The AAP does, however, note that medication can be used in this age group if it "becomes evident that the child's behavior cannot be managed by experienced teachers in a preschool or nursery setting." Therefore, it is important that you and your family meet with both your child's physician and the specialists in your child's school system to determine whether drug treatment is prudent at this time. It is possible that there are behavioral management strategies that have yet to be tried, or that your daughter could be placed in a more specialized educational environment. If all of the behavioral strategies have been maximized, medication might then be an option for your daughter. Whatever the final decision on whether to start medication or not, it should be a decision that everyone makes together in the best interests of your daughter.
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