Constant licking and spitting
I am concerned for my daughter, she is 6.5 years old and has just successfully finished kindergarden. About 5 months ago she started licking herself, mainly after someone would touch her. Say I would touch her arm she would then lick her arm or lick her fingers and rub the spot that was touched.
My husband and I have tried everything to get her to stop (primarily because I don't want her to get sick from constantly exposing herself to germs) we have tried positive reinforcement, awards, taking toys and privileges away after repeated licking. Nothing works. She does this all the time and it is getting worse. Her pcp doesn't seem to worry about it and he just said, "well you need to get her to quit that!" Um, ok, that is what we have been trying to do.
Now she has started spitting, we have caught her spitting on her bed, hands, floor, pretty much anywhere. I don't know if this is an anxiety type of issue? SPD? She is very well adjusted and has plenty of friends. If anyone has suggestions please help! I don't know what my next step should be, a psychiatric?