Irlen Syndrome can make letters, numbers and musical notes 'connect together'
Chelsea is 12 years old and came to the Krist Samaritan Irlen Clinic (Houston/Galveston) to investigate why she had problems reading and hated to read aloud.
It turns out that she experiences a visual processing disorder called Irlen Syndrome which resulted in distortions of the text on the page, in particular letters/words move and connect together. As is usual this difficulty extended beyond READING to MATH and MUSIC making things like filling out a SCANTRON or READING MUSIC very challenging and errors were often made.
In the VIDEO Chelsea compares what is happening on the page when using her prescribed color of OVERLAY (clear, plastic sheet used over text/numbers) to what is happening on the WHITE PAGE. No wonder she used to hate WORD SEARCHES!