Irlen Syndrome makes tracking lines or numbers difficult
The Krist Samaritan Irlen Clinic, Houston/Galveston had a visitor last week. Imagine you are 9 years old and have already decided ‘READING IS MY ENEMY!’ Young children losing heart because no matter how hard they try to read they still lose their place, skip words and lines - even when wearing the correct reading prescription. Irlen Syndrome is a visual processing disorder, nothing to do with the function of the eyes, but how the brain processes light.
In the VIDEO Ty explains how he usually loses his place when he reads or scans across rows of numbers. He then amazes his mom and sister, whilst wearing his individual Irlen tint, by reading numbers smoothly and fluently and accurately finding the next line. Mom had a bit of a sob when she first heard him do this. Usually he has to use a line guide underneath the line he is reading or he ‘FORGETS’ where he is up to. He told us that: ‘LETTERS RUN AROUND THE PAGE WHEN I TRY TO READ’. All of this was alleviated with his individual Irlen color combination. He even increased his reading level by a whole Grade! Cheers all around… a NEW CONFIDENT start… he commented ‘Reading is my enemy – or at least it used to be!’