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  • Irlen Screeners in your area
  • About Irlen Syndrome
  • • Distortions
  • • Facts about Irlen Syndrome
  • • Self Test
  • • Books and Reference Material

  • Traumatic Brain Injuries & Concussions

  • News & Updates
  • • Irlen Newsletters
  • • Irlen in the News
  • • Updates and Research
  • Resources & Information
  • • Irlen Information for Professionals
  • • Irlen Student Information
  • • How to help your Irlen Student
  • Scientific Studies
  • • References
  • • Scientific Research for Irlen
  • • Scientific Reasoning
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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.

    NEWS ALERT August 29, 2013

    Advertising in Old Schoolhouse Magazine
    The homeschoolers magazine, TOS Spotlight on 5 E-Newsletter, is a great way to connect with homeschoolers. The blast is sent down their email list of nearly 64,000 recipients and appears on their free mobile apps downloaded by more than 36,000 users. The first week of each month, the Spotlight E-Newsletter focuses on one subject category. For September, the topic is “Struggling Readers,” and the Irlen Institute will be one of only 5 spots. Not only will we reach nearly 64,000 homeschoolers with this E-Blast, but each of these E-Newsletters are archived on their website where readers can go to refer to these for years to come and the links are live indefinitely. Plus, the newsletter is fed through the TOS magazine homeschool apps for Android, Apple, and Kindle Fire and featured on their Homeschooling with Heart Blog. The Irlen Institute will print 200 words of text, our company logo, and URL to promote Irlen services in the body of the E-Newsletter.

    Client Corner
    Asperger's Syndrome & Dyslexia: Changes With Irlen Spectral Filters

    “My Irlen Filters allow me to recognize just how much pain I was in before I got the lenses. My daily Autistic melt-down/rage-attacks were caused by me being so overwhelmed by light. Now I never have melt-downs. Now I am calm most of the time (as long as I keep my glasses on). My Irlen lenses have changed my life!" If you work with or know someone with Asperger's Syndrome, you should read Shannon's 14 page blog. Shannon describes in great detail her difficulties and the areas and type of changes that occurred while wearing her Irlen Spectral Filters. To see her diary, visit:

    Shannon writes that two years after she first got her lenses, her mentally ill sister (Paranoid Schizophrenic, Multiple Personality, Autistic) finally got hers. Here is just a few of her comments: "These are BEAUTIFUL glasses! Wow. So Beautiful."

    Autism Aspergers Australian Network Magazine
    Irlen Screener Writes Article

    Fiona Randall, Australian Irlen Screener, will be writing an article about Irlen Syndrome and Autism for the new Autism Aspergers Network Magazine. Tony Attwood is on the advisory board for this magazine, and he suggested that she write and contribute an article about Irlen Syndrome and Autism.

    Color Coding Determines Learning Styles
    Colorado School District Pilots Program

    The 65,000-student school district is piloting a program at 14 campuses in which sixth-graders answer 84 questions that include how comfortable they are with switching back and forth between tasks, whether they will start a project before they have a plan, and if they worry about how their actions affect others. Based on their answers, students get a color-coded profile that outlines their preferred way of thinking by assigning percentages to four categories: social, structural, conceptual, and analytical.

    Research Study
    Late Preterm Babies Not At Greater Risk For ADHD, Learning Disabilities

    Slightly premature birth, between 34 and 37 weeks of gestation, was not significantly linked to increased odds of developing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder or learning disabilities, compared with full-term birth, a study in the journal Pediatrics showed. The findings suggest that late preterm children may not need to be closely monitored for signs of learning problems any more than their full-term peers.

    Preschoolers Who Stutter Have Better Verbal, Nonverbal Skills

    Australian researchers followed 1,619 children for more than three years, starting at 8 months old, and found that those who stuttered by age 4 had higher scores on verbal and nonverbal tests compared with children who did not stutter. The study published in the journal Pediatrics showed no substantial differences in the social and psychological development of stuttering and nonstuttering children. USA Today (8/26), (8/25)

    6 Sources For Free, Online K-12 Textbook
    This article details six sources for free, online textbooks and teaching materials narrowed to specific subjects in K-12 education. For instance, CK-12 Foundation offers student and teacher versions of books and user reviews of materials, while Project Gutenberg provides free digital versions of classic texts and a feature that suggests other books similar to ones selected. T.H.E. Journal (8/1).

    Teacher Training Simulates Sensory-Processing Disorders
    Students with sensory-processing disorders may find it difficult to learn in traditional settings because they often are overwhelmed by sights, sounds, and smells. Two dozen early-childhood educators in Kalamazoo, Michigan, recently gained experience of what learning is like for students with sensory disorders. Trainers asked educators to wear 3D glasses and take tests with crayons while listening to drumming and being squirted with water bottles. Teachers also learned techniques to take back to their classrooms, such as calming a child with a whisper. Battle Creek Enquirer (Mich.) (tiered subscription model) (8/1)

    How To Tell If A First-Grader Will Someday Drop Out Of School
    Montgomery County, Maryland, public-school officials have developed an early-warning system that could alert educators that a student is at risk of dropping out of school -- as early as the second semester of first grade. Under the system, educators examine attendance, behavior, and academic data of students in the spring of first grade and fall of third, sixth, and ninth grades. Officials say they are not yet using the data system to track individual students in real time. Education Week (premium article access compliments of (7/29)

    Induced, Augmented Labor Linked To Higher Risk Of Autism
    Infant boys whose mothers' labor was both induced and augmented had a 35% greater risk of having autism than those whose mothers had unassisted labor, according to a study in JAMA Pediatrics. The risk of autism also increased among baby boys for either procedure alone. Among baby girls, only labor augmentation was significantly linked to increased autism risk. Researchers said that intravenous drugs used during delivery may explain the findings; and if that is the case, approximately two of every 1,000 autism cases could be prevented among boys if their mothers do not undergo induction or augmentation. Reuters (8/12), CNN/The Chart blog (8/12)

    FDA Warns Against Use Of Oxygen Therapy For Autism, Other Disorders
    Hyperbaric oxygen therapy, approved to treat burns and decompression sickness, is not a proven therapy for autism, cerebral palsy and dozens of other disorders, according to a warning issued by the Food and Drug Administration. The agency further warned that some individuals are delaying proven therapies by using the alternative oxygen therapy and that it can cause dangerous side effects. Disability Scoop (8/23)