by the behavior another student displayed. "M", a boy in another multiage classroom, has some kind of issue... he has a PCA and I've heard he's had several outbursts. I won't hazard a guess on an underlying diagnosis. Well, he lost it on a substitute apparently. The students move between classroom at different times throughout the day and this sub gave him a direction (along with the other students present). Poor Duckie was very upset with M and a little frightened by his outburst. She said children shouldn't speak to adults like that. So I told her the little bit I'd pieced together. We talked about ODD and some of the possible triggers for M's behavior and that he may not have been able to stop himself from yelling and being rude. I also pointed out her ODD diagnosis and that I'm very thankful she only tends to direct that at me and not at the adults at school. She asked me if it was okay for M to behave that way, I told her no but I also told her that I'm sure he's receiving some extra help with whatever the issue is just like other students might receive help in reading, math or get Occupational Therapist (OT) services. And I told her to be kind and thoughtful when interacting with M, because he probably has a harder road ahead of him than most of the other kids. She seemed to understand.