Irlen Screening Assessment
Irlen Syndrome is a visual processing disorder, rather than a vision problem. It affects reading and writing-base activities with children and adults seeing the printed page differently from proficient readers. Symptoms include a slow reading rate, inefficient reading, poor reading comprehension, strain, fatigue and an inability to do continuous reading. Students with Irlen Sydrome often appear bright but fail to produce to a level considered appropriate, and may have been labelled as “dumb”, “stupid” or “lazy”. Treatment employs the use of coloured filters or coloured overlays.
The video below shows how text can appear as blurry, rivers, halo, fading, ripple, see-saw, swirl, shaky, star war, wavy or washout. Some children and adults can see several distortions combined.