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behaviour disorders and self affirmation by Lindsay Dunseith - Thursday, 2 July 2009, 03:00 PM

 
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Re: behaviour disorders and self affirmation by Lindsay Dunseith - Thursday, 2 July 2009, 03:00 PM
by Alasdair Andrew - Saturday, 26 January 2013, 5:58 PM
 
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Re: behaviour disorders and self affirmation
by Moira Thomson - Friday, 3 July 2009, 10:19 AM

ODD is a clinical disorder, so can really be diagnosed only by a clinical psychologist or psychiatrist.

I agree that many of the characteristics of this disorder are displayed by some children (often male) as part of the 'emerging ego'.   Only if all of the behaviours listed persist over a period of some months - perhaps intensifying - and measures to help resolve issues make no impact and are completly rejected - should a teacher consider referral to a specialist.