Sue Meeks has worked with children for years as a registered nurse.
Meeks manages the family navigator program at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, Ohio.
Several years ago, she started noticing three and four-year-olds coming into the program with certain distinctive behaviors.
“Children that appear to be neurologically very overstimulated,” she said. “They often aren’t social in your typical way. They don’t respond to trying to calm them or trying to divert their attention to something else, laughing with them, or getting a response from reading.”