What is the best way to deal with a student who has Oppositional Defiant Disorder?

Question My son is 9 and has Aspergers, but also definitely is developing ODD in school with his teacher. I've tried desperately to talk to my son and his teacher, as well as his school Psychologist about what is triggering his behavior. My son told me he doesn't like his teacher's "loud voice" and that it scares him. Her response when I told her and the School Psychologist that was if he doesn't want to hear her loud voice, then he better do his work and stop staring into space. I told them about your site and have shared your articles with them, but they don't seem to want to try anything but fighting fire with fire, which is leading to more meltdowns and disasters! I have documented everything and written to my son's Psychiatrist who originally diagnosed him, and asked for his advice and help getting my son into a better school system. There is a special school available in my county for Aspergers and ODD/Behavioral children that wor

What are some alternative treatments for Oppositional Defiant Disorder?

Re: "What are some alternative treatments for Oppositional Defiant Disorder?" The primary non-medical treatment for Oppositional Defiant Disorder is behavioral modification. For behavior modification to work, the program must have certain properties: 1. A few important behaviors need to be targeted. Rather than targeting "behaving better," parents need to be very specific (e.g., no hitting, no swearing, no using drugs, etc.). 2. All parties (parent, teacher, babysitter, etc.) need to be on the same page, using the exact same behavioral modification strategies. 3. Consequences and rewards need to be tailored to the individual child (one size does not fit all). 4. Rewards should not be money or things that the parent purchases (e.g., toys, games). Instead, rewards should consist of privileges the parent can grant or activities that the youngster can participate in. 5. The program should be simple and straightforward so that the ODD youngste