Irlen® Syndrome is a visual processing disorder.
Those affected range in age from 6 to 75 years. Irlen® Syndrome is genetic and tends to run in families. It can also be acquired through head trauma such as concussions or a traumatic brain injury.
What is the first step?
The first step in determining if a person has Irlen® Syndrome is to do a screening. Irlen® affects 15-20 % of the general population. Almost half of the individuals with reading difficulties and migraine headaches, and many individuals identified with Autism Spectrum Disorder may have Irlen® Syndrome. Many people are misdiagnosed with dyslexia or ADHD when the underlying factor of their learning challenges is actually Irlen® Syndrome.
If I think I have Irlen® Syndrome how do I find out?
After you complete a self-test, which we will provide, we will review it with you. We will look at the difficulties that you currently have. Then, depending on those results, we will schedule a screening with you.
How long does an Irlen® screening take?
A screening takes approximately 90 minutes. The screening determines if you have Irlen® Syndrome, the types of visual distortions, reading difficulties, the physical symptoms you are experiencing, and the color of overlay to alleviate those symptoms when you are reading or viewing printed information. The screening also helps to determine if you are a good candidate for Irlen® Spectral Filters.