Saturday, October 6, 2012

Dyslexia and Irlen Syndrome: How wearing Irlen Lenses Can Change Your World

Dyslexia and Irlen Syndrome: How wearing Irlen Lenses Can Change Your World: View the clip here I have posted a great clip of an artist talking about how her life has changed for the better once she got her Irlen l...

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  1. I have dyslexia and Irlen syndrome I have a blog too Don't called me stupid so check it out

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  2. I'm glad I found your blog - I've been looking for more resources to show curious parents when I mention Irlen Syndrome. I am a screener, I became qualified a year ago, and I've aleady found that so many of my students, even up to year 12, have been undiagnosed. Sadly, some of them get right to their HSC exams (I'm based in NSW australia) without getting help. It's incredibly frustrating when schools don't accept it as a legitimate issue, but that is slowly changing, I hope...

    I recently wrote a blog post about this at I hope that more and more people come to understand abut Irlen Syndrome and the immense impact that Irlen filters can have on individuals' quality of life and learning. For all that people argue that it's a fad (only people who have never met someone with the overlays or lenses could say such a thing), light in the classroom is a huge issue. I've not walked into a single classroom where the majority of students didn't instinctively want the fluorescent lights to stay off, regardless of how dark it seemed.

    I recently wrote an article on the importance of Irlen awareness, with a couple of examples from my experience with Irlen students. If you'd like to check it out, the link is: http://www.learningandwriting.com/blog/refocusing-on-irlen-syndrome if you're interested, please check it out. And I'd love to know if you're on twitter.

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    1. Oh, dear I must be tired. Part of that did not make sense. Sorry about that! I'm usually very literate, I promise :P

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