Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)

Kara Schmucker

Characteristics

Physical:

Hitting, Biting, Kicking, General temper tantrums, Normal outward appearances


Intellectual:

Is believed to be caused by a variety of things such as environmental, genetic, or biological factors


Social:

Argumentative, Defiance, Touchy or easily annoyed by others, Blaming of others


Emotional:

Anger, resentfulness


Behavioral:

Stubbornness

Modifications

Environmental:

· Have an aide to watch and be around child at all times

· Make sure child isn’t around things that can easily be thrown or used as harm towards others


Curriculum:

· Normal curriculum but be sure to set good examples of behavior always


Schedules/routines:

· May have an aide for child or may want to be put into a special behavior class once a day