Understanding Irlen Syndrome and the Irlen Method
Bulletproof Executive Podcast Interviews Helen Irlen
GLASSES HELP BRAIN PROCESS VISUAL INFORMATION
Symptoms of Irlen Syndrome
LIGHT SENSITIVITY - Discomfort or difficulty concentrating or working under bright lights or fluorescent lights. Also bothered by glare, sunlight, or driving at night.
INEFFICIENT READING - Skipping words or lines, loses place, misreading words, reading lines from above or below, repeating lines, weak comprehension, or rereading for comprehension.
SLOW READING RATE - Inability to read letters, numbers, musical notes, or words in groups. Problems tracking, correctly identifying words, or ability to skim/speed read.
ATTENTION DEFICIT - Problems concentrating while reading or doing school work. May have difficulty staying on task, take breaks, look away, become restless, fidgety, or tired.
STRAIN OR FATIGUE - Feeling strain, tension, fatigue, sleepy, watery eyes, eyes that hurt, ache, feel sandy, scratchy, getting headaches, or feeling nauseous, dizzy, anxious, fidgety or irritable with reading and other perceptual activities.
POOR DEPTH PERCEPTION - Inability to accurately judge distance or spatial relationships. May be unsure or have difficulty with escalators, stairs, ball sports, or driving.