Ahh I see picDo you or your child have difficulty with academic or work performance, behavior, attention, ability to sit still, concentration, motivation and coordination/sports performance?  Difficulty with some of these skilled areas can be affected by what’s known as Irlen Syndrome.  Some symptoms can include:  sensitivity to bright and fluorescent lighting and glare, slow or inefficient reading, poor reading, poor comprehension, poor handwriting, poor attention and concentration, eye strain, fatigue, headaches and migraines, dizziness and poor depth perception.  People who have seen improvements with the Irlen method include those diagnosed with:  Dyslexia, ADHD, Autism, sensory processing disorder, gifted, learning difficulties, traumatic brain injuries/concussions, psychological and medical problems.

Irlen Syndrome is a visual perceptual processing disorder, not an optical problem.  It is a problem with the brain’s ability to process visual information and stimuli from light.  This problem can run in the family and is not currently identified by other standardized educational or medical tests.  Only an Irlen certified screener or diagnostician can perform an assessment for Irlen Syndrome.  After an assessment is completed; identification of overlay colors will be determined to use for reading, writing or any other paper tasks that are affected by the spectrum of light.  Further along another assessment should be done with an Irlen diagnostician to receive colored lens to be worn as glasses for use with all activities of daily living. It’s a non-invasive simple method that can improve the questioning struggles one goes through on a daily basis.  Please contact InGym to set up an appointment with our Irlen certified screener Myron Dang, OTR/L.

To read more about Irlen Syndrome and the ongoing awareness go to: www.irlen.com