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Cluas review – Brendan age 6. School difficulties and Sensory Processing

Mar 17

Once Brendan started school it became apparent that all was not right. He was lost in his school work and had no confidence. He was a very cross little boy. He was diagnosed with a SPD and the Cluas program was recommended to us by the OT. We were willing to try anything to help Brendan. He is now finished the program and we are thrilled with the results. Our happy little boy is back. His school work has hugely improved, everyone who knows him has commented on the positive changed in him. He cra...

Once Brendan started school it became apparent that all was not right. He was lost in his school work and had no confidence. He was a very cross little boy. He was diagnosed with a SPD and the Cluas program was recommended to us by the OT.

We were willing to try anything to help Brendan.

He is now finished the program and we are thrilled with the results. Our happy little boy is back. His school work has hugely improved, everyone who knows him has commented on the positive changed in him.

He craves knowledge and loves to show you what he knows. His tantrums are gone or at least are normal for a six year old.

It certainly was a challenge for Benjamin going through the program but we kept pit positive for him and bribed him as needed to get it done!

He himself can see the changes. He now loves school and his teacher is delighted with him and with how much he has improved.

Thank you Pascal and Ronan for running this wonderful program.

Claire (Brendan’s mother).

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Russel age 14 from Dublin

Feb 17

“We took our 14 year son, who is dyslexic, to Cluas in August 2016. During the previous 6 months we had a number of discussions with his school in which it was brought to our attention that our son had serious problems concentrating in class. Additionally, we were told that he was disrupting the class because he was also distracting some of his fellow pupils. We were looking for a solution and discovered Cluas on the internet. At first we were a bit sceptical but as we did additional resea...

“We took our 14 year son, who is dyslexic, to Cluas in August 2016.

During the previous 6 months we had a number of discussions with his school in which it was brought to our attention that our son had serious problems concentrating in class. Additionally, we were told that he was disrupting the class because he was also distracting some of his fellow pupils.

We were looking for a solution and discovered Cluas on the internet. At first we were a bit sceptical but as we did additional research and read more about the approach we became more comfortable with the program and decided to give it a try.

Once our son got used to wearing the headphones for 2 hours at a time the program went very smoothly.

The results have been very positive.  At our most recent meetings with his teachers 50% of them, without our prompting, commented on our son’s improved concentration and ability to listen in class. The others, when asked, gave us similar feedback. We asked all of his teachers if he was still distracting the other pupils – we got an emphatic ‘no’ to the question. In fact we got no negative feedback from any of his teachers.

Many thanks to Pascal and Ronan.”

Robert (Russel’s Dad)

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Soracha – age 16 – Dyspraxia and Sensory Processing Difficulties

Jun 16

Soracha had major difficulty starting in fifth year in school and was refusing to go to School. Soracha started the Cluas programme in November ‘15.  She got sick during the course and Ronan and Pascal had great patience with her and gave extra time for the programme. Soracha has changed school but we have noticed  improvement in her self-esteem.  She acknowledges how well she can concentrate now and is reading novels.  She will do her school work without nagging and seems to enjoy it mo...

Soracha had major difficulty starting in fifth year in school and was refusing to go to School. Soracha started the Cluas programme in November ‘15.  She got sick during the course and Ronan and Pascal had great patience with her and gave extra time for the programme.

Soracha has changed school but we have noticed  improvement in her self-esteem.  She acknowledges how well she can concentrate now and is reading novels.  She will do her school work without nagging and seems to enjoy it more.

At the start she was not too happy with the ear phones for a whole two hours but as she noticed the improvement she did not mind the second and third part of the programme.

I would recommend this programme to any young person with dyspraxia.

Siobhan (Soracha’s mother), April ’16

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Tristan – aged 3 – from County Meath – was diagnosed with Autism.

May 16

“… he’s a completely different child… he has speech, to a degree … but considering where he was starting, it’s bordering on miraculous…” Derek Mooney is joined in the studio by Eddie, father of 3 year old Tristan who was diagnosed with Autism and has completed an extended Cluas program, with very good results. (Broadcast on RTE Radio 1)  
“… he’s a completely different child… he has speech, to a degree … but considering where he was starting, it’s bordering on miraculous…”

Derek Mooney is joined in the studio by Eddie, father of 3 year old Tristan who was diagnosed with Autism and has completed an extended Cluas program, with very good results.

(Broadcast on RTE Radio 1)

 

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Killian – aged 4 – from Longford, was diagnosed with Aspergers syndrome.

May 16

“… after he started with Cluas, we saw a huge difference … within 3 weeks …” Killian had an Assessment at Cluas in Dublin and his mother and father decided that he would complete a Cluas program. He completed an extended Cluas program with an excellent outcome. “Diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome at three years of age Killian’s parents didn’t know where to turn next to help their child. But after hearing about Cluas from a friend, Robert and his wife decided to contact Cluas ...

“… after he started with Cluas, we saw a huge difference … within 3 weeks …”

Killian had an Assessment at Cluas in Dublin and his mother and father decided that he would complete a Cluas program. He completed an extended Cluas program with an excellent outcome.

“Diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome at three years of age Killian’s parents didn’t know where to turn next to help their child. But after hearing about Cluas from a friend, Robert and his wife decided to contact Cluas – an Irish organisation who provide programs for children who show signs of development delay.”

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Rian – aged 4 – with Speech, Language and Communication Difficulties. Here’s what his mother had to say …

Jun 15

My son, age 4, was non-verbal, showing some characteristics of Autism. He was in his own world, anti-social, and would often get very upset for no apparent reason, spend a lot of his time humming to himself, to name a few. I came across the Cluas.ie website and felt that he needed this to help him. So, after talking to Pascal, my husband and I started the Cluas @ Home without any delay. Within days of the First Session, we noticed big changes in him. The humming was gone. He became more focused ...

My son, age 4, was non-verbal, showing some characteristics of Autism. He was in his own world, anti-social, and would often get very upset for no apparent reason, spend a lot of his time humming to himself, to name a few. I came across the Cluas.ie website and felt that he needed this to help him. So, after talking to Pascal, my husband and I started the Cluas @ Home without any delay.

Within days of the First Session, we noticed big changes in him. The humming was gone. He became more focused and aware of everything happening around him. It is as if he has come out of a dream. He heard us every time we called him. He would respond to us all the time, anywhere we are. He became curious about everything, even at school. Most of all, speech started coming. Initially this was just single words. He was not upset like before because he was expressing himself using his words.

Now he is happier being around his big sister and even playing with her. Interaction has started at school as well. He got a girlfriend (!) recently, which is an amazing thing that we did not believe was going to happen. He is even interacting with other adults in the school. He likes running around and playing catch with everybody in the park. He is listening to his teacher, sharing toys with his friends and even knows most of his friends’ names. He feels more grown up now, and he is even comforting his big sister when she is crying.

The most difficult part was to get him to sit down for 2 long hours with headphones on. When Pascal explained the program to us, we said he is not going to do that for sure. But we were determined to change him. So we changed ourselves first by becoming more firm, deciding to stick to whatever we were telling him to do.

The crying was always breaking our heart but we just kept going. The more he progressed, the more we got the courage to stick to the program. Now, I have my son, who is saying full sentences, wants to go out to play, is always looking for us, and is a happy child around his family, and no longer in his own little world.

Just a message to parents out there, don’t think twice about the program if you want to get your child back. It is a very hard path, but you will eventually get there. Where there is a will, there is always a way

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