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oppositional defiant disorder (ODD)

(6 Posts)
cointiki Wed 06-Nov-13 16:47:37

Any Mums or Dads or carers have a child
With odd, would like to talk to someone who as.?

joycei Wed 06-Nov-13 23:34:46

ODD is frequently associated with ADHD. Has your child been dx with this and what support and treatment is he/she being offered?

cointiki Thu 07-Nov-13 17:50:31

Hi yes my child as been dx with odd and adhd , I'vefound lot's of help with adhd but not with the odd, he now goes to a special private school but it's been a long and hard fight to get him there, but I still find the ODD hard to understand and so does my son, do you have a child With ODD?.

PolterGoose Argentina Thu 07-Nov-13 19:02:07

Hi cointiki I've come across ODD professionally (I work with adults) but it seems to be an uncommon diagnosis, this is what the National Autistic Society say about it:

Terms used in the International Classification System that are applied to difficult behaviour

Conduct disorder
Oppositional defiant disorder.

These labels are most unhelpful. They simply name the behaviour without any indication of the underlying cause.

It is possible for a child or adult with an autistic spectrum disorder to be given one of these diagnoses if a proper history is not taken and the proper psychological investigations are not carried out.

If this happens the needs of the child or adult concerned and their family are likely to be misjudged, with disastrous results.

cointiki Thu 07-Nov-13 20:44:36

Hi poltergoose thanks for your input, I totally agree not enough is known about ODD my son is now in a special private school now who have a very good understanding of ODD, there's now a specialist from the USA come over to help only school in the UK to have done this, we are so lucky he as been accepted in to this school he is only 8yr old and the youngest in the school, I would love to hear from orthers that have been around people or children with ODD to see if we have had the same problems.

PolterGoose Argentina Sun 10-Nov-13 09:24:13

I don't think the dx of ODD is used very much in the UK. However, the behaviours the diagnostic criteria describes are very familiar to many of us in here with kids with ASD (including PDA), ADHD and other diagnoses of neuro/developmental conditions. The most useful resource for kids with these types of behaviours I've found is Ross Greene's work, including 'The Explosive Child' and 'Lost at School', there's a summary of his work here in PDF format

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