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Is it Autism Spectrum Disorder or Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) ?

When the child repeatedly throws tantrums, what is the meaning of the meltdown? Is the child being defiant, resistive to authority, a refuser of rules, or is it an Autistic trait whereby he or she is just reacting to an unpleasant situation, task or noise? 

The short web article  posted above by the Hattiesburg clinic in America on April 2021 this year shone some light on to this issue.   According to the information on the site “Knowledge, observation and intuition are used to get to the root of the meltdowns”. Psychological assessments are recommended but Speech Therapy services can help. 

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