Other Diagnoses & Labels

Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)

Other Diagnoses & Labels

What exactly were they thinking when they came up with this one? Were they so focused on the idea of recalcitrant children who won’t bow to the will of their elders that nobody noticed the acronym and said “Hey guys, this is going to look a bit silly”? Well, it seems that ODD is what… keep reading

Sluggish Cognitive Tempo

Gifted & Aspergers, Other Diagnoses & Labels, Schools & Education

Here we go again - another possible diagnosis for the child who doesn't respond as desired to their educational or test setting: Sluggish Cognitive Tempo. These psychs really have a way with words. Read more on https://theconversation.com/is-sluggish-cognitive-tempo-a-valid-new-childhood-disorder-25646 Is it really any better than labelling someone "stupid and lazy"? At least stupid and lazy is clearly… keep reading

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