Posted:31 March 2017
Author: Val Rathjen, Community Learning Network
Irlen Syndrome is a perceptual processing disorder. It is not an optical problem. It is a problem with the brain's ability to process visual information.
If you are working with learners that are struggling with their reading or comprehension skills, complain of headaches when reading or are sensitive to light then you may want to investigate Irlen Syndrome. Sometimes it just takes changing the colour of paper you work with, or a providing a coloured filter to put on top of books or documents.
Check out the website - look at the Sample Distortion link for an example of how this syndrome affects people.
Lots of great information and help is available.