Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)

Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) is a type of behavior disorder. It is mostly diagnosed in childhood. Children with ODD are uncooperative, defiant, and hostile toward peers, parents, teachers, and other authority figures. They are more troubling to others than they are to themselves.

Source: John Hopkins Medicine

I wanted to say thank your so much from the bottom of my heart! My son has been diagnosed with ODD and is having real anger issues. When he gets upset we ask him what would Moody do? and he stands still and says pause and breathe! and breathes slowly. Then rewind! and play! I cannot believe the change in my son and I cannot thank you enough!

"I wanted to say thank your so much from the bottom of my heart! My son has been diagnosed with ODD and is having real anger issues. When he gets upset we ask him "What would Moody do?" and he stands still and says "PAUSE AND BREATHE!" and breathes slowly. Then "REWIND!" and "PLAY!" I cannot believe the change in my son and I cannot thank you enough!"

Mary Ellen S.

More About Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)

Symptoms of ODD

  • Being unusually angry and irritable
  • Frequently losing their temper
  • Being easily annoyed
  • Arguing with authority figures
  • Refusing to follow rules
  • Deliberately annoying people
  • Blaming others for mistakes
  • Being vindictive

Source: ChildMind.org

Social Emotional Learning and ODD

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) programs such as Emotional ABCs help establish strong emotional competency skills that often overlap with other modalities specific to the needs of a young child with ODD. Particularly, Emotional ABCs shows children an easy-to-use, repeatable sequence of behaviors to help regulate emotions (self-management), a child can do the program independently, and the self-regulation and responsible decision-making units give clear uses of strategies as well as choices of action. Parents can quickly learn and integrate the SEL language into the household. 

Articles

How Teachers Can Understand and Help Students With ODD (Oppositional Defiant Disorder)

Source: WeAreTeachers.com

Parenting A Child With Oppositional Defiant Disorder Strategies

Source: ParentingForBrain.com

More than Just a Tantrum: Here’s What to Do if Your Child has Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Source: TheConversation.com

Four Major Benefits of Social/Emotional Learning

“Students engaged in SEL are less aggressive and disruptive in school. Studies have shown these benefits are long-term as SEL students still have 10% fewer psychological, behavioral, or substance abuse problems when they reach the age of 25. For example, if a student can learn to find his or her voice and express anger appropriately, it could prevent him or her from acting inappropriately and damaging relationships.”
Source: Options for Youth

Emotional ABCs Reviews

“I like this program for my son who is ADHD, autistic, and ODD. I would definitely recommend it to other parents.”
~ Christine M.

“Cannot say enough good things about this program! I use it with my school kids and my own kids and have seen a lot of reduction in acting out and other inappropriate behaviors.”
~ Deanne F.