Here at Cellfield we are a team of passionate educators who understand that children who find it difficult to read at school can develop other problems that can affect their behaviour and happiness. By addressing a reading comprehension issue, tackling dyslexia can result in a happier and secure child. We are dedicated to helping your child with our programme, combining neuroscience and optometry research from the last 30 years and the latest research in brain scanning technology.
New research in the area of brain plasticity suggests that our brain pathways can be changed. The Cellfield reading intervention program specifically aims to reroute these pathways. Cellfield is the only program that specifically targets the auditory, visual and auditory-to-visual pathways in the brain. Delivered by trained dyslexia specialists, the programme focuses on decoding skills and how they can improve future recognition of unfamiliar words.
Three in ten children have difficulty learning to read
When initially learning to read, most children can adapt and compensate for the inefficient way the brain works. However, with more advanced states of reading it becomes problematic. Reading becomes difficult and time consuming and the reader becomes frustrated and ‘switches off’. Children with dyslexia find reading hard work.
Typical tuition methods usually have little or no impact on struggling learners, due to their neurological differences. In this situation, a dyslexia treatment programme is required for fast and effective results.
Cellfield’s programme aims to change the pathways in the brain and, as a result, improve reading and comprehension. We also aim to address the underlying causes of reading difficulty rather than just treating surface features. It is like sending the eyes and brain to an intensive “Boot Camp” after which they are stronger and more efficient than before. This usually enables clients to read and write significantly better than before.
What does our programme include?
Our treatment and intervention programme use a ‘multi causal' approach which focuses on improving transient vision, attention, and working memory to develop spelling and phonemic awareness.
Cellfield largely benefits children, aged 7 and over. First, we will complete a pre-assessment (1.5 hours) and an optometric test at a registered Cellfield optometrist. Phase One is a two-week intervention which comprises of ten sessions that are about an hour each. Re-testing is completed after Phase One. Phase Two may be completed at the centre and comprises ten sessions delivered over a ten-week period. A final post-test is carried out six months later and a final report issued.