I hope it's okay I'm posting here. My younger, bio son has many challenging personality traits and probably fit an ODD diagnosis. One interesting thing the therapist brought up was his preemie background. At 33 weeks he didn't have the biological maturity to interpret and process all the sensory input he was getting from all that was done to him in the NICU. Premature infants are fighters by nature. She said she saw similar in other children who were born prematurely--that rigidity and stubborness, that fight. Just a thought.
That's actually an interesting thought. For the countless specialists my bio has seen, not a single one of them ever mentioned that. He spent time in the NICU with a chest and feeding tube. :/
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You can read the book Primal Wound by Nancy Verrier- it is written by an adoptive parent and a lot of adult adoptees relate to it.
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