Using functional brain imaging for an improved understanding of Irlen Syndrome



Follow this link to Dr. Daniel Amen’s website for fascinating facts about the brain

http://www.amenclinics.com/brain-science/cool-brain-science/cool-brain-facts/As a neuropsychiatrist for 20years Dr. Daniel Amen’s clinics have amassed the world’s largest database of brain scans related to behavior, more than 21,000. He states that “One of the factors that drew me to SSS (Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome aka Irlen Syndrome) is its simplicity and effectiveness.

Brain Scan Showing Effect of Scotopic Sensitivity Before and After Wearing Irlen Lenses

See this excellent brain scan within the article “What is Irlen Syndrome?” Notice the large white areas illustrating how hard the brain is working to perceive without Irlen filters.

Read about brain scans by referring to Neuroimagery on Wikipedia

“Light and the Brain” article by Daniel Amen M.D. in his Brain in the News Newsletter

This article gives a good description of what is encountered with Irlen Syndrome and results of before and after brain imaging studies done with Irlen patients.

Connections Between Irlen Syndrome and Other Medical Conditions According to the Amen Clinic

Amen Clinics and Brain Scans

 

The Amen Clinics have amassed the world’s largest database of brain scans related to behaviour, more than 21,000. The brain is involved in everything we do. The clinics include screening for Irlen Syndrome in their assessments and testing. Dr. Robert Dobrin describes below the links he has found between Irlen Syndrome and a range of conditions. This is further evidence that Irlen Syndrome needs to be better understood by professionals and that testing for Irlen Syndrome needs to be incorporated into standard testing procedures.

“The Irlen Syndrome represents an intriguing and controversial spectrum of symptoms that remain invisible to most clinicians. During the last 32 months at the Amen Clinic, I have confirmed diagnosis of approximately 210 patients with Irlen Syndrome. Irlen Syndrome, depending on the severity and presence of co-existing disorders, contributed to anxiety, with a resulting spectrum of fatigue, irritability, and vulnerability with a diminished cognitive reserve.

Irlen Syndrome should be expected within the following clinical composites:

Read an explanation of SPECT Brain Scans in Wikipedia on the Web

Go to this link This is the scan that shows definite change in the brainscan of an Irlen client before and after receiving and using Irlen tinted lenses.

The Benefit of Treatment of Irlen Syndrome is Illustrated by a SPECT Brainscan taken by Dr. Daniel Amen in California

spectscanofbrain.jpegDr. Daniel Amen is world famous. This Spect scan shows before and after wearing Irlen filter lenses.

The Amen Clinics have amassed the worlds largest database of brain scans related to behavior, more than 21,000. The brain is involved in everything we do. The clinics include screening for Irlen Syndrome in their assessments and testing. Dr. Robert Dobrin describes below the links he has found between Irlen Syndrome and a range of conditions. This is further evidence that Irlen Syndrome needs to be better understood by professionals and that testing for Irlen Syndrome needs to be incorporated into standard testing procedures.

“The Irlen Syndrome represents an intriguing and controversial spectrum of symptoms that remain invisible to most clinicians. During 32 months at the Amen Clinic, I have confirmed diagnosis of approximately 210 patients with Irlen Syndrome.”

The “Geography” of Dyslexia

Findings via the journal Science illustrating why Irlen Syndrome may be a greater problem within the English language. http://smartkidspr.blogspot.com/index.html