How we read.
Reading fluently with good comprehension, needs many things to happen very quickly. Word identification starts in the peripheral vision, before the eyes actually look at the words. Seeing comes first. By the time words come into central vision, fluent readers already understand what they are reading.
How a struggling reader reads.
Three in ten children have difficulty learning to read.
Normal readers use the left half of their brain in a compact, interconnected and highly efficient way.
Struggling readers use both sides of their brains in a disconnected and inefficient way.
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, such as Cellfield’s brain plasticity based intervention.
Brain plasticity, while sounding like a scary term, is just referring to changes in the neurological pathways in the brain. Factors which alter the pathways include changes in environment, emotions, behaviour and thinking. Cellfield’s programme aims to change the pathways in the brain and, as a result, improve reading and comprehension