Interventions for Oppositional Defiant Disorder Term Paper by Nicky

A review of four interventions for oppositional defiant disorder (ODD).
# 146026 | 1,412 words | 5 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Dec 14, 2010 in Education (Special) , Education (Teaching Methods) , Psychology (Disorders)

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The paper first discusses the use of psychotropic medications and the view against giving drugs to ODD children. The paper then examines an article on a specific intervention that led to a decrease in behavioral inappropriateness in the classroom, and considers a study that revealed that more severe antisocial behavior has been linked to conduct disorder (CD). Finally, the paper discusses a study of children with ODD who were given a 10-month Wa Do Ryu karate class. The writer of this paper offers the personal opinion that the karate training is a terrific idea, the perspective against drugs has a lot of merit and lastly, the study of the specific classroom intervention has a tremendous appeal .

Four Interventions for Treatment of ODD

From the Paper:

"According to the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), normal children are expected to whine, talk back, argue, disobey and occasionally defy their parents. That's just part of the "normal development" for young people, especially two and three year-olds and those young people who are moving into early adolescence. Opposing authority is nothing new, and any parent who has raised children understands that kids will test the will and patience of their parents. But a child that displays "openly uncooperative and hostile behavior" on a frequent, consistent basis is showing clear signs of Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) ("

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Dunn, Susanne E., Lochman, John E., & Colder, Craig R. (1997). Social Problem-Solving Skills in Boys With Conduct and Oppositional Defiant Disorders. AggressiveBehavior, Volume 23, 457-469.
  • Mottram, Lisa M., Bray, Melissa A., Kehle, Thomas J., Broudy, Matthew, & Jenson,William R. (2002). A Classroom-Based Intervention to Reduce Disruptive Behaviors.Journal of Applied School Psychology, 19(1), 65-74.
  • Oatis, Melvin. (2008). Facts for Families: Children With Oppositional Defiant Disorder.American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. Retrieved March 1, 2009, From:
  • Palermo, Mark T., Di Luigi, Massimo, Dal Forno, Gloria, Dominici, Cinzia, Vicomandi,Davie, Sambucioni, Augusto, Proietti, Luca, & Pasqualetti, Patrizio. (2006). International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 50(6),654-660.
  • Ravenel, DuBose. (2008). Common Behavioral and Learning Problems in Children anAlternative Nonmedical Approach: A Pediatrician's Perspective. Ethical HumanPsychology and Psychiatry. 10(2), 71-79.

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