From left to right, Isabel McIntyre, Tara Holt & Alison Bailey outside the Connective Learning Dyslexia Centre
Who we are and what we do
The Connective Learning Dyslexia Centre in Kelsall has delivered expert dyslexia tuition since it was established by Isabel McIntyre in 1999. Over the intervening years, hundreds of people with dyslexia have been helped to improve their reading, writing, spelling and communication skills and to increase their confidence and self-esteem.
Isabel is supported by an experienced team, including Centre Supervisor Tara Holt and her deputy Alison Bailey.
A multi-sensory computerised programme is used, which is suitable for both children and adults
(whether dyslexic or not) at any level. It is a simple-to-use method, based on students working
their way through a series of easy and enjoyable exercises on the computer, working at their
own rate and without pressure. The method involves the use of the eyes, ears,
speech organs, fingers and muscles so that the brain receives the same “message” from a variety
of pathways. Multi-sensory methods have long been recognised as the best way for people with
dyslexia to learn. When combined with interactive computer technology, our staff expertise and
the highly supportive one-to-one learning environment of the Kelsall centre, these methods are extremely effective.
Sessions are held in The Old Telephone Exchange, Church Street North, Kelsall, Cheshire (about 8 miles east of Chester) on weekday afternoons, between 4pm and 7pm. Students usually attend two one-hour sessions per week. Results are outstanding and, in many cases, the effects are life-altering; this offers a happier future to anyone who struggles with reading and writing (and their families).