How is a parent to know what is normal age appropriate defiant behavior or if their child is displaying signs of Oppositional Defiant Disorder? This infographic from Manhattan Psychology Group is meant to bring awareness to ODD and help parents understand what to look for in their child's behavior that can be signs of the disorder. Because early intervention is key to treatment, we hope to help parents who may be dealing with a defiant child.
Some of the most challenging students I've had to teach have been those with Oppositional-Defiant Disorder. These are the students who challenge the behavioral norms in the classroom, often show low academic achievement, and lack motivation. Thankfully, there is plenty of research behind teaching these tough nuts to crack and lots of resources out there
"Teens test boundaries, make mistakes and sometimes have little respect for their parents. Teens with ODD experience these normal teenage behaviors but may have a harder time living with them. Sometimes ODD can lead to a more severe disorder known as Conduct Disorder. Left untreated and combined with other personality disorders, oppositional defiant disorder may lead to a lifetime of behavioral complications and personality disorders." - ADDfreeSources: www.pinterest.com/addfreesources/