This course is designed for adoption professionals and pre/post-adoptive families.
1- Hour Online Audio Course (Certificate of completion will be immediately awarded upon successful completion of the course including passing a 10 question quiz with a grade of 80%)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) can be difficult for both parents and children, causing children to feel out of control and parents to feel powerless to help them. What can parents do to help their struggling children? In this course, Dr. Russell A. Barkley, a clinical professor of psychiatry and pediatrics and author of Your Defiant Child: Eight Steps to Better Behavior and Your Defiant Teen: 10 Steps to Resolve Conflict and Rebuild Your Relationship, discusses the cause, diagnosis, and treatment of Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD).
This course includes:
- What type of behavior qualifies for Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)?
- How is conduct disorder related to ODD?
- All kids can be oppositional at times; when does the degree of opposition exceed just general pigheadedness?
- Are children with ADHD more likely to be diagnosed with ODD? Is it really ODD or just normal ADHD?
- What causes have been identified for ODD?
- Is there a genetic component to this disorder?
- How does oppositional defiant disorder play out in the context of adoption?
- Why are adopted children more likely to be diagnosed with ODD?
- Do kids outgrow ODD?
- How soon after adoption should a parent seek a diagnosis of ODD? How long should they wait?
- Before seeking professional treatment, what should parents do?
- What parenting techniques work for children who are strong willed, defiant, or have been diagnosed with oppositional defiant disorder?
- What are the 6 steps for a program to parent the strong willed or child with Oppositional Defiant Disorder?
- What is the prognosis for success for treatment of Oppositional Defiant Disorder?
- Are kids with ODD more likely to have relationship problems later in life, antisocial behavior, or addiction issues?
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