Tutoring Students Who Have Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Tutoring Students Who Have Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) – The A Team Tuition Approach
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) can present many challenges for students, parents and teachers. The manifestation of this disorder means that your child may be quick to anger, argue against authority, refuse to obey rules, have quite low self-esteem and they may also have a very low threshold for frustration and social situations. This can have a significant impact on their academic achievement and social progression as they often don’t seem to ‘fit’ the mainstream model of teaching and learning. ODD can make many subjects and learning environments across primary and high school years difficult. Even when working closely with schools, parents often feel ill equipped to be able to meet and manage the varied needs of their child.
Professional learning and training modules equip the tutors at A Team Tuition with a wealth of approaches and skills perfectly designed to reach and engage these learners. A detailed understanding of ODD means that lessons, activities and interactions will be productive and filled with fun! Rather than a stressful and arduous undertaking, our tuition sessions are tailored to appeal to your child and allow them to find success in their learning – something that they often find difficult to grasp.
Oppositional Defiant Disorder tutoring near me
Students with ODD often seek to gain and maintain control, and their opposition towards authority can present significant challenges when it comes to developing a productive curriculum plan to follow. The founder of A Team Tuition was diagnosed with learning difficulties when he was at school – an experience that has filtered through to the pedagogical approach adopted by A Team tutors. All students should have the opportunity to experience success and enjoyment in their learning via a personalised approach.
You can find tutors near you Australia wide for students with ODD and employ our services either in the comfort and safety of your own home or via an online learning platform.
How to tutor a child with Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
The experienced and adaptable tutors at A Team Tuition are ready to assist your child with their learning in a positive, nurturing and results-driven physical or digital classroom setting. They will find ways to make learning more appealing and achievable for your child and work closely with you and the school to find a pathway to success.
Specific techniques and strategies, including accommodations, employed by A Team Tuition tutors include:
- Building a strong relationship that is consistent and calm
- Allowing for a ‘fresh start’ and a ‘new day’ each session – letting the ‘little things’ go
- Staying calm in stressful situations and not rising to ‘arguments’ – there are no power struggles here!
- Allowing time to rest
- Giving choices to avoid resistance
- The development of a routine that the child can follow and enjoy as well as special responsibilities that will help them find minor success in each lesson
- Identifying triggers ahead of time and having workable solutions
- Keeping an open line of communication between all parties
- Appealing to special interests in sessions to make learning relatable
- Teaching social skills and coping strategies
- Offering positive reinforcement
Other common learning difficulties
Kids have unique challenges to learning that they must overcome, whether they are learning barriers or learning difficulties. Often it is not as simple as overcoming an “I can’t do it” attitude and there are specific methods that will need to be adopted to overcome learning difficulties. A Team tutors have training in tutoring kids with many common learning challenges including: