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Should I tell my child's school about oppositional defiant disorder?

You should inform your child's school if you and your child are receiving treatment for oppositional defiant disorder. It may be necessary to involve your child's school in the treatment of their ODD. Because ODD can cause a child to have difficulty functioning in an academic setting, your child's teachers may suspect the presence of ODD before the diagnosis is made. One important aspect of treatment is consistent enforcement of rules and boundaries. Therefore, it can be helpful for your child's teachers to be aware of treatment guidelines. It may be beneficial for you and the teachers to agree on the rules and consequences for your child's behavior in the classroom, based on the recommendations of the therapist or psychologist who is treating your child.

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