Rory – aged 6 – from Dublin, with Auditory Processing difficulties.
“… His concentration has now improved at home and he understands … when it comes to his homework …”
Rory’s parents contacted Cluas and arranged an Assessment for him in late June 2013 and his parents decided that he would start a Cluas program almost straight away, at the start of July 2013.
Rory’s three stage program took place in July (3 weeks), August (2 weeks) and October (2 weeks). His progress was good during each of the three stages. Rachel, Rory’s mother, told us about his progress after the end of Stage 3:
“Rory found it difficult to understand what he had to do in school and would bring home school work uncompleted.
His concentration has now improved at home and he understands what I’m asking him when it comes to his homework.
He was always quiet at the dinner table but would shout when he wanted to say something. Now we encourage him to have his turn and listen to others – and he is now able to do this. As parents we find he understands what is being asked better now. I don’t have to repeat myself as much with him and he’s more co-operative.
By the last set of sessions of his Cluas program he said he was was ‘tired’ of the program – but once he got the headphones on he responded better than the other earlier sessions. ”
Rachel, October 2013