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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 March 27, 2013

    Many Children With Autism Overcome Delayed Speech
    U.S. researchers looked at 535 children with autism spectrum disorder who did not attain phrase speech before age 4 and found that 70% acquired phrase speech and 47% acquired fluent speech after age 4. Children with higher scores in nonverbal intelligence tests and lower levels of social impairment were more likely to overcome language delays, and sooner, the study in the journal Pediatrics showed. News (3/4)

    Irlen Institute Will Advertise in Old Schoolhouse Magazine For Parents Who Homeschool
    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.

    ADHD Symptoms Can Persist Into Adulthood
    Nearly 30% of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder continued to have the disorder at age 27, according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics. Childhood ADHD also was linked to at least one other adult psychiatric disorder in almost 57% of cases, researchers said. USA Today (3/4)

    Good News About Irlen
    Terry Cassell, Irlen Screener, Counselor and Executive Director of Jabez Family Outreach, recently did a presentation for the Kiwanis Club of Rowan County, North Carolina. There was a lot of interest. She was approached by the Assistant Superintendent of Rowan County schools as well as the Director of Smart Start. They both want additional meetings in order to get the word out further. She also presented at the Stanley Co. DSS. Terry reports that people are asking, "why have they not heard about this before?” Terry, it is great that you are able to be the bearer of good news which can be of help to so many people.

    Game Simulates Sensory Experiences Of A Child With Autism
    Inspired by a documentary on autism, three programmers developed a game to simulate the sensory overload that some children with autism spectrum disorders experience. "Auti-Sim" generally has garnered positive feedback, but some individuals have criticized the game because they say it does not reflect their experience with the disorder. Mashable (3/7)

    Irlen Trip to Barbados
    Judy Palapala, Irlen Diagnostician and Library Media Generalist in Minneapolis, Minnesota, traveled to Barbados to conduct an Irlen Screener training class for a woman from Trinidad as well as renewal certification for two of the Irlen Screeners in Barbados. She also did a presentation for BAR, Barbados Association of Reading, a chapter of the International Reading Association. In addition she tested clients for Irlen Spectral Filters. Unfortunately, Judy came down with dengue fever during the second week. We wish her a speedy and complete recovery.

    How Do IPads Affect Learning?
    Researchers studying the use of iPads in classrooms in California's Encinitas Union School District say the devices generally are favored by students and parents. In the district, where every student in grades 3 to 6 has an iPad, 90% of students said the technology has helped them learn -- especially when used in math lessons. However, some parents say they want to ensure the technology does not replace hands-on learning; and teachers say the iPads can be distracting for students if not managed properly. The Coast News (Encinitas, Calif.) (3/1)

    Autism Sensory Overload Simulation Inspired by a documentary on autism, three programmers developed a game to simulate the sensory overload that some children with autism spectrum disorders experience. “This simulates what a trip to a store like Walmart can be like for me on a "bad" day. It's an excerpt from my "Inside Autism" documentary."  view video

    Presentation On Irlen At TED Conference
    Karen Murphy, Irlen Screener, presented on Irlen Syndrome at the TEDxHickory Conference on March 23. Her presentation title: “You Mean Words Aren’t Supposed To Move On A Page?” All presentations at TED Conferences are videotaped and put online to be shared with the world through the TED site and YouTube videos.

    Limited Data On N.Y.C. Inclusion Effort Shows Promise
    The first 260 schools in New York that placed more students with disabilities in inclusive classrooms three years ago saw test scores rise, fewer discipline referrals, and higher attendance than schools with students in self-contained settings, according to limited data released by the Department of Education. The data came as a result of a public records request by advocates of students with disabilities seeking more information about the state's inclusion program. (New York) (3/14)

    How "Reverse Inclusion" Is Changing One School's Culture
    An Ohio special-education teacher has created an elective class and club in which students without disabilities come into the environment where students with disabilities learn. She calls it "reverse inclusion" -- an approach that "brings typical peers into my classroom setting," she said. "It's not forced interaction, it's very natural," she said. "My kids aren't sitting by themselves anymore during lunch, and they're going over to each other's houses on the weekend. It's more than I ever thought it would be." The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)/Sun News (3/18)

    Students With Disabilities Use Eyes To Navigate Computer
    Students with severe disabilities at a Utah school are playing computer games and watching videos with an eye-tracking device, called EagleEyes. Electrodes -- attached near students' eyes -- track eye movements that then can be used like a computer mouse to point and click on items. The Salt Lake Tribune (Utah) (3/15)

    More Youths Are Hospitalized For Bipolar Disorder
    A report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality showed a 434% increase in the hospitalization rate for bipolar disorder among children ages 1 to 17 between 1997 and 2010. Children aged 5 to 9 had the highest increase in admissions for the condition. Family Practice News read more

    Using Movement To Help Students Learn
    Kinesthetic teaching can be extremely powerful for educators who understand the connection between school curriculum and creative movement, writes Susan Griss, author of Minds in Motion: A Kinesthetic Approach to Teaching Elementary Curriculum. In one example, students would be asked to "show" the teacher a certain image or idea -- allowing students to move their bodies to demonstrate the lesson. "By teaching through the universal language of movement, we can offer a chance for real success to children who may be caught in a spiral of academic failure," Griss writes. Education Week Teacher (premium article access compliments of (3/20)