Oppositional Defiant

Understanding Oppositional Defiant Disorder in Children and Adolescents

Oppositional Defiant Disorder
ODD: What is it? 

Reliable resources that identify evidence-based treatments
Child Mind Institute

Seek appropriate care – Many psychosocial therapies have been shown to effectively reduce difficulties common in children with ODD. The CCF provides a number of these well-researched services – also known as evidence-based treatments – through our many clinical and research programs. Some medications also have been shown to help reduce the difficulties associated with ADHD in children who also have ODD.

  • Behavioral Parent Training Programs – one of the most researched and established treatments for ODD in young children; it also typically helps parents 1) improve the quality of the relationship with their child, 2) increase ability to monitor and supervise their child, and 3) use more effective discipline strategies

  • Contingency Management Programs – 1) establish clear behavioral goals that gradually shape a child’s behavior in areas of specific concern, 2) develop a system to monitor whether the child is reaching these goals, 3) have a system to reinforce appropriate steps toward reaching these goals, and 4) provide consequences for inappropriate behavior

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Skills Training – designed for use with older children to overcome difficulties understanding social situations and use problem solving to help improve relationships with others.

  • Stimulant Medication – has been effective in reducing behaviors related to ADHD that are often present in children with ODD.