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
Tina Yates is an Irlen Diagnostician based in Bury St Edmunds although she works in a much wider area, sometimes traveling to clients homes.
An Irlen Screener is certified to administer the first testing session and determine whether an individual will benefit from further evaluation for Irlen Spectral Filters. Contact Irlen East for your nearest screener (See link on the right panel).
As an Irlen Diagnostician Tina is certified to administer both testing sessions. During the initial testing session, an individual is screened to determine whether they will benefit from wearing Irlen Spectral Filters, the specific areas of improvement, and the amount of improvement for reading and other academic activities. In addition, during this session 12 other areas will be evaluated and recommendations made. Only Irlen Diagnosticians are certified to test and determine your customised spectral filters worn as Irlen glasses or contact lenses.
Irlen syndrome is a complex and variable condition which can often coexist with learning difficulties. Irlen Syndrome can be found in combination with dyslexia, autism, ADHD, dyspraxia, dysphasia, or hyperactivity. This light sensitivity can also lead to overloading the other senses, often triggering distress and migraines.