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Supporting parents, schools and professionals with children who have learning, social, emotional, behaviour, mental health, needs and disabilities


Oppositional Defiant Disorder

oppositional defiant disorderOppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) is psychiatric disorder which appears as two problems. These are aggressiveness and the need to bother and irritate others.

Features include:
• disobedience to parents, teachers and adults
• defiant behaviours
• hostility towards others
• irritability
• temper outbursts
• intolerance of others
• anxiety
• depression
The child may have low self-esteem but this may appear as 'toughness.'


Take a look at the checklist to help identify needs.


More information can be found here  www.specialeducationalneeds.co.uk