Oppositional Defiance

  • Is your child overly defiant?
  • Does your child respond in anger when asked to do even the smallest of tasks?
  • Does your child have frequent temper tantrums?
  • Does your child argue with authority figures?
  • Do you feel like you are at a loss on how to handle your child’s behavior?
oppositional defiance

Oppositional Defiance Disorder Treatment

If you answered yes to any of these questions, your child may be suffering from Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD). ODD is a behavioral disorder that is typically diagnosed in late preschool years or early elementary school years. ODD is defined as a pattern of disobedient, angry and defiant behavior directed toward authority figures. Children with ODD often rebel, are stubborn, argue with adults, and refuse to obey. They have angry outbursts and have a hard time controlling their temper. Their behaviors are disruptive to those around them.

If you suspect your child has ODD, during an assessment, the therapist will determine if there is a co-existing condition such as ADD, ADHD or an anxiety disorder. In order to treat ODD, the therapist will work with the child individually using cognitive behavioral techniques and will work with the parents on management techniques, they may also recommend family therapy or an evaluation to see if medication can help.

Our expert team of therapist can work together to provide the services your family needs to get through this difficult time.

We also have a psychiatrist on staff who can prescribe medication if it is determined to be appropriate. We will help parents set up a 504 plan at school and will work with the school staff on how to handle the unwanted behaviors. Call  (408) 628-0532 now to schedule an assessment, we are here to help.

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