Best practice tips for Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)

Best practice tips are strategies that have been evaluated in other settings, target a relevant factor (such as a teaching style that lowers student anxiety), or is considered best practice by experts in the field.

Consider your tone

Students may respond well to a neutral tone for instructions, and a positive tone for effective feedback.

Have a clear and predicatable schedule

Students with ODD are less likely to demonstrate behaviours of concern when they know what to expect. Consider having a visual schedule on the wall and letting a student know if there are going to be any changes.