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Irlen Syndrome often co-exists with other difficulties

Irlen Syndrome can aggravate other disorders and has been noted to often co-exist with a very varied cross section of complaints such as:

  • Aspergers
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism
  • Dyscalculia
  • Dyslexia
  • Dyspraxia
  • Light induced epilepsy
  • ME and lupus
  • Migraine
  • Stroke
  • Whip lash and other head traumas
and physical/behavioural disabilities such as:
  • Clumsiness and lack of co-ordination
  • Difficulty catching balls
  • Driving extremely cautiously
  • Difficulty judging distances
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Difficulty mixing socially
  • Difficulty organising thoughts and starting work
  • Sensitivity to noise
  • Inability to sit still
  • Low self-esteem
  • Withdrawn
  • Motion sickness
  • Faulty perception of colour
  • Difficulty expressing ideas clearly
  • Difficulty looking at a computer screen
  • Uses work avoidance strategies
  • Needs frequent repetition of instructions

The full diagnostic process consists of screening to check if a client suffers from Irlen
syndrome and may lead on to a diagnostic tinting session.

Irlen East has a network of Irlen qualified screeners throughout Eastern England screening in their local area. A tinting consultation can then be arranged and the diagnostician will travel to the client's school/college or home by prior arrangement.

Irlen screeners and diagnosticians are from the educational, medical and/or psychological professions and have undertaken extensive training with the Irlen Institute.

Helen Irlen was the first to identify and develop overlays and also tinted lenses to treat the visual perceptual difficulties associated with what is now internationally known as Irlen syndrome. Irlen lenses can be safely worn ALL the time and DO NOT colour what the wearer sees. Follow this external link to view an evaluation of Irlen compared to a different supplier
of coloured lenses .

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