Andrew thoroughly enjoyed participating in the Cellfield Intervention programme. He looked forward to attending each of the sessions and immediately started work after arriving at the tuition centre. His motivation and concentration levels were incredible.
Within days of completing the programme, Andrew had read his first book from cover to cover and couldn’t wat to start another story. His reading fluency and word recognition have increased noticeably. His ability to work out unknown words has also improved. As a result, his confidence and self-esteem have grown and he is concentrating better.
Cellfield has made a real difference to Andrew. I am so thrilled that he can now pick up a book or comic with confidence and know that it is possible to enjoy reading it. This is an intervention that I whole-heartedly recomment to parents/guardians of children with dyslexia and other reading difficulties. This is quite literally a llife-changing intervention.
When I think back 3 months to where I am today I would never have thought I would finish one book never mind be onto my third.
I first noticed the difference with attending Cellfield at work. It has given me more confidence as far as writing up quotes for insurance purposes etc and overall in general I am a more confident person.
The fact I can sit and read a book that I really enjoy and when finished gives me great satisfaction is fantastic. I can actually take a book on holiday with me next year and be like everyone else and sit by the pool and read. It has encouraged me so much I am thinking of joining the library.
If it hadn’t been for Fiona at Cellfield and this programme being available I would not have had the confidence to achieve any of this.
Lorraine McNee (September 2009)
I am a 14 year old dyslexic and I have just started my Standard grade courses. I did Cellfield during the summer and I think that it has helped in several different ways. Now I can read things on TV accurately, I can read in the car (I don’t know how long for) and I couldn’t do that for more than a minute before, I can read my book and it is not so much of a chore anymore. It is now interesting and does not require will power to read a page a night – actually reading just one page takes willpower because I want to read two and three and so on until I have to stop and do something else.
Siobhan (Agust 2009)
Jo (aged 19)
Cellfield has been a relief to say the least as I have finally broken through the reading barrier and the frustration prior to the course.
The things I have noticed the most is my call back memory and now enjoyment in reading (understanding).
Great Environment in which to undertake it and all very supportive.
Jo (August 2011)
Comment from Jo’s parents:
A massive thank you from both of us. Jo is a transformed man and is so excited by the prospect of doing a ‘little’ catching up on his reading. It may not have a dramatic impact on his A levels but I hae no doubt that it will on his degree.