So, for him, breath control to KNOW if he was actually breathing in and out was tricky.
(“If I don’t know where my body is in space, maybe I don’t know where my breathe is, and humming is a way I zone out or try to find something that I don’t know where it is.”)
So, we named it (humming), and then limited it–gave it boundaries. Can’t hum in the classroom! So, for school and home, “Instead of humming, I can …..”)
Here are photos of Rosemary Slade, O.T.R., helping John to figure out how to “breathe in” and then to “breathe out”.
Hope this can give you some ideas to try yourself.
Peace be with us,