DISABILITY ACCESS: Empowering Tribal Members with Disabilities & Their Families
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Remember the little boy Ryan we met in the first page on emotional and behavioral disorders? Children and adolescents like Ryan show some of the following signs of Conduct Disorder:
Oppositional Defiant Disorder could be considered simply a milder form of conduct disorder. Children with ODD argue with adults, lose their tempers often, blame others for their mistakes, refuses to comply with rules, deliberately annoys other people and is easily annoyed by others. This web page on Conduct Disorders and ODD gives a good example of a difference between ADHD and ODD.
"Children and adolescents with ADHD alone do things without thinking, but not necessarily oppositional things. An ADHD child may impulsively push someone too hard on a swing and knock the child down on the ground. She would likely be sorry she did this afterward. A child with ODD plus ADHD might push the kid out of the swing and say she didn't do it."
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