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The most common questions about our programs answered


Q: How long does the Initial Assessment take?
A: On average an Initial assessment will run for up to two hours.

Q: What should I bring with me to the Initial Assessment?
A: Please bring with you a copy of the client’s handwriting, preferably not a good copy just their average every day writing, along with any recent school reports or psychological reports.

Q: How long does each session take?
A: Each of the ten Alison Lawson treatment sessions will run for one hour.

Q: Do I need to complete all 10 sessions?
A: In order to progress through the 7 layers of the visual cortex and set the changes to make the treatment effective and permanent all 10 sessions must be completed.

Q: How soon can I expect to see improvements?
A: We monitor the progress of clients to determine the changes they are experiencing throughout the programme. Improvements are often noticed by clients within the first half of the treatment.

Q: After completing all 10 sessions will any extra work be required?
A: Once the treatment has been completed recommendations will be suggested.  There may be gaps in the client’s knowledge from the years of their life spent with visual processing challenges.  It is important to catch up on these gaps, and a tutor may be recommended. The therapist will provide recommendations at the final assessment.

Q: Will I need to wear glasses?

A: Specialised glasses are worn during the treatment to assist in strengthening the eyes. If you wear glasses normally for short or long sightedness, you may wish to have your eyes tested again after completing treatment. If your prescription was a mild one, you may not need them any more as the treatment may have improved your eyesight.


Q: Is it possible to get government funding to help cover the cost?
A: It is possible to apply for a child disability allowance; you may wish to look at investigating this option through Income Support.

Q: Can I claim for the treatment with my private health insurance?
A: Each Insurance company is different. It is certainly worth enquiring as some policies have cover for alternative treatment.

Q: What payments do you accept?
A: Bank deposit or cash is available. Payment for each session is required on the day.

Q: Do I have to pay for the treatment upfront?

A: Not at all, we are happy to have you pay each time you visit if that’s easier for you. You will be provided with a receipt each time you pay.

Q: What age is too old to do the treatment?
A: The treatment works for clients as young as 6 and over 60 years of age. Our oldest client at this time is 75 years.


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