I have a boy who will not stop spitting. He goes up to kids, gets about an inch from their faces - and wham. Truly disgusting. I would say this happens anywhere from 2-5 times a day. We have had many talks about how it is wrong; he agrees he wouldn't want someone spitting at him. I've tried all the class management tricks - loss of recess, notes home, loss of centers, he sits at a desk by himself instead of at a table, etc. All to no avail. He has other odd oral behaviors, too: I saw him licking the desk one day. I ended up getting rid of several posters in my room that I'd written on with vis-a-vis markers, because he would spit on his finger and rub the finger across the posters. He can't explain why he does any of this. I've talked to Mom and Dad, who have no idea either and says he doesn't do it at home. There are many other things going on: constant noises, inappropriate social responses, rolling on the floor, jumping like a rabbit instead of walking down the hall; he just seems completely unprepared for school and honestly seems to be at the maturity level of a 3-year-old. He is very low academically. Personally if I was the parent I'd be getting him in for some testing, somewhere, but they don't seem to be overly worried. I feel badly for this boy, as clearly there is something wrong, but our RTI system just has me document everything and keep track of successes and failures, but there's no particular move to figure out what's going on with him - and probably won't be for a couple of years until RTI figures out he's not progressing. (My dissatisfaction with RTI - Response to Intervention - is a matter for another post, I guess.) Meanwhile, he is completely disruptive. I'm pretty much at my wit's end. Ideas?