Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Children with Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) are easily angered and/or irritated, frequently defy authority figures and disobey rules, and are purposely disruptive and annoying to others. Not only does their behavior pose a significant challenge for teachers and other school professionals, it’s also likely to negatively affect their own educational experience and that of the students around them. This course will assist school staff members in better understanding Oppositional Defiant Disorder, by investigating its symptoms and risk factors while also providing insight into effective approaches to working with children with ODD.

Course Authors
Scott Walls
Scott Walls (MA, LIPC, CCMHC) is currently a mental health counselor in private practice in Lincoln, NE and has previously spent 15 years with the Lincoln Public Schools as a behavior specialist and psychotherapist. Scott has provided therapy and consultation for hundreds of children, teens and families in the Lincoln area. In addition, Scott has provided numerous trainings for teachers, administrators and case management staff for various agencies.


47 minutes