Irlen AlbertaThe Irlen Method helps those with visual processing deficits affecting learning and attention, also known as Irlen Syndrome. Call to find out more 403-896-0044.
The Irlen Syndrome problem lies in how the visual information is decoded by the brain and is not the type of problem that is identified or treated by optometrists or with prescription glasses. People with Irlen Syndrome “see” the printed page differently from others and may even be unaware of this. This can lead to slow and inefficient reading, poor comprehension, fatigue, and limited attention span.
Many people with Irlen Syndrome report that the text on the page appears to change and may even experience fatigue, tiredness, headaches, sore eyes or other symptoms of strain, all of which make reading difficult.
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Benefits of the Irlen Method
The Irlen Method can improve:
The Irlen Method has been featured in major national and international media including, 60 Minutes, National Geographic, ABC World News, Good Morning America, NBC News, the BBC, and other networks in Australia, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, South Korea and New Zealand. The Irlen Method has also been acclaimed in professional journals and textbooks.
The Irlen Method for testing and assessment is available in Central and Southern Alberta and in Cranbrook British Columbia.
Call 403-896-0044 for an appointment or for more information.
Is the Irlen Syndrome Common?
Incidence studies have shown and indicate that 46% of the population identified with reading problems such as; attention deficit disorder, dyslexia or other learning difficulties suffer from Irlen Syndrome. Those affected perceive distortions on the page being read. Science now confirms that Irlen Syndrome is caused by an over-excitation of neurons in the brain, which in turn is provoked by some light frequencies that light-sensitive persons cannot process effectively. In some cases the Irlen Method can help to reverse symptoms and correct reading problems.
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