A Description Of What It Can Be Like Having Irlen Syndrome

Article in Cape Cod Times by
Cynthia McCormick, July 2008
Irlen Legislation
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House Bill 508: To identify pupils wth light based reading difficulties
WHAT IS IRLEN SYNDROME?

Irlen Syndrome (IS) is a perceptual problem that prevents an estimated 10-12% of the population from being able to learn, read or study efficiently. Until now, it has baffled educators and the scientific community because it remains undetected by standard educational, visual and medical tests. Individuals with IS perceive the printed page and sometimes their environment differently. They must constantly make adaptations or compensate. Individuals may be unaware of the extra energy and effort they are putting into reading and perceiving. Symptoms include light sensitivity, inefficient reading, slow reading rate, attention deficit, strain or fatigue, or poor depth perception.

The patented Irlen Intervention Method uses precision tinted filters, worn as glasses (or colored overlays placed over reading material) to reduce or eliminate perception difficulties and light sensitivity. An intensive diagnostic assessment determines the web filter color. Since 1983, the Irlen Method has gained increasing support as a result of worldwide research and testing. Results include improved reading accuracy, better comprehension, increased reading speed, reduced strain and fatigue, improved academic performance, improved self-esteem, better sports performance and more effective study time.

Irlen screener & mom is excited by her “magic glasses”

The Verdict is in. Irlen Rocks. I have been doing Irlen Screenings for 2-3 years now, and seeing amazing results with my students and myself while using carefully selected colored overlays. Urging several of them on to visit with an Irlen … [Continue reading]

An explanation of Irlen Syndrome by Helen Irlen

as a guest presenter on a South American radio program titled "Color Lumenaries' RadioBlog – March 31, 2012 I want to thank Luminaries for the opportunity to speak to you today and for selecting me for the 2012 COLOR ANGEL Award presented by … [Continue reading]

New Way to Use Brain Scans Help ID Autism

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I Just Watched a 60 Minutes Broadcast Showing Ben Foss’s Intel Reader for Dyslexics Like Him

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Mom Describes Amazing Vision Improvement With Irlen Correction

Mom Describes Amazing Vision Improvement with Irlen Posted on June 14th, 2011 by KathyJohnson 0   Hi Kathy, Just wanted to give you a little update about A.  We went yesterday to Ottawa and met with Adele Francis.  She’s the … [Continue reading]

Irish Study of Children in Special Reading Class Found That Half Had Correctable Irlen Syndrome and 41 % Had Migraines (possible Corrected By Resolving Irlen Syndrome)

By Fiona de Buitléir According to Professor Helen Irlen, who identified this phenomenon in 1983, Scotopic Sensitivity and Visual Stress affect five per cent of the mainstream population and over 40 per cent of the learning disabled population, … [Continue reading]

Struggling To Read: The Irlen Method May Be The Answer

This is a testimonial posted by a teacher on the Internet Struggling To Read: The Irlen Method May Be The Solution I consider myself the luckiest person in the world. I love my job. Teaching since 1963, I thought I “knew at all.” However, two … [Continue reading]

Please read this typical success story of a young man who received his Irlen spectral filters

“Kevin, age 16, is in regular class public school, a struggling C-D student. He reports that text in columns moves, one marching up the page and the next one marching downward like ants in columns. Also, lines mesh together and, when writing, lines … [Continue reading]

Mom is happy that her daughters stomach upset after school ended after receiving her Irlen tinted lenses

Date: Sun, December 12, 2010 12:55 pm Hi Directors, I know that we all have a huge stash of client testimonials which give us warm fuzzies. However, this one just came to me and it has an interesting background but more important to me is the … [Continue reading]