Kip McGrath: Kirstie Price

Kip McGrath

Cellfield: overcoming dyslexia and language processing difficulties

At last, your child can stop struggling and start believing that Dyslexia and Reading Disorders can be overcome.

The symptoms of Dyslexia can be deceiving and can often elude teachers and parents. As a result, all too many children slip through their school years without being able to read properly. Many treatments for dyslexia are based on the belief that overcoming dyslexia is not possible and the best approach is to accommodate difficulties.
However, Cellfield is different. The Cellfield Intervention is based on neuroscience and brain plasticity research. This research has shown that brains are not ‘hard wired’ and neuro pathways can be reorganised to help people overcome dyslexia.
As an experienced Depute Head Teacher with extensive experience of Additional Support in schools, I am well aware of the impact of Dyslexia and processing difficulties. As the Centre Director for Cellfield Glasgow, I am professionally and personally convinced that Cellfield does result in permanent and sustainable improvements in reading and language processing. For those experiencing such difficulties, results prove that Cellfield is the answer.

How Does Cellfield Work?
• In the last ten years, brain imaging technology has made it possible to see brains working while a child is reading.
• Normal readers use their left half of their brain in a compact, interconnected and highly efficient way.
• Poor readers use both sides of their brains in a disconnected and highly inefficient way.
• In early stages of reading, none of this matters much.
• In later stages of reading it matters much. . . very much.
• Reading fluently with good comprehension needs many things to happen very quickly.
• Our eyes need to see words coming in peripheral vision, before we actually look at them.
• Seeing always comes first. Sound structures need to follow almost instantaneously.
• By the time words come into central vision, fluent readers already understand what they are reading.
• They use high speed scanning for checking, not reading.
• Cellfield uses brain plasticity and clever computer science to synchronise information and deliver it directly to where it is needed quickly and efficiently.
• Only then can children recognise words in peripheral vision, and have spare processing capacity in working memory to think about meaning.
It is this increased processing capacity that makes it possible for Cellfield children to make the transition into fluent reading.

How do I know if Cellfield would suit my child?
Cellfield has helped many people with dyslexia and other processing issues and experience has shown the programme to be effective for a broad range of conditions. Cellfield should be considered if any of the following issues are relevant for your child: screened for dyslexia or assessed as having language disorders; struggles with reading, spelling and writing; reads well but cannot recall much of what has been read; poor working memory or concentration; difficulties with reading fluency, accuracy or comprehension; difficulty repeating instructions that have been given orally.

Cellfield – What is involved?
Cellfield Phase 1
The Cellfield treatment is a computer-based, multi-sensory treatment programme which involves ten hourly sessions carried out on a daily basis within a fourteen day period.

Cellfield Phase 2
After completing the ten sessions at a Cellfield Centre, clients embark on Phase 2 of Cellfield, which is vital to reinforce and develop the skills acquired during the first phase of treatment. This involves 10 weeks of planned reading (oral and silent) at home. The Cellfield Centre provides full information and support and is always available.
Clients undergo assessments at the start and at the end of their treatment to measure progress and then again six months later.