Table of Contents

  • 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
  • Useful Links
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  • Testimonials
  •      Free Irlen Self-Test

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    Irlen Syndrome Youtube Video example of Irlen Distortion.

    If you've ever wondered what it's like to read for someone with Irlen Syndrome, watch this video to find out.
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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 28, 2013

    New Video of Irlen Distortions
    If you've ever wondered what it's like to read for someone with Irlen Syndrome, watch this video to find out. This is also a great resource to share with family, friends, teachers, and doctors who are having a hard time understanding the difficulties associated with Irlen Syndrome.
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    Irlen Helps the Prison Population
    Another Big Success With Irlen Colored Overlays
    Marian Smith screened a man at the prison, and the Irlen overlays made an amazing difference for him as it has for other prisoners she has screened. “This prisoner approached me and admitted that he was having problems reading and that the words moved all over the page. He had never admitted this to anyone before because he had been laughed at by a teacher many years ago when he said this. He felt he could tell me because he heard I believed people when they said things like this and that I might be able to help him. I tested him and found he needed three overlays. He was amazed at how much the overlays improved what he saw on the page. When I checked his reading level with no overlay, he was at about 3rd gr ade. With just the green, he was at 5th grade. With all three, he was able to read at least 8th grade level, smoothly, quickly, and with comprehension. He couldn't believe the difference. He even asked if he could retake the GED using his colored overlays. He said that he knew he was smart, but the moving words got in the way. Now he could prove how smart he really was. He also told me that when he saw the difference that the one green made for him, he contacted his wife and told her to go on the Irlen website.&nb sp;He wants her to get his 7 year old son tested, as he thinks he has the same problem. He is also having her check to see if there is any way he can get tested for Irlen Spectral Filters. I've seen the overlays help other prisoners, but this is probably the most dramatic change I've seen.” Marian Smith, Irlen Screener

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    Nutritional Supplement Use for Austistic Spectrum Disorder
    This practical guide demystifies the research about biochemical abnormalities in individuals with autism and provides authoritative nutritional recommendations for addressing the medical symptoms associated with autism.
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    New Accessibility Feature for the iPhone iOS 7
    A new feature integrated into the new operating system, iOS 7, for iPhone, iPad, and iPad touch is the switch control feature. This was designed for people with low vision, bl indness, reading disabilities, dyslexia, and other disabilities. The switch control can be programmed to activate certain apps, such as Siri and volume control (higher/lower), simply by turning one’s head to the left or to the right. The switch control function can also highlight app icons on the screen in a sequential order. The user has the option to control the length of time each icon is highlighted before moving on to the next icon. These are just a few examples of the new switch control feature. You can simply conduct an online search of the words “iOS 7 switch control accessibility” to learn much more.

    Playing With Blocks Helps Children Learn Math
    Playing with blocks can help children learn math faster by improving their spatial skills, according to a study from the University of Delaware and Temple University. The study looked at 3-year-old children from different socio-economic levels and found that those who were able to use the blocks to build one similar to a model were better at subtraction, addition, and counting.
    The Christian Science Monitor (10/1)

    iPads Take Note-Taking To the Next Level
    While traditional note-taking restricts students to a single medium – paper – the iPad can help students develop deeper connections through multiple media. In this blog post, she writes that the iPad allows students to use cameras, microphones, typing, and drawing to take classroom notes – giving students the flexibility to listen and take photos or type each word if they prefer. Holland's blog (10/2)

    Brain Study Uncovers Window for Language Development
    Researchers looked at the brain scans of 108 children with normal brain development and found that myelin distribution was fixed by age 4, suggesting that any environmental factors affecting brain development will be strongest at a very early age. The study, which appears in the Journal of Neuroscience, indicates that early-intervention services for children with delayed language attainment should be started before age 4, lead author Jonathan O’Muircheartaigh, said.
    BBC (10/8)

    Testing Kindergarten Students Comes with Challenges
    New York City schools have begun administering standardized exams aligned with the Common Core State Standards to kindergartners. Teachers say testing the young students has been challenging as many do not yet know their letters – making it difficult to answer multiple-choice questions. In other cases, teachers said the students were trying to help each other with the tests because they misunderstood they were supposed to work independently.
    Daily News (New York) (10/10)

    NCLB's Deadline for 100% Proficiency Approaches
    Forty-two states, the District of Columbia, and some districts in California have been granted waivers from No Child Left Behind; but for eight states, this is the school year when they are required to meet the federal educational law’s requirement of 100% proficiency. California, Illinois, Iowa, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Vermont, and Wyoming previously have missed the benchmark, which has been looming for 12 years, by between 17% and 74%.
    Politico (Washington, D.C.) (10/15)

    Mood Disorders Are Common After Brain Injury
    A recent study finds that youths with traumatic brain injuries have an increased risk of developing mood disorders, such as depression. The risk of developing a mood disorder further increased when youths did not spend time in the hospital for their injury. Youths and young adults are likely to experience a traumatic brain injury after a traffic accident, assault, or sports injury. (10/17)

    Have You Heard About PANDAS
    PANDAS is found in children between the ages of 3 and 11 – before the onset of puberty. The symptoms develop rapidly, and children will experience some but not all of the following symptoms:
    • Increased anxiety and worries
    • Increased hyperactivity
    • Irritability and problems with mood
    • May become very particular about certain movements or activities
    • Phobias may develop
    • Sleep problems including nightmares
    • Problems with fine motor skills, math, or written language
    • Involuntary movements of arms and legs

    If a child has had a recent strep infection and parents notice unusual behavior along with any of these symptoms, it’s important to bring this information to the attention of a pediatrician.

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