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MuscleMama
01-04-10, 02:20 PM
A friend was wondering about ODD and I'd like to send her some info about it. Any online articles or suggestions? TIA :)

Vickie
01-04-10, 02:41 PM
First here is a sticky about ODD on another part of these boards:
http://www.addforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=217

And there is a nice summary with lots of references:
http://www.help4adhd.org/en/treatment/coexisting/WWK5B

Lunacie
01-04-10, 03:25 PM
For a time, our family therapist was really looking at the diagnosis of ODD for my granddaughter. I believe she was just frustrated, angry at us, angry at herself, angry as the world, but mostly frustrated and angry at having Autism. Now that we know better how to deal with her, and she has been learning better how to communicate with us, much of the anger and frustration are gone.

I don't know how old the child is that your friend is concerned about, but I would definately spend just as much time looking at the overall diagnosis and learning how best to work with the child before deciding whether s/he actually has ODD or is mostly just frustrated and angry.

MuscleMama
01-04-10, 04:13 PM
I don't know him personally. He's in 2nd grade and hearing impaired. My friend is his CCD teacher and a friend of his familys. We were talking about my kids and ADHD and she talked about him. I mentioned that it sounded like it could be ODD and she was curious. Thanks for the links, Vickie!