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Irlen Dyslexia Clinic Ipswich and Brisbane West

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Assessment of children and adults with Visual Dyslexia, also known as Visual Processing difficulties or Visual Stress. These difficulties are associated with how the brain processes visual information This is not a vision problem and cannot be accessed by optomerists or eye specialists. This is a brain based difficulty.
Testing for Irlen Syndrome can only be carried out by certified Irlen practioners.

Irlen Syndrome affects around 18% of the population and can can contribute to a variety of learning difficulties. It can affect concentration, behaviour and attitude to learning and may cause anxiety, headaches, migraines, low self-esteem, frustration and work avoidance.

Indicators for Irlen Syndrome include;
Light sensitivity, eyestrain, visual stress and fatigue when reading or working on a computer, difficulties tracking when reading – including losing place, repeating lines, using finger as a marker, slow word by word reading, slow to complete work, poor comprehension, print distortions, spelling difficulties, concentration problems, headaches and migraines, depth perception problems and clumsiness.

Irlen Syndrome is common to those diagnosed with phonological dyslexia, ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder.

The diagnostic assessment will determine whether Irlen Syndrome is present and whether Irlen Spectral filters will be of benefit to assist with visual processing difficulties.

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