Fintan O’Regan MA, PGCE BSc
Supporting children with Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Behaviour and learning specialist, Fintan O’Regan outlines how to effectively support children and young people who display traits of Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD).
This session aims to demystify ODD traits and mood management. Practical strategies and techniques for dealing with disruption and defiance will also be reviewed.
Oppositional Defiant Disorder is a term given to describe when a child displays a certain pattern of behaviours that includes losing their temper frequently, defying adults, being easily annoyed and deliberately annoying others.
Characteristics often displayed by children with ODD include:+
- Argues with Adults
- Refuses and Defies
- Angry and Defensive
- Spiteful and Vindictive