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
My name is Liz McKelvie I am an Irlen Diagnostician and the ara of the Uk I cover is Scotland. I came to Irlen very much be chance, both my son and myself have Dyslexia and when he was 7 (now 20) I decided to have Irlen carried out as part of a range of routine assessments I wanted him to have. We have never looked back, both myself and my son have Irlen and wear Irlen Spectral Filter lenses. In my role within schools as a Dyslexia Friendly Schools Award examiner I am able to spot many children who can be helped by the Irlen Method, I am then able to arrange screening assessment where children are provided with coloured overlays and exercise books as appropriate. Many of the children and adults I see for screening assessments return for a follow up appointment for a lens assessment.
For more information on Irlen Scotland go to www.irlenscotland.co.uk