I am a mother of a 12 year child that has been diagnosed with O.D.D. According to his psychologist there are 2 forms of O.D.D. 1) that is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain (that would be medicated) and 2)one that is due to some traumatic event(s).(that would not be medicated) My son falls under #2. He hasn't had it easy. His father died in a motorcycle accident when is was 3 years old. Then later on he was with his great-grandmother, holding her hand, when she died. And on top of that, his great-uncle forced us to move out immediately after her burial. So, this is what the doctors blame it on. I have tried various discipline routines that have been suggested by doctors, but no one discipline plan is perfect. I am currently combining a variety of discipline ideas. By doing this, it is getting easier, yet there are still major rough spots.
I am currently homeschooling my son. Our public school system is just not equiped to handle a child with O.D.D (or they don't want to be) and I don't want my child left behind. He is doing better academically in a home schooled atmosphere and still interacts with other kids that are home schooled.
Sorry I was a bit long winded, but I am glad to see a community on O.D.D.