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Brenda Self

Specialising in:  The Irlen Method   
The Irlen Method involves the use of coloured overlays and Irlen Spectral Filters worn as glasses and contact lenses which have been shown to eliminate the effects of visual stress and visual fragmentation. This technology can improve reading fluency, comfort, comprehension, attention and concentration while reducing light sensitivity. This is not a method of reading instruction. It is a colour-based technology that filters out the offensive light waves, so the brain can accurately process visual information. Everyone’s brain is different and the key to success is determining the exact colour needed. Coloured tinted lenses provided by others are not the same as Irlen Spectral Filters provided by the Irlen Method. Only certified Irlen Diagnosticians are trained to determine the specific frequencies to optimise performance from an almost limitless selection of filters. The Irlen Method is a non-invasive, patented technology that uses colored overlays and filters to improve the brain’s ability to process visual information. It is the only method scientifically proven to successfully correct the processing problems associated with Irlen Syndrome. This technology can improve reading fluency, comfort, comprehension, attention, and concentration while reducing light sensitivity. This is not a method of reading instruction. It is a color-based technology that filters out offensive light waves, so the brain can accurately process visual information. We help children and adults suffering from:
  • Reading and learning problems
  • Dyslexia
  • ADD/HD, Autism and Asperger Syndrome
  • Behavioral and emotional problems
  • Headaches, migraines, fatigue and other physical symptoms
  • Light Sensitivity/Photophobia
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI), whip lash, and concussions
  • Certain medical and visual conditions

Spld Teacher Assessor

Irlen Screener
I trained as an Irlen Screener(2000) to diagnose and assess the extent to which an individual suffers from Irlen syndrome. Individuals with this problem see the printed page differently, although they may not realise that they do.

The screening process gives me the necessary information for the provision of overlay/s to reduce or eliminate perceptual problems that may be affecting learning, attentiveness, behaviour and physical well being. I am also able to help the individual understand the reason for their difficulties and suggest strategies that may help them to achieve their potential.

Irlen Syndrome is a recognised disability (1995 Disability Discrimination Act case S100909/02). As I hold the Irlen Screener Certificate alongside a teaching Diploma in Specific Learning Difficulties, I am qualified to provide arrangements for students with Irlen Syndrome taking public examinations.

 

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