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Irlen Syndrome is often misdiagnosed as other conditions

Irlen Syndrome is a visual-perceptual disorder that is often misdiagnosed as other conditions, though it can occur alongside them. Until the visual cortex is calmed by color, via reading overlays or lenses (Irlen®Spectral Filters), traditional methods of remediating, for example Dyslexia or ADHD, will not be as effective and learning will be impacted.

Irlen Syndrome is often misdiagnosed as other conditions

Irlen Syndrome is a visual-perceptual disorder that is often misdiagnosed as other conditions, though it can occur alongside them. Until the visual cortex is calmed by color, via reading overlays or lenses (Irlen®Spectral Filters), traditional methods of remediating, for example Dyslexia or ADHD, will not be as effective and learning will be impacted.

Irlen Syndrome occurs in the following percentages

It is also strongly hereditary (if a child has it, then usually the mother or the father has it). It can also be acquired via certain medical, visual or psychological conditions if they result in typical Irlen symptoms, such as headaches, light sensitivity and visual stress.

Autism (or higher due to non-reporting)

30%

Learning disabilities or reading problems

46%

ADHD, Dyslexia or behavior problems

33%

General population, including gifted

14%

Head injuries, concussion or whiplash

35%

Explore the condition further through video

An essential summary from the Irlen Syndrome Foundation.
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Helen Irlen demonstrates how colored reading overlays and colored lenses from the Irlen Institute can help dramatically with reading
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It's not Dyslexia if the letters or words move when you try to read them! Clinic Director Julie Yaxley helps a client using an Irlen reading overlay.

Clinic Director Julie Yaxley spreads awareness of Irlen Syndrome by explaining the populations that can be helped using the Irlen Method.