Our daughter is 7, in 2nd grade. According to her pediatrician, she carries a diagnosis of ADD and ODD; we have an appointment with a pediatric psychiatrist Wednesday. Last year, my daughter was in a small private school with about 10 children in her class. This is her first year in a public school. We just came from her parent-teacher conference. Her teacher seems to be supportive, but told us that she fears that if daughter's behavior doesn't improve she will be put into the substantially separate program. She said that there is a behavior specialist who would "promise the moon" but not deliver, who would essentially come in at the end of the day to "check in." It is alarming to think that the only options are improved behavior or sub separate. What about the inclusion model? But what could a school actually *do* for a child with ODD to keep them in their classroom. It's not like removing her is in the works at the moment, but I want to know what I (and they) can do to prevent it. On a related note, how do you get teachers to understand that if they tell your child they "need" to do something, that they are setting the child up for failure? How likely is it that a long time teacher is going to change?