“Because you believed I was capable of behaving decently, I did.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Devil and Miss Prym
I hear this term thrown around schools often. A child regularly refuses to participate and they are automatically labeled ODD. What happens when we are quick to diagnose a child without the proper evidence we take away from the legitimacy of the diagnosis. This disorder has a criteria that must be met in order to be true and fair to the child. Furthermore, we, as teachers, are NOT qualified to diagnose these children. Seek the help of professionals.