behavioral promotion to prevent future problems. The Academy already has connected these dots.
More than one in 10 American children have been diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a New York Times analysis of new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)—an estimated 6.4 million kids, or 11 percent, up from 7.8 percent a decade ago.