This girl is in my 7th grade biology and physics classes and is constantly bouncing off the freaking walls. Literally. I have absolutely no experience with dealing with a child like this, and no training either. Normal days are her going: "teacher, teacher teacher teacher" to get my attention, interrupting me whenever I'm speaking, running around, always distracted (looking out window, drawing on other pages, ripping paper, etc), she eats paper almost every day, and today she was eating bugs. She laughs and giggles at everything and is obviously full of energy. Her mom happens to be a teacher at the school so I've talked with her about the behavior. Today was the first day she's eaten bugs and when I told them mom she says "yeah she eats cement at home" The mother also told me that up until a year ago the kid would forget her name, the day, the year... things like that. She obviously also has learning problems (can't organize charts, can't visualize problems, etc.) I have no idea what to do with her. Right now she sits right in front of my desk and next to a very calm child who does not pay attention to her antics. When she doesn't understand something I have her come to my desk and I explain it to just her. But even then I have to constantly redirect her attention to the work. I also have her do extra things in the room. She is in charge of erasing the board, sweeping the floor, etc. Sometimes I tell her to go run around the school one time and then come to class, hoping that it will let her burn off some energy. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. I work in a very small school so there is no special education classes, or anything of the like. Any ideas on what to do? I'm completely lost. I really like her, she's goofy and fun, but I believe she's coming to an age where she needs to learn how to control herself. I couldn't care less if she learns about cellular respiration (not important in the long run), but she needs to learn how to control herself to be productive in society.