The Irlen Method, to aid the brain's visual processing, can help with WRITING
This month Bella, who is 9 years old with 20/20 vision, came to the Krist Samaritan Irlen Clinic, Houston/Galveston for help when writing and reading.
The first stage of Irlen Syndrome remediation is being prescribed a colored overlay (clear, plastic sheet) to be put over text in order to combat visual stress and distortions on the page. The overlay has limitations as it cannot be held up to look through in order to see the whiteboard and you can’t use it when writing on lined paper or doing math on squared paper. Therefore, Bella had come to us for Irlen Spectral Filters worn as colored glasses in order to find a color that alleviated her difficulties.
During the session Bella described how numbers are usually “all blurry” and letters “move around the page”. When writing she can leave out words, letters or punctuation marks. She also has unequal spacing between words and differently sized letters. Bella finds it difficult to write on the line, this is because Bella finds it hard to see the black lines on a white page due to Irlen Syndrome and in the VIDEO she describes the difficulties she experiences without wearing her particular Filter color. She is now excited to try writing again!