Becca is 10 years old and came to the Krist Irlen Clinic, Houston/Galveston after being diagnosed at school with ‘an uncommon form of Dyslexia’. Rebecca complains that the phonological (sound based) remediation is not helping as she already knows the sounds letters and groups of letters make, her problem is ‘Words coming up in my face, words flipping and not being able to see the spaces’.
Irlen Syndrome is a visual stress and visual perception difficulty (often confused with Dyslexia as it too causes a reading difficulty) and after finding a combination of colors for Becca, TO BE WORN AS GLASSES, all the problems on the page disappeared! Now she has a chance of succeeding with READING!
During the testing, as is usual, it was also found that other areas of the curriculum were impacted in particular MATH as she had difficulty tracking across lines of numbers and when she looked at graph paper she could only see ‘An empty box’ (so only the border not the squares within it).
In the VIDEO Becca explains how this difficulty with MATH not only affected her school work but also playing Battleships with mom!