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Reading by the Colors written by Helen Irlen available to purchase.

Learn more about the Irlen Syndrome by reading, "The Irlen Revolution" and "Reading by the Colors" written by Helen Irlen.
Both of these resource books are a must read for all those who work with children: teachers, parents, physicians, eye care professionals, and so on. I can just about guarantee that you will know someone who is affected by Irlen Syndrome and who will be eternally grateful to you for directing them to this resource.

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The Irlen Method uses precision-tinted coloured overlays and filtered lenses. The Irlen Method employs advanced spectrometer technology meeting strict standards of colour balancing for colour correction to correct light frequencies which are not processed correctly by those who suffer from Irlen Syndrome.

Nola Stigings - Irlen Specialist serving Central and Southern Alberta (including Red Deer, Innisfail, Calgary and Medicine Hat) and in Cranbrook, BC.

Nola Stigings, Certified Irlen Diagnostician/Clinic Director, President of the Canadian Association of Irlen Professionals (CAIP). Approved by the Irlen Institute for testing in Central and Southern Alberta (including Red Deer, Innisfail, Calgary and Medicine Hat) and in Cranbrook, BC.

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  A teenager discusses what the Irlen Syndrome is and how Irlen helped his life.  
       
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Facts About Irlen Syndrome

The Irlen Syndrome occurs on a continuum from mild to extremely severe.

Mild Profile
normal or high achieving person who reads slowly or must reread more than usual for comprehension

Moderate Profile
person considered to be an under-achiever or “lazy”, does not work up to their potential, feels frustrated that effort put forth at school does not result in achievement

Severe Profile
person appears to have intractable problems learning to read, and/or severe learning problems has a genetic basis – in 84% of students identified with Irlen Syndrome, one or both parents also were identified with it (Robinson, Foreman, & Dear, 1996) may be misidentified as ADD, ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia

Other Irlen Syndrome Facts

• may coexist with ADD, ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia – making students with each of these challenges more difficult to educate
• 15 – 25% of the general population has Irlen Syndrome (most are unaware)
• 45 – 50% (some say 65%) of dyslexic population has Irlen Syndrome (Whiting 1985)
• 50% of ADD, ADHD population have Irlen Syndrome (Irlen, 1993; Jordan, 1996; Payne, 1994)
• 45 – 50% of population with just a reading disability has Irlen Syndrome as the main cause