Hello, everyone. My son 7 yr old was recently diagnosed with ODD. We have had him on an IEP since November....his behavior was obvious enough that the school district didn't require an official diagnosis. We are fortunate (I believe) to have a school district that has been so willing to work with us and him on getting him on track, but the last couple of weeks we've had some major set backs and we decided that it was time to get to the doctor. We saw the pediatrician yesterday and start seeing the child psychologist next week. The MD wanted to start him on respirdal but we decided to wait on any medications just yet. We want to see the psychologist and research our options a bit more. The MD stated the only reason he was recommending it after our first visit for this is because they have had to clear the classroom a few times during some of my son's rages. Fun times. I guess I'm looking for any personal input on this medicine... as well as other suggestions....reassurances...a good laugh! We've had him on a lot of different behavior modifications plans through school, but it doesn't take my son long to figure out how to manipulate the plan to his will...he's a smart one. Luckily, at this point in time, he isn't behind acadamically...he's ahead actually. But with the amount of time he has to be sent home, or the days he gets suspended, I'm afraid we'll lose that edge on his education. Thanks for your time...I look forward to any input and I'll continue to browse the forums for information as well.