Our expert says:
By ODD I presume you mean Oppositional Defiant Disorder, a rather little-known and not altogether accepted diagnosis. Such a diagnosis can ONLY be made properly by a consultant / specialist child psychiatrist or child psychologist - and if this was done, what treatment and management did that shrink recommend ? You sound like a most unusually and admirably interested and dedicated teacher, but I don't think such a condition can be managed by any plan in the class-room UNLESS, as you suggest, the parents are entirely involved in managing things at home in in a congruent manner. Just as discipline and therapy at home is impotent unless both parents agree and are singing from the same hymn sheet. Or maybe work sheet !
Such a kid may find his sole source of satisfaction is in being defiant and in defeating all teachers and all in authority who he encounters. Whichever shrink made the diagnosis should be working with you and the parents to draw up a master plan to try to control the situation.
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