On 4/01/16, Odin wrote:
> Have any of you dealt with disciplining a student with
ODD? If they have a
> 504/IEP and they are defiant or act out, it seems like it
can always be
> chalked up as behavior due to their condition, which
makes it difficult
> doing discipline. Any ideas?
Discipline isn't always punishment, discipline is providing
the structure and support needed to bring about appropriate
Bringing about appropriate behavior sometimes takes small
steps at a time.
For an ODD child a large part of it may involve trying to
avoid the situations that will lead to the student becoming
Does the student have a BIP (Behavior Intervention Plan)?
Do teachers and staff have strategies to use? (i.e.,
consistent routines, giving the student acceptable
choices/alternatives, avoiding power struggles, addressing
issues privately versus calling it out in front of the
class, giving positive feedback, ignoring certain behaviors
when appropriate, giving the student classroom
responsibilities, providing a form of break or time-out for
the student when necessary, etc.)
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