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Oppositional Defiant Disorder: Symptoms of ODD

Oppositional defiant disorder, or ODD, is a behavioral disorder in children that can be difficult to identify for many parents. Children may be strong-willed or emotional without actually having ODD because it can be normal for children to behave in ways that oppose their parental figures. Though signs typically develop during preschool, there are times when ODD may develop later and cause significant issues related to family, school, work, and socialization.

To be diagnosed with ODD, at least four symptoms must occur from the following categories:

5 Reasons Why Neurofeedback is Great for Children

As a parent, all you want is to see your child succeed in their life. If your child suffers from a brain-based issue or disorder, daily functioning becomes more difficult which can burden families. Brain-based issues can include everything from anxiety and depression to learning disabilities to behavioral issues. Parents often struggle to find the right course of treatment to ensure that their child can grow up to be a well-adjusted adult and experience academic, career, and personal success. Success in the formative years of their youth is crucial. If your child is struggling to succeed, neurofeedback may be the treatment of choice, and here’s why. 

Managing Opppositional Defiant Disorder

If your child has been diagnosed with Oppositional Defiant Disorder, or ODD, you know how difficult it can be difficult to manage their behavior at times. Whether it’s out in public at the grocery store or in your own home, ODD can cause major angry, emotional blow outs in children that can seem disabling for a parent. Children with ODD can behave in such a difficult way, it can leave parents feeling helpless. There are a few ways to manage ODD in your child.

Testimonial: Mother of Maria*, age 11, suffering from oppositional defiant disorder and a nonverbal learning disability

“After six weeks of Maria’s Neurotherapy treatment, we were making plans for Maria to come home. Now, a year later we are anticipating her return to public school in a learning collaborative.


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