Emily Kircher-Morris, LPC, Author of Teaching Twice-Exceptional Learners in Today's Classroom and host of The Neurodiversity Podcast
Amelia Bowler is changing the paradigm of how we understand Oppositional Defiant Disorder. By recognizing that a diagnosis of ODD is what we observe and not the cause of behavior, Amelia gives permission to see the whole child and find new ways to support them. With practical ideas and relevant case studies, this book is one every teacher needs on their shelf.
Mark W. Wilson, MD, Child and Adult Psychiatrist
A critical book for teachers, paraprofessionals, principals, parents, therapists, and child psychiatrists alike. It's clear, concise, and evidence-based. Vitally important, the section on cultural competence underscores the complexity and beauty of every child's unique story and journey.
Dr. Camille Kolu, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Trauma-informed behavior analysis consultant
Bowler's deft research summaries and relatable examples peel back the ODD mask, revealing determined, courageous students from often-unkind backgrounds. Her stories and strategies illustrate how curiosity and trust can nurture motivation and competence, supplanting those exhausting attempts to control behavior. Bowler delivers hope, plus generous, immediately useful resources.