Symptoms of Irlen Syndrome include:
Sensitivity to bright lights
Headaches or fatigue when reading
Short reading time
Poor depth perception
Slow reading and reading errors
Poor comprehension and retention
At Expressways To Learning® - TN, screening assessments are provided for this syndrome. For people with Irlen Syndrome, some assistance may be obtained by the use of low-cost colored filters, which we have available. Many students who participate in the Expressways To Learning® programs experience improvement or resolution of symptoms. For some people, best results will be obtained by referral to an Irlen Diagnostician for a more intensive diagnostic procedure and for fitting with colored lenses. Benefits from treatment may include elimination of headaches and fatigue from reading, and improvement in academics, coordination, and self-confidence.
To see if you or someone you know has Irlen Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome, take the Short Self-Test.