Are there residential treatment centers that effectively treat ODD? How many kids in the US under 17 have ODD?
Hi B. & D.,
RE: Are there residential treatment centers that effectively treat ODD?
Residential treatment is not recommended for the treatment of ODD. Parent management training (PMT) is the recommendation because it has been demonstrated to affect negative interactions that repeatedly occur between the children and their parents.
PMT consists of procedures with which parents are trained to change their own behaviors and thereby alter their child's problem behavior in the home.
PMT is based on 35 years of well-developed research showing that oppositional and defiant patterns arise from maladaptive parent-child interactions that start in early childhood.
These patterns develop when parents inadvertently reinforce disruptive and deviant behaviors in a child by giving those behaviors a significant amount of negative attention. At the same time, the parents, who are often exhausted by the struggle to obtain compliance with simple requests, usually fail to provide positive attention; often, the parents have infrequent positive interactions with their children.
The pattern of negative interactions evolves quickly as the result of repeated, ineffective, emotionally expressed commands and comments; ineffective harsh punishments; and insufficient attention and modeling of appropriate behaviors.
My Out-of-Control Teen eBook provides parents the training needed in disrupting negative behavior problems associated with ODD.
RE: How many kids in the US under 17 have ODD?
The exact number of cases of Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) in the U.S. in not known. ODD is the most common psychiatric problem in children. Over 5% of all children have this. In younger children it is more common in boys than girls, but as they grow older, the rate is the same in males and females.