I see his lips move, his finger move (tracking the words in the line), and then I see him swallow. When he swallows, he stops moving his lips and finger temporarily. Then, back to things moving.
So, it would seem, his moving parts are really part of his reading process. He’s not reading completely in his head, statue-like. He’s got body parts involved in his reading. So, try letting your children move (anything, really) when they read.
Sometimes I hear him talking to himself. (Not that long ago, John had no words we all could hear. Now he’s talking to himself.)
Please let this encourage you, to keep stretching and challenging your smaller loved ones.
It turns out turning on and off the phone timer is a big-deal tool for John to self-regulate himself. It’s free, and he is in charge of running it.
Maybe these ideas will help you.
Peace be with us,