Welcome! At Irlen Works, we help people alleviate physical, emotional, educational and professional stress and underperformance caused by untreated Irlen Syndrome.
Anyone who struggles with reading problems, headaches, depth perception challenges, Autism, brain injury as well as post-combat veterans, would benefit from getting screened for Irlen Syndrome.
If one tests positive, the solution is effective, gentle and chosen specifically for you. Irlen overlays, clings and Irlen Spectral Filters® can help reduce or eliminate Irlen symptoms.
Thank you for visiting Irlen Works. Please let me know how I can help you. Call me at 508-872-1010.
Daniel Amen, MD, Amen Clinics - “When I first learned about Irlen Syndrome (known then as SSS) I was skeptical. I never heard about it in my psychiatry training program. Yet over time I had friends and family members who benefited from the treatment, it helps to balance brain function. …One of the factors that drew me to the Irlen treatment is its simplicity and effectiveness.” - from the article “Light and the Brain” in June 30, 2004 issue of Brain In the News Newsletter
WHAT IS IRLEN SYNDROME?
Irlen Syndrome (also referred to at times as Meares-Irlen Syndrome, Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome 'SSS' and Visual Stress) is a perceptual processing disorder caused by the brain's inability to process specific wavelengths of light. It affects adults and children.
It is not about the eyes. It is about the brain and how it handles visual information. This problem is often inherited but can be also be caused by other factors. Certain medical conditions, illnesses and concussions all can trigger Irlen Syndrome.
It is not currently identified by other standardized educational or medical tests.
Irlen Syndrome affects 14% of the over-all population.
Do You, Your Child or Someone You Know:
Dislike bright lights?
Feel tired or have headaches, migranes or stomachaches after work or school?
Have difficulty reading or have learning disabilities?
Struggle to pay attention or concentrate?
Have trouble with depth perception?
Maybe Irlen Syndrome is involved!
Irlen Syndrome affects:
48% of people with Learning Disabilities
33% of people with ADHD, dyslexia and behavior problems
15% of average and gifted students
50% of people with Autism and Asbergers
55% of people with head injuries (TBI), concussions or whiplash
There is a gentle solution!
For additional information about Irlen Syndrome, visit irlen.com.
A video sample of Reading Distortions that can occur for those with Irlen Syndrome
THE IRLEN CHALLENGE
The visual system dominates all other senses. 70% of the information enters the eyes and must be correctly interpreted by the brain. You see what the brain wants you to see. If the brain does not interpret the information correctly then perception doesn’t match the physical reality of the world. Standard optometric techniques do not diagnose or remediate the perceptual distortions due to Irlen Syndrome.
THE IRLEN SOLUTION
This largely unknown and undiagnosed disorder has a gentle solution called The Irlen Method. The Irlen Method is scientifically proven to correct the issues related to Irlen Syndrome and is supported by experts in the fields of education, psychology, medicine, ophthalmology, and neuroscience around the world.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?
The symptoms of Irlen Syndrome are wide-ranging, but our technology focuses on one core problem: the brain's inability to process visual information. You don't have to have a diagnosed reading or learning problem to benefit from the Irlen Method. Even good readers and gifted students can be helped. See the Who We Help menu item for a full listing of symptoms.
WHERE DOES IT COME FROM?
Irlen Syndrome is hereditary and tends to run in families affecting males and females equally. However, individuals can acquire symptoms of Irlen as a result of illness, medical procedures or head injuries (like concussions.)
Saves lives - the emotional and physical components of untreated Irlen are widespread and can be devastating.
Saves money - the amount of money spent on unnecessary treatments for innaccurate diagnoses can cost families and school systems untold expenses. Ruling out Irlen Syndrome with its quick and cost-effective remedies saves financial resources that can be spent otherwise.
Brings comfort and relief - when one is physically comfortable and pain-free, is able to read and process visual information fluidly, one can flow in life.
Celebrates diversity - each person and his/her brain is unique and we honor and support each individual to be as comfortable and successful as possible, responding with their unique color requirements.
WHO DISCOVERED IRLEN SYNDROME AND WHO FOUNDED THE IRLEN FOUNDATION?
Helen L. Irlen is an internationally recognized educator, researcher, therapist, scholar and expert in the area of visual perception problems. She is a graduate of Cornell University and has been in the field of education for the past 40 years. Her background includes 15 years as a School Psychologist, 30 years as a Child and Family Therapist, Educational Therapist, Founder and Director of the Adult Learning Disabilities Program and Assistant Professor of Adult Learning Disabilities at Cornell University and Research Assistant at Cornell.
To learn more, go to - http://irlen.com/founder-helen-irlen
Some of the conditions that might be related to undiagnosed Irlen Syndrome.
ADD, ADHD, OCD, Dyslexia, learning disability, TBI, concussion, visual dyslexia, headaches, light sensitivity, SSS, bothered by glare, poor depth perception, inefficient reading, reading problems, eye strain, behavior problems, moodiness, chronic fatigue, anxiety, depression, bothered by fluorescent lights, low self esteem, nausea, anxiousness, Autism, Asbergers Syndrome, Lyme Disease.