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Posted on February 22, 2015 10:21 pm
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TeQaqe
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ODD Student Issues
I have one student who has been diagnosed with Opposition Defiant Disorder. She will flat out refuse to do work and will not listen to instructions given to her. When warned or given consequences, she simply replies with "I don't care." and it doesn't seem like she does, to be honest. We've tried taking away certain privileges, as well as lunch detentions and written referrals. What would you suggest to help deal with this student?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted February 23, 2015 4:19 am

HeraPy
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I would try and find out what her triggers are. What activities does she avoid, what does she like, and at what point does the defiance seem to come out. Maybe it is something happening in class that you are unaware of. Pay close attention to her good days and see what is different in her bad days. Take notes on her behavior based on facts, not your feelings.
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Candice Greene
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This is a good suggestion, I would use this in my classroom for this type of situation.
  Posted on: February 27, 2015 6:37 pm

yDegyv
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I also agree with this idea. It maybe be worth investigating what sets here off.
  Posted on: February 28, 2015 5:39 pm

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Solution 2
Posted February 22, 2015 10:25 pm

uGyLuD
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Try using positive incentives instead of taking things away. Give her something to work for, that she wants. Computer time, outside time, etc.
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Solution 3
Posted February 25, 2015 10:44 pm

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Many students with ODD have control issues that have developed for a variety of reasons, some of which can include inconsistent or unstable home environments. I would incorporate some control into the positive behavior plan. For example, perhaps this student could be in charge of handing back papers or collecting planners in the morning. This emphasis on being in control and having responsibility may work better than punishment.
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Solution 4
Posted February 22, 2015 10:45 pm

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I would praise the student for the work that they are doing. Let that student know what behavior you are looking for and what is acceptable. Give incentives for them to complete their work. Sometimes positive reinforcement works better than negative.
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Candice Greene
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This is a good suggestion for most students, but it doesn't seem like it will be that helpful with this particular student with ODD.
  Posted on: February 27, 2015 6:38 pm

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Solution 5
Posted February 23, 2015 12:56 am

Hebehu
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You could set up a reward system that would eventually give her a break from the tasks that she is trying to avoid. Also, you should be very firm and do what you say you are going to do with no backing down.
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Danielle Brock
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I enjoyed reading this idea.
I will use this in the future for sure
  Posted on: March 1, 2015 11:10 pm

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Solution 6
Posted March 16, 2015 1:27 am

ugevyX
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I have an ODD student. The only thing that works with him is to stay very positive. I remind him that he wants to be good and receives rewards. This does not always work but it does help.
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