Date of Award


Document Type

Research Paper

Superseded Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Colleges & School

Cardinal Stritch College

Degree Granted By

Cardinal Stritch College

First Advisor

Ph.D. Donna R. Recht

Library of Congress Subject Heading

Behavior disorders in children; Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder; Oppositional defiant disorder in children


The purpose of this study then was to provide a review of some of the current literature and present it in a organization that would be useful to parents and teachers of oppositional children. This study was designed to provide parents and teachers of oppositional children with a source of information that would assist them in dealing with and modifying defiant behavior. To this end this study attempted to identify and describe oppositional disorder, discuss methods of assessment, review current treatment plans, and discuss possible outcomes based on current research. This study focused on oppositional behavior in children ages 18 months through twelve years. Because of overlapping diagnoses, the study also included a discussion of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder and Conduct Disorder which are grouped together in the DSM III-R under the heading "Disruptive Behavior Disorders".


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