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Break through the barrier


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Cellfield is a unique programme which helps people break through the barrier to their learning caused by Dyslexia and related processing difficulties.

Does your child struggle with any of the following?

  • Difficulty with reading?

  • Spelling problems?

  • Writing difficulties?

  • Difficulty with comprehension and understanding? 

  • Auditory processing issues?

  • Problems with memory and organisational abilities?

  • Low self esteem?

  • Avoiding tasks involving reading or writing?

  • Visual stress?

  • Hearing problems in noisy environments?

  • Problems dealing with numbers?

We can help!

During our 10 years of tutoring children in Brentwood we noticed that some children don't make the desired progress even with intense 1-1 tutoring. Research has shown that about 30% of children struggle with reading and 10% struggle despite extra support. These children need a different intervention, an intervention that will stimulate the brain to form the right neuro-pathways for learning to happen easier. Cellfield is a programme specifically designed to address this issue and is based on the research done  on brain plasticity - the brain's ability to change and adapt with certain stimuli. The Cellfield programme is aimed at children and adults with Dyslexia and other reading processing difficulties.

We came across the Cellfield programme while attending a conference in New Zealand in 2007. It has been used with incredible success in Australia and New Zealand for 15 years, and have been brought to the UK by Fiona Macdiarmid from Reading Matters Scotland in 2009.  The results Fiona and other centres in the UK have achieved using Cellfield to treat Dyslexia and other reading, spelling and comprehension difficulties in children and adults have been staggering.



The average gain is 1 year on comprehension and 2-3 years on reading in just 10 days.

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Chart compiled from data collected at Brentwood Centre 2015-2016.


In-depth assessments and eye screening are done before and after the programme as well as 6 months later which allow us to monitor and track progress made.

The assessments we use are part of the Woodcock Reading Mastery Series of tests, which are widely-used University standard tests. We also use the Gray Oral Reading Tests and the British Dyslexia Screening Test.

The Program:

Phase 1: is a computer-based, multi-sensory treatment programme carried out in one hour sessions over 10 days- in a 2 week block.  During each daily one-hour session clients wear headphones and sometimes special Cellfield glasses. Using the computer mouse, they respond to audio and visual prompts. By bonding the visual, auditory and motor functions in the brain, the Cellfield programme develops and strengthens left hemisphere brain activity, enabling reading to become more automatic and comprehension and fluency to increase. The treatment programme is delivered by University-trained professionals at our bespoke centre in Shenfield, Essex.

Phase 2:
After completing the ten sessions at the 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 is 10 weeks of planned reading (oral and silent) at home or at the centre. Full information is provided by the Cellfield centre and support is always available.

To read more about the Cellfield program visit the Cellfield UK Website:

To book an initial educational assessment where we can gauge your child's need for a Dyslexia screening fill in the form below or contact us on 01277 500233.




Our results from the July Course  in:

+ indicates the improvement made after 10 days on the various assessments:

Student 1: Male

Test 1: Word Attack: + 15 Months 

           Passage Comp: +10 months

Test 2:  Accuracy: +24 months

            Rate : Stayed same

            Fluency: + 12 Months

            Comprehension + Months

Student 2: Male

Test 1: Word Attack: + 62 Months 

           Passage Comp: +38 months

Test 2:  Accuracy: +18 months

            Rate: +6 Months

            Fluency: + 33 Months

            Comprehension +24 Months

Student Male 3

Test 1: Word Identification: + 25 Months 

           Passage Comp: +40 months

Test 2:  Accuracy: +36 months

            Rate: +3 Months

            Fluency: + 19 Months

            Comprehension +33 Months

Student Male 4

Test 1: Word Identification: + 22 Months 

           Passage Comp: +51 months

Test 2:  Accuracy: +15 months

            Rate: +1 Months

            Fluency: + 3 Months

            Comprehension +3 Months

Student Male 5

Test 1: Word Identification: + 48 Months 

           Word attack: +62 months

           Passage Comp: +38 Months

Test 2:  Accuracy: +18 months

            Rate: +6 Months

            Fluency: + 33 Months

            Comprehension +24 Months

Super well done guys!



Cellfield recognised by New York Times bestselling author

Norman Doidge is a psychiatrist, Psychoanalyst and New York Times bestselling author. His Book : The Brian Tha Changes Itself has sold over a million copies and was chosen by Dana Foundation 's journal Cerebrum as the best general book in English ever written on the brain. He is on the faculty of the University of Toronto's Department of Psychiatry as well as the Research Faculty at Columbia University's Centre for Psychoanalytic Training and Research in New York.

Norman mentions the Cellfield treatment we use in his new book: "The Brain's Way of Healing" Release date January 26th , 2016.

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