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IRLEN® - One Clear Answer for Different Problems

  • bullet  Reading Problems
  • bullet  Headaches
  • bullet  Light Sensitivity
  • bullet  ADHD
  • bullet  Autism Spectrum
  • bullet  Brain Injury

Irlen Syndrome

The Irlen Method helps those with visual processing deficits that affect learning and attention, also known as Irlen Syndrome.

A child struggling to read

The Irlen Syndrome problem lies in how the visual information is decoded by the brain. People with Irlen Syndrome “see” the printed page differently from others and may be unaware of this. This can lead to slow and inefficient reading, poor comprehension, fatigue and limited attention span.

Many people with Irlen Syndrome report that the text on the page appears to change and may even experience fatigue, tiredness, headaches, sore eyes or other symptoms of strain, all of which make reading difficult.

With the aid of coloured overlays and tinted lenses individuals with visual perceptual processing errors report reduced reading problems, headaches, light sensitivity. The symptoms associated with ADD and ADHD, autism and other related ailments are often reduced.

Irlen Method Benefits

The Irlen Method can eliminate or reduce difficulties associated with:

  • Reading and learning problems
  • Dyslexia (visual)
  • ADD/HD, Autism and Asperger Syndrome
  • Behavioral and emotional problems
  • Headaches, migraines, fatigue and other physical symptoms
  • Light Sensitivity/Photophobia
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI), whip lash and concussions
  • Certain medical and visual conditions

Irlen Syndrome Simulations

Want to know why Irlen Syndrome causes physical symptoms? Watch this simulation.

Understanding Irlen Syndrome and the Irlen Method

This video gives an in-depth explanation of Irlen Syndrome and the Irlen Method.

Irlen® - Where the Science of Colour Transforms Lives

Coloured Irlen Lenses

Get Tested

The Irlen Method for testing and assessment is available in Alberta. We can help with treatment for those afflicted with Irlen Syndrome.

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Irlen Alberta Services

  • Irlen screenings
  • Irlen lens assessments
  • Irlen tint checks
  • Training sessions for Irlen screeners
  • Reading and writing assessments
  • Reading and writing tutoring
  • Sale of Irlen materials
  • Provide real solutions

Irlen Products for Reading Difficulties

Common Misdiagnosis of Irlen Syndrome

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Irlen Misdiagnosed as ADHD icon
Irlen Misdiagnosed as Behaviour Problems icon
Behaviour Problems
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Psychological Disorders