my son is almost 9 and can not blow his nose. His therapist and teachers have tried to teach him, I have tried..so frustrated because he gets frustrated and is constantly sucking the snot in and saying he can't breath. Anyone have any tricks?
I know what you're going through. And I feel bad for your son, a stuffed nose is very uncomfortable. My non-ASD 7 year old had a hard time learning how to blow his nose too. But then one day he figured out a trick! Your son can try this himself or you can help him: hold the tissue in front of his nose push 'down' one of his nostrils against his nose then tell him to take a deep breath and then quickly blow out of the other nostril! I hope this helps!
Also you can try to explain that blowing out is just like breathing except forcing the air out like a dragon :)
Can you try breathing exercises to see if it works? Have him breathe deeply with his mouth closed and only through his nose. Have him exhale hard through his nose with his mouth still closed. My son is 3 and he pretends he can blow. Of course he is only blowing with his mouth lol
my son is 3 and does. we worked on it when he wasn't sick. i had my watch me without a tissue blow out my nose. we made it kind of a game. the we practiced with a tissue. i still have to hold the tissue, but for the most part, he gets the concept. hope that helps.
My 5 year old just started trying. He asks for a tissue and really tries to and makes a noise, but I'm not sure if it is really effective at expelling anything or just something fun to do. My other two 5 year olds can not really either.