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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 October 10, 2013

    Farmers & Merchants Bank Honors Helen Irlen
    Farmers & Merchants Bank has selected Helen Irlen as an honoree for their special program, “F&M Salutes People You Can Bank On.” She was chosen from many nominees as an outstanding leader in the community for her longstanding dedication and influence. The virtues and character she has demonstrated are highly esteemed by Farmers & Merchants Bank, an institution that has stood as a financial pillar of integrity for over a century.

    New Irlen Diagnostician
    Hong Kong: Stephen T. M. Chan is the Centre Manager and Occupational Therapist I at the Fu Hong Society Hin Dip Centre. He is responsible for planning the service development programmes for the Centre and supervising his team of Occupational Therapists II. He also provides therapy services to individuals with developmental disabilities. He sits on the Autism Board of the Fu Hong Society Hin Dip Centre, and his role includes providing staff development programmes for his team, as well as participating in various external programmes and bodies related to specialist support professional development and service delivery in Hong Kong. In December 2010, Stephen helped organize an Irlen Syndrome PASS Certification Training Workshop at the Fu Hong Society Hin Dip Centre, where he and his team were trained in PASS, along with a group of professionals from various education and support organizations in Hong Kong. Stephen has become a Clinic Director/Diagnostician to further help kids using tinted lenses and advocate in Hong Kong’s local education and examination system. He will conduct assessments in English and Chinese.

    Health Effects of Light
    Energy efficient" fluorescents/CFLs and most LEDs, as well as television and computer devices, contain the blue spectrum, unlike incandescents, and glare that are brain health problems for all ages. See page 24 of this article: "Brain News You Can Use: Effects of Light on Your Health"
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    Brazil Continues to Help Children and Adults
    Celebrating Client Number 2,000 at Hospital de Olhos de Minas Gerais
    The diagnostic group at Hospital de Olhos de Minas Gerais in Belo Horizonte are proud to announce that they are celebrating testing and fitting their 2,000th client with Irlen Spectral Filters!!!! This is emblematic: the 2,000th case is a child with cerebral palsy from an Ischemic episode during labor who has Irlen Syndrome in co-morbidity with global underdevelopment (neurologic, motor, language, etc.). The boy is going to be helped, and his mother cried when she saw him answering YES while picking the BEST one. In the picture we have Priscilla (psychologist), Marina (physiotherapist), Sofia (team coordinator and speech therapist), and Dr. Marcia Guimaraes, ophthalmologist and Irlen Diagnostician.

    Free Mobile App Offers Braille and Audio Formats
    The Library of Congress has released a free mobile application, the Braille and Audio Reading Download app or BARD, through Apple’s App store that allows users who are blind to download 50,000 books, magazines, and other materials to their digital devices in braille or audio formats. Since its release on September 20, the app has been downloaded by 3,000 users.
    Roll Call (free content) (9/24)

    Use of Antipsychotics in Children and Elderly Questioned
    As part of the Choosing Wisely campaign to prevent unnecessary medical treatments and tests, the American Psychiatric Association issued a statement questioning some uses of antipsychotics, including giving such medications to young people with any condition other than a psychiatric disorder. Routine use of antipsychotics or as first-choice treatments for people showing behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia is also questionable, the group said.
    USA Today (9/23)

    The Benefits of Irlen Filters in the Words of a Biohacker
    “As a biohacker who wants to figure out how to squeeze every last drop of value out of my body, I personally wanted the ultimate combination of visual performance and sleep enhancement. So I wasn’t willing to settle for simply blocking blue light. And this is where something called the ‘Irlen Method’ fits in… When I wear my personalized Irlen Filters while working at night, I sleep better as soon as I go to bed. When I wear them while tracking objects, such as reading music or tracking a tennis ball, I see more clearly. When I’m starring at a screen for a long period of time, I don’t get eye fatigue. I read faster. I comprehend more of what I’m reading. I don’t get distracted while reading.”
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    Ben Greenfield, fitness expert and author of many books on fitness and health

    Inner Ear Dysfunction Linked to Hyperactivity
    A study suggests some types of abnormal behavior have a physiological source and may offer a new approach to treatment.
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    Screening Tool Can Predict Long-Term PTSD Risk
    A screening questionnaire focusing on changes in a child’s behavior following an accident detected long-term post-traumatic stress disorders in 85% of children a week after an accident or burn injury, according to a study in the journal Pediatrics. This tool could help avert acute stress response from turning into a more chronic mental health problem, lead author Markus Landolt said.
    Science World Report (9/23)

    The Rise of Digital Motion Sickness: Video Games, 3D Films, and iOS7 Set to Make Condition the 21st Century’s Biggest Occupational Disease
    This illness is a variation on motion sickness which is caused by gadgets. Displays are now so good at mimicking reality, they disorientate the brain. The problem will only get worse as tech gets better, experts say. Digitally-induced motion sickness caused by iPhones, 3D films, and computer games will become the biggest occupational illness of the 21st century, it has been claimed.

    Tech experts have identified a variation on the traditional disorientating ailment, called 'simulation sickness' which is caused by looking at a screen rather than travelling in a boat, car, or plane. And they say the problem will only get worse, as gadgets become better at mimicking the real world around us. Normal motion sickness is triggered when our inner ear senses movement but our eyes don't see any. Simulation sickness is described as the opposite; we see motion which suggests to the brain that we should be moving, when actually we're stood or sat still. The phenomena has already been experienced by iPhone users who have downloaded the new IOS7.

    The Apple operating system uses a 'parallax' effect in their digital display which is designed to make the phone screen appear more 3D. Technology which causes images to 'pop out' at the viewer has long been know n to cause headaches because our eyes naturally converge to focus on an object moving closer. But because, in reality, we're still looking at a flat and unmoving surface, the eyes are fooled and become strained. And the bad news for tech fans is that this kind of disorientation is not expected to get better with advancements in technology. In fact, scientists have predicted that 3D displays and virtual reality gadgets will only get better at copying the real world. This means that the brain is likely to be t ricked more easily, causing more disorientation and more stimulation sickness. Google's latest gadget, Google Glass, is also expected to affect users who are predisposed to motion sickness.

    The hi-tech spectacles which will flash screens, text, and pictures into the wearer’s view has already been identified as problematic because it projects movement into a person's still field of vision. And it's not just expensive innovations which will cause problems. Nintendo already have consoles with 3D capability such as their portable Nintendo 3DS. In America, where Google has already tested its new invention, between 25 and 40 per cent of the population suffer from motion sickness. According to tech website Quartz, between 13 per cent and 90 per cent of Americans will be affected by simulation sickness depending on how realistic the gadget they are experiencing is.
    Mail Online iPhone and Google gadgets will cause simulation sickness for years =9

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