Oppositional Defiant Disorder/Conduct Disorder - Best-Practice Intervention Strategies*

  • Train parents in behavior modification techniques
  • Confirm diagnosis to rule out similar diagnoses that mimic ODD symptoms
  • Review parenting techniques to assess effectiveness of training
  • Monitor medications if prescribed for co-morbidity (e.g., ADHD, Depression)
  • Develop effective problem-solving skills
  • Develop appropriate assertiveness skills
  • Increase anger management skills
  • Assist parents in developing contracts/reward system for positive behavior
  • Increase acceptance of responsibility for behaviors
  • Decrease impulsivity and identify alternate appropriate behaviors
  • Maintain communication between all contexts: parents, school, and community

* Compiled by Cenpatico from multiple sources; citations available upon request.
Last Updated 1/27/11