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  • Traumatic Brain Injuries & Concussions

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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 December 20, 2013

    This holiday season, consider giving the gift of IRLEN!
    Contact the Irlen Institute for more information

    New Irlen Diagnostician
    Queensland, Australia. Jennifer Webster is a fully qualified teacher with over 20 years’ teaching experience across a wide spectrum of areas. She has taught in the primary and secondary sector in schools across Queensland and has extensive experience within the Vocational Educatio n sector, specializing in adult literacy and numeracy needs. Jenny has two children who were diagnosed with Irlen Syndrome in 2009, which provided the initial trigger to her interest in the area. Since then, she has become a member of the Australian Association of Irlen Consultants and a strong Irlen advocate. She will be working with Irlen Director Ninon Klease. Jenny is passionate about providing every individual with the opportunity to learn. She lives by Mahatma Ghandi’s quote: “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you will live forever.”

    Thesis Published in Japanese Journal of Learning Disabilities
    Yuki Yokoyama has had her thesis published. She writes that “this will be a good opportunity to spread the study on the Irlen Syndrome in Japan.” Jpn. J. Learn. Disabilit., 2013, 22(4), 464-475 LD 研究,Vol.22 No.4, 464-475, 2013 Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome スクリーニング検査に関する研究 ─A 通信制高等学校に在籍する生徒を対象にし�A6─

    Young Athletes Return to Play After Head Injury
    Australian researchers found that among approximately 300 youths ages 5 to 18 tre ated for sports-related head injuries, 28% were permitted to return to play the same day they were injured. The study, presented at the annual meeting of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine, showed that 27% of children and teens who suffered such injuries were not quickly assessed by qualified medical personnel.
    The Age (Melbourne, Australia) (11/26)
    The Irlen Institute has found that many medical personnel are not aware that residual problems from a head injury, such as light sensitivity, headaches, and decrease in reading and other academic abilities, can continue for months and years. It is generally felt that problems from a concussion will disappear in a few weeks, but this is not always the case for some. There are recommendations of what to do after a head injury, but the only method for eliminating the residual problems mentioned above is the Irlen Method.

    Psychiatric Diagnoses Increase at Faster Pace for Youth than Adults
    Data on almost 450,000 patient visits between 1995 and 2010 revealed that visits to a doctor’s office that resulted in a mental health disorder diagnosis rose faster among those younger than 21 compared with adults. Young people also had a greater increase in visits to psychiatrists than adults, but increases in prescribed medications for treating mental health disorders were the same for both groups. The findings appear in JAMA Psychiatry.
    U.S. News & World Report/HealthDay News (11/27)

    Celebrity Brings Attention to Autism
    Following British singer Susan Boyle’s recent announcement that she had been diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, this article highlights seven other celebrities who also have disclosed their diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder. Actor Dan Aykroyd, who was diagnosed with Asperger’s as an adult in the 1980s, has said he used his obsessions with law enforcement and ghost hunting to create the movie, “Ghostbusters.”
    The Huffington Post/Healthy Living(12/12)

    Increase in Mass Shootings in Step with Increase in Psychiatric Drugging
    “While the data about the ever-increasing random shootings is important, it doesn't mean spit unless someone in a pos ition of power is willing to seriously question what is causing the violent behavior. A beginning point might be to ask if there is a common denominator among the shooters.”By Kelly Patricia O’Meara November 19, 2013.
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    Free Autism Webinars & Events
    Free Certificates of Participation are available upon passing an online quiz for select webinars. Some events offer Continuing Education Units and/or Continuing Medical Education credits. Watch for updates. Register at
    Dec. 11: Family-Centered Transition | David Hagner, PhD, Alan Kurz, MEd
    Jan. 15: ABC's of Healing | Maya Shetreat-Klein, MD, PhD
    Jan. 22: Transition, Adulthood & 'Failure to Launch' | David Black, PhD
    Jan. 29: A Whole Body Approach to Brain Health | Martha Herbert, MD, PhD
    Feb 19: Quick Start for Special Diets | Dana Laake, RDH, MS, LDN
    Feb 26: Implementing a Medical/Epigenetic Approach | Robert Hendren, DO
    Mar. 5: Understanding Epigenetics | Martha Herbert, MD, PhD
    April 23: Breakthroughs in GI Issues & ASD | Alessio Fasano, MD
    April 30: Inflammation and ASD | Eric Hollander, MD

    Music May Help With Pain and Anxiety
    Nurse researchers say their studies suggest music can have a role in relieving pain and anxiety. Registered nurse Linda Chlan at Ohio State University College of Nursing said music operates on many levels and can distract patients, while senior nurse researcher Sandra Siedlecki at the Cleveland Clinic found patients who listened to music had less pain, depression, and disability overall when compared with patients who did not listen to music.
    Voice of America (12/10)

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