Oppositional Defiant Disorder

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Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)

Children with ODDMost children with ODD exhibit hostile, defiant and disobedient behaviors.Childen with ODD often exhibit these disruptive behaviors at home, in school and when out in the community. Unlike most children, children with ODD are incapable of developing the necessary social skills and level of self-reagulation that are needed to cope during frustrating situations.

Characteristics of Children with ODD Many children with ODD are known to: *Have a low tolerance for frustration *Refuse to follow directions or rules *Lose their temper frequently *Intentionally harrass others *Become angry or vindictve *Blame others *Argue

Related ConcernsIn addition to ODD many children who suffer from this disorder also identify with other behavioral and mental health problems.It is not uncommon for children with ODD to also have ADHD, ansiety, or depression.

Handling ODDChidlren with ODD need intensive edicatoinal, medical, and. theraputic interventions. Although many children with ODD may appear the same as their peers ODD is a very challenging disorder. It is important for educators to avoid escalating situations whenever possible, dissucss consequences in the midst of the unwanted behvaior and avoid the use of bribes to reduce the amount of "power" given to the ODD child These interventions are essential in aiding the child to manage this disorder.


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