Luke aged 8 is helped to read using a green Irlen overlay
What is the youngest age of children when their parents realize they need an Irlen Screening? Well, at my practice, usually it is between 7 and 9 years.
Luke is typical in that, although still young, he has already experienced reading failure and knows it! Quite often children have been taken out of Public School and are home schooled. Usually a variety of therapies have already been tried and assessments undertaken, for Luke it was vision therapy, occupational therapy and he was about to be tested for Dyslexia. However, it was only after the Irlen Screening, when using a green overlay for reading, that his visual distortions disappeared (in his case usually the text went blurry almost straight away and the words moved) and this enabled him to read words that he couldn’t before.
His mom was so excited she promised to do a youtube video showing him reading with/without his overlay and here it is… please take the time to watch it is under 2 minutes! Luke loves Superheros and has nicknamed the green overlay “The Hulk” and with it he is ready to take on the world!