I would recommend ALCV to anyone who has visual dyslexia; the therapy has improved both of my children’s lives for the better, with the thoughts of failure behind them. They can both look forward to a better future knowing they are no longer held back with a reading disability and the embarrassment and failure they felt. My daughter received a job recently after she was asked to read at a job interview; she stated “thank goodness for ALCV”, I think that says it all!
My daughter has struggled with all aspects of life. Listening, understanding, co-ordination, social skills, motor skills, concentration, and up to this point she has always felt alone and left out. From nine months old I knew something was not quite right, but bi- annually hearing and eye tests from birth though age 8 have all come back normal and over and over Chloe was put into the category of just not being all that bright.
As she came to the end of grade 1 she was falling behind so much more and becoming a real struggle. Chloe had a friend with similar problems who had just undergone the treatment at the Allison Lawson clinic and I could not believe the changes. Investigating further I got on to the Website and looked up symptoms and well she had every single one.
So that day she was booked in for her assessment.
The treatment was intense but as a very desperate parent who would do anything for my child I knew this was it.
4 months on and Chloe has already caught up on most of her schooling now taking part in the class room activities with all the other children. Her memory and concentration have improved dramatically and is helping in her everyday life.
I can not thank the Allison Lawson clinic enough.
My daughter was very hesitant to start the program but Fiona was fantastic with her. She was made to feel comfortable as soon as she walked in and looked forward to coming back everyday. Her memory has improved and now she has the task of relearning everything she has missed in her early schooling.
Before starting the program for 7 years we received the same results, this is not just from the school but also from the extra tutoring classes he was attending. He was always one year behind his classmates, and over time he was getting upset and lacking confidence .
One day I came across a piece in current affairs, I googled and my son ticked all the boxes for Dyslexia. We finished the program in December 2015. In his first term in 2016 as a year 8 student he passed every subject, his lowest mark was 60% and that was because he was still adjusting. He was retested again and got 88% and this is without any further tutoring. He’s become this confident young man and who seems to know everything. He was voted as class captain and had no hesitation when he presented his speech.
At the being of this term (term2) we attended the parent/teacher interview, and all teachers mentioned he is a very a talented student academically he is doing so well, something that was unheard off for the last several years. We are so grateful to The Alison Lawson Centre for making this happen. Thank you for your support and guidance.
We have noticed a great improvement in my son’s handwriting since he attended the Alison Lawson clinic. He has gone from writing large, messy printed script to small, legible cursive script. This has helped him greatly in his English class and the teachers have noted that both his script and the content of his writing has improved as he no longer struggles to put pen to paper.
I think the program is AWESOME and It has transformed my son’s life. He has grown in ability and confidence in an incredibly short space of time. My son, aged 10, was experiencing significant issues in school. Although in grade 4 his reading, spelling and comprehension were at grade 2 level. He found it hard to learn, yet he had developed some great coping strategies in the classroom and often flew under the radar. We had tried strategies at home to help him, but it provided to be very difficult. He hated reading or any type of written work. Verbally articulate and a clever kid, he was increasingly falling behind his peers. This made him feel “stupid” and he would give up really easily. The turning point for us was his teacher calling me into school and saying that he hadn’t got a score on the testing (He needed a score of 100 to land somewhere on the cart – but his score was below this). His teacher had seen a previous pupil benefit from the program and suggested we try it. We were unsure at the start. The concept seemed strange. We had tried other things, why would this be any different? But, we thought we had nothing to lose…. lets give it a go. That was 4 months ago. Our son is a changed boy! He just took the same test and scored in the high 300’s! He is almost at grade 4 level for his reading, spelling and writing!! He reads to me every single day, and now he is picking up a book himself, by choice and reading! I can hear him laughing and enjoying himself. Just this week he had a spelling test and scored 19 out of 20! He was so thrilled, and so were we. The program is different, it is “out there”. It required dedication, a lot of disciple, homework and a big commitment from parents. The key for us was keeping going after the program had finished and going back to the start with words, spellings etc to help him catch up! The end result is a happy boy, who likes school, who is confident, proud of himself and who is almost on a par with his peers. It was the best decision we ever made, and i would highly highly highly recommend the program to other parents and their kids.