Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) is psychiatric disorder which appears as two problems. These are aggressiveness and the need to bother and irritate others.
• disobedience to parents, teachers and adults
• defiant behaviours
• hostility towards others
• temper outbursts
• intolerance of others
The child may have low self-esteem but this may appear as 'toughness.'
Take a look at the checklist to help identify needs.
More information can be found here www.specialeducationalneeds.co.uk