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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 June 8, 2016

    Technology's Toll On Health And Performance

    Gulf Countries Embrace Irlen
    Mona Kazim, Irlen Diagnostician in the United Arab Emirates: “I'm being heard in all of the Gulf, getting phone calls from different places of U.A.E, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, and Oman. Last week I had an interview in Sharja Radia about Learning Disabilities & Irlen Syndrome, and next week I will be giving a presentation about Irlen Method in Emirates University.”

    Empowering Screeners...Great Results!
    Great news for central Illinois. Cheryl Mitchell, an Irlen Screener near Champaign (with the University of Illinois), has been interviewed about Irlen Syndrome. Her interview was shown at 9:00 am on Channel 3 in the Champaign area. Cheryl is a true asset for Irlen. Cheryl related that one of the people interviewing her has already called to schedule a screening for herself. Additionally, there is interest from the TV station to interview a high school client who is now wearing Irlen Filters. WATCH THE SHOW NOW

    Study Finds More Post-Concussion Symptoms in High-School Football Players
    High-school football players had an average number of 5.60 of concussion symptoms, compared with 5.56 for college players and 4.76 for younger athletes. The findings in JAMA Pediatrics, based on 2012 to 2014 data involving more than 1,400 sports-related concussions, also showed that young players were most likely to play within 24 hours of a concussion, followed by college students and high-schoolers. HealthDay News (5/2) Irlen Institute: For information on concussions: what you should know and what you can do to reduce symptoms after a concussion, read Sports Concussions: Getting back in the Game…of Life by Helen Irlen. This book can be downloaded as a eBook on Amazon or purchased in printable format from Amazon or the Irlen Store.

    Miracle Irlen Client
    Gloria Thomas, Irlen Director in Victoria, Australia, writes that she had a miracle yesterday. A lady, who was knocked off her bike twelve years ago and suffered a traumatic brain injury, needed help to get up the steps and also to walk properly. However, she tried to be self-sufficient but felt dizzy and nauseous most of the time. She couldn't eat much and is just skin and bones. With her special colour made into Irlen Spectral Filters, not only were the words on the page staying still but she said "I don't feel sick, this is perfect." Gloria had her stand up, and she was straight in her back and steady on her feet - it was just amazing. With her Irlen Spectral Filters, she was a different person and she said "I will now be able to go out for dinner." Irlen is able to give back a quality of life.

    What People Are Saying...
    Thankful To Have Found Irlen “I have just found your link and I can't believe what I have seen! I have been having problems with light sensitivity, headaches, seeing clearly and most of all problems with reading! I have been seeing a hospital consultant for the past two years, my optician referred me. I have had many tests, different prescriptions for glasses, but none of the tests have discovered why I am having my symptoms and that glasses are not helping me. I have been trying to explain what happens when I try to read, but no one seems to understand and I find it impossible to convey what happens why I try to read. And then I saw your link and there it was! Exactly what happens when I read!”

    Other Noteworthy News

    Bullying: Serious, Lasting Psychological Consequences
    "Bullying has long been tolerated as a rite of passage among children and adolescents, but it has lasting, negative consequences and cannot simply be ignored," committee chair Frederick Rivara, MD, Seattle Children's Hospital Guild Endowed Chair in Pediatric Research and professor of pediatrics and epidemiology at the University of Washington, said in a news release. "There is a pivotal time for bullying prevention, and while there is not a quick fix or one-size-fits-all solution, the evidence clearly supports preventive and interventional policy and practice," he added Children who are bullied may suffer a range of physical problems, including sleep disturbances, gastrointestinal problems, headaches, depression, and anxiety, the report notes. Forthcoming neurobiological research suggests that "social pain is physical pain, which underscores the serious nature and problematic impact of these chronic experiences with harassment," committee member Sandra Graham, PhD, of the University of California, Los Angeles, noted during a media briefing. Children who bully others are more likely to suffer depression, engage in high-risk activities, such as theft and vandalism, and have adverse health outcomes later in life compared with those who do not bully, the report notes. Children who both bully others and are victims appear to be at greatest risk for psychological and social problems.
    The report was sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the Health Resources and Services Administration of the US Department of Health and Human Services, the Highmark Foundation, the National Institute of Justice of the US Department of Justice, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Semi J. and Ruth W. Begun Foundation, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the US Department of Health and Human Services.

    Study: How Laptops in Class Affect Students
    Laptop use in the classroom may be a distraction for some students, according to a study from economists at West Point. Data show students with the highest ACT scores and grade point averages who use laptops in class scored lower than peers who did not have access to the technology. The Washington Post (tiered subscription model) (5/16)

    Study Links Concussions to Short-Term School Difficulties in Youths
    A study in the American Journal of Public Health found that youths who returned to school a week after having a concussion had a higher likelihood of needing a tutor and taking more time in exams, compared with those with injured arms or legs, while girls and those with two or more previous concussions had an even higher risk of school difficulties. However, the findings, based on 2013 to 2015 data in three emergency departments involving high-school and college students, showed similar academic performance between those with concussions and those with other sports-related injuries a month after the ED visit. HealthDay News (5/20)

    Gene Testing Uncovers Causes for Children’s Developmental Delays
    Genetic testing identified a possible genetic condition in 70% of children with previously undiagnosed developmental delays and led to the discovery of 11 disease-linked genes, according to a paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Treatable targets were uncovered in 40% of cases, said senior researcher Clara van Karnebeek, a pediatrician and biochemical geneticist. Testing the children’s genes improved clinical practice and potentially improved outcomes in the children’s health, van Karnebeek said. HealthDay News (5/25)

    Studies: How Lifestyle Habits Affect ADHD
    Lifestyle habits, such as regular physical activity, may help children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder manage their symptoms, according to studies published in the Journal of Attention Disorders. One study correlates a 20-minute walk with improved focus.
    The Washington Post (tiered subscription model) (5/31), Tech Times (5/31)

    Students Run School-Based Coffee Cart
    A coffee cart that opened this year at a Wisconsin school has given students with special needs hands-on lessons in work and social skills. Teachers say the business operation helped students gain self-confidence and teamwork experience and earned enough profits to provide a $500 donation to a local horse-therapy group often used by the students. Herald Times Reporter (Manitowoc, Wis.) (tiered subscription model) (6/2)

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