Here is the situation: I have a little girl who puts EVERYTHING in her mouth..... and when I say everything, I mean literally everything. Paper, her fingers, scissors, glue sticks, pencils, CRAYONS (yuuuck!), other people's stuff, stuff she has picked up off the floor.. and she often puts her mouth on her desk. I have talked to the grandmother, and she says that the child doesn't do this at home nor did anyone inform her of this problem happening in Kindergarten. It is extremely disruptive because she will not work. Instead of working on our lessons, she stares off and chews on stuff. It's really not even chewing, it's more... sucking maybe? That's the best way for me to describe it. Either way it is extremely disruptive because I have to stop what I am doing to get her to take it out of her mouth. We've done the clip chart for it and it doesn't phase her. I've taken her supplies away and given them as needed, doesn't phase her. Everything goes right back into her mouth. We have had a HUGE open discussion for two days in a row now about germs and hygiene, about how putting stuff in their mouths will make them sick..... doesn't phase her. She doesn't care. One of the Sp. Ed. teachers told me that I might have to get one of their items that they allow the kids to chew on in their room (it's like a necklace that has a chewy piece on the end) but..... wouldn't that be promoting the behavior? I mean I doubt they are going to allow chewing/sucking on stuff when she goes into 2nd or 3rd grade. I just... I am at a loss. I can handle her crawling around in the floor at random intervals, I've just about got that under control. I've gotten her under control in cutting things with her scissors that she isn't supposed to cut, like shoes or shirts. But this... chewing thing. I can't figure out what to do. Help??