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
- 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
Judith has worked with individuals with learning difficulties for 30 years. She worked for Bury Social services and Bolton Education Authority before gaining a Post Graduate Certificate in Education in 1993 and a Post graduate Diploma in dyslexia (Specific learning Difficulties – SpLD`s) in 1996. She has worked in a Further Education College for fifteen years; thirteen years as the dyslexia support Co-ordinator and 2 years as the Additional Learning Support Manager with specific responsibilities for Dyslexia and other SpLD`s. Judith has been an associate lecturer at the Manchester Metropolitan University for the FE/HE SpLD`s courses and has experience in delivering training in the UK.
Judith now works privately as an Irlen® Diagnostician, dyslexia assessor/tutor and trainer in the field of dyslexia and Irlen® Syndrome (Visual Stress) She holds a Practising Certificate; two years ago she was appointed a director of Patoss (Professional Association of Teachers of Students with Specific Learning Difficulties)
Irlen® Centre North West Lancashire