Red Deer Irlen Screening

Tracy Leiper, Certified Irlen Screener

I first became interested in Irlen Syndrome when my daughter was diagnosed at 9 years of age. We knew she was very bright and intelligent but was held back in the resource program as a child with a disability. She was not able to read and yet she was able to get very high marks in Math and Science. It baffled both the School professionals and us for many years. It was painful and heart wrenching to have to watch her struggle and frustrating to know she was not fitting in a regular program. What would the future hold for our daughter?

Irlen Syndrome knowledge changed our lives in such positive ways I believed more people should have access to this “Miracle”. Since then I have studied and trained to be an Irlen Screener with the hope that no other children will struggle as my daughter did.

In case you are wondering how things turned out…..Our daughter started wearing her “Rose colored Glasses” in grade 5 and quickly started reading everything in sight. She moved to a regular program in grade 6. She was on the Honors List in High School and will start College on an athletic Scholarship this fall. As I say… Irlen was a miracle for our family.

Phone: (403) 341-3663


Lisa Hansen B.Ed., Certified Irlen Screener

I have been a teacher for 11 years and I am now the owner of Sound Connections Centre in Red Deer. Sound Connections is a learning centre that specializes in literacy and language development for children starting from the age of 3 years old and upwards.

We work, using a multi-sensory approach, with children who struggle with literacy and or speech and language, children with learning difficulties, children who have conditions such as ADD/ADHD, Autism, Down Syndrome and other developmental delays and more. I took a keen interest in Irlen Syndrome since I work with children with various learning difficulties and I believe this is the cause of some of the difficulties I see with children coming into my centre. Now we can do even more to help!

Phone: (403) 347-3050


Carolyn Stolte, M.Ed., B.A., B.Ed., Certified Irlen Screener

In 2001 I began my teaching career with the Red Deer Public School Division. Over the years I have been a homeroom teacher for grades two, six and eight, teaching all of the core subjects at one time or another. I have taught a variety of subjects throughout my career to students from kindergarten through grade nine. Carolyn Stolte, Certified Irlen Screener.

I am passionate about serving learners and it is my hope that all students experience success and develop a joy for learning. I have had the opportunity to teach students who have Irlen Syndrome and it has been encouraging to watch them overcome struggles using coloured paper, their coloured overlays or tinted glasses.

Currently I am blessed to be able to be at home with my two little boys. I am thankful for the opportunity to stay connected with kids and learning by helping them overcome any obstacles they may have due to Irlen Syndrome. Please call or email me to book a time for a screening with your child. I look forward to meeting you!

Phone: (403) 347-5160


Elise Kruithof , Certified Irlen Screener

Phone: (403) 848-4717