Lucas is three years old and has downs syndrome. When we first met with his parents, Lucas had already been ‘advised to leave’ his nursery as his behaviour was too problematic and ‘disruptive’ to his class and teachers. Lucas was partial to throwing and biting, and had no language skills. We quickly began teaching Lucas at home using sign language which brought about his vocal speech within just a few weeks. Simple communication skills completely eradicated Lucas’s need to throw and bite. He is now back in a local nursery and attends a local drama and dance group.
Lucas has a baby sister now who he is totally enraptured by.