Niall – aged 5 – from Dublin, is on the Autistic Spectrum.
“… his speech and communication has improved drastically …”
Niall had an Assessment at Cluas in Dublin in November 2012. In January his mother and father decided that he would complete a Cluas program, starting in February 2013.
The three stages of Niall’s program took place in February (3 weeks), April (2 weeks) and May (2 weeks). Niall progress through the three stages was steady. At the end of Stage 3, Niall’s mother, Susan, wrote:
“Niall was diagnosed as being on the Autistic spectrum and having a learning disability as well as speech and language delay. Since doing the Cluas program his speech and communication has improved drastically. His understanding has also improved and his Speech and Language therapist is amazed at the rate of improvement.
His school say ‘he is a different child’ in terms of how well his speech and understanding have come on. His learning disability is now quite mild so that it has become easier for the teachers to teach Niall new things, which he is now able to grasp very quickly. His body language has changed and improved so much that a stranger would not be able to tell that he has difficulties. Things have also become less stressful at home as he is able to play more appropriately alone and with his brother.”
Susan, May 2013