Sorting through the wealth of online information on ODD can be a daunting task. What's worth reading, and what's a waste of time? Start with this recommended list of resources to find the information you need to understand and help your child.
On this Parenting Special Needs site
There are lots of articles on this site of interest to parents of children with ODD, but these three will give you a good place to begin.
- What Is ODD?
- First Five Things to Do After Your Child Is Diagnosed with ODD
- Preparing the School for Your Child with ODD
From the About guide to Special Education
Jerry Webster, the About.com guide to Special Education, includes information on ODD and related disorders on her site for educators. Start with these three articles on her site.
Around the About network
There's information on ODD all around About.com. Start with these three sites.
Just the facts
These reference sites give good overviews of ODD diagnosis and treatment.
- American Academy of Child & Adult Psychiatry
- Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
These sites focused on ADD offer information on ODD as a co-existing condition.
These sites focus on difficult behavior in teens, including ODD.
Books on ODD
These sites offer information on books and programs designed to address defiant behavior.
Try these online support groups for getting understanding and advice from other parents.