I’m not sure whether this might be relevant, but here goes. I was watching a segment that featured interviews with caregivers of special needs children, and included the child with the parent.

One of the children appeared, to my admittedly uninformed eye, to have a need to chew similar to that which you described. I noticed that he had some sort of pad or sturdy fabric object attached to his shirt button or belt (I forget which), and that when he needed to chew, he would insert the chew-object into his mouth and chew on that.

Would it be possible to modify/pattern your child’s behavior to use an always-available object to chew on, rather than a shirt collar?

Edited by Glenn Roberts (12/06/17 06:07 PM)