Sophie – aged 5 – from County Laois, with Speech difficulties.
“… Her whole world has broadened and she wants to know everything about everything …”
Sophie came to Cluas for an Assessment in June 2013 and her parents decided that she would start a Cluas program during the summer holidays – in July 2013.
The three stages of Sophie’s program took place in July (3 weeks), September (2 weeks) and October (2 weeks). Sophie progressed well during the three stages. Sophie’s mother, Laura, wrote to us at the end of Stage 3:
“Our main concerns about Sophie were in relation to her pronunciation of words. Sophie only pronounces about 10-15% of her words with 100% accuracy.
This lead to her withdrawing from social situations where she was verbally challenged. Sophie was often left out or overlooked by her siblings and cousins.
Since starting on the Cluas Program Sophie’s personality has really progressed, she has much more confidence and often takes the lead in play situation rather than just following along. Her whole world has broadened and she wants to know everything about everything.
Before this Sophie just took a back set while life passed her by, now she’s in the driver’s seat.”
Laura, October 2013