- Irlen Alberta
- Irlen Syndrome
From the time I entered grade 7 until I was 25, I experienced 2-3 headaches a week, lasting 3-5 days each. On a good week, it meant that I was pain free 1 or 2 days. Essentially I had a headache for 15 years. In 2000, as I entered my first year as a middle school teacher, the resource teacher introduced us to the Irlen Method and my life changed! After scoring 12/14 on the self-test (good score, right?) I had myself screened and received my first overlays. Six months later I had my first pair of Irlen Spectral Filters. I will NEVER forget the joy I felt when I sat down and read for MORE than 15 minutes without a headache, sore eyes, or feeling physically agitated. I have never looked back.
In 2012 I had my youngest son screened, suspecting from infancy he too suffered from Irlen Syndrome. We both wear our ‘tints’ all the time, and his diagnosis gave me the final push to finally pursue my Irlen Screener Certification. I get excited every time I able to help someone perceive the world the way it is meant be perceived, and they realise that reading IS NOT a painful and exhausting task.
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