Irlen© Syndrome:

Looking through Rose Colored Glasses

irlen-syndromeRose colored glasses are from an old song back in April 1978, but have you wondered what it really means? People often see things differently whether it be politics or religion or just everyday things. In reality, people do view things physically different as well. Irlen© Syndrome is a perceptual processing disorder and with the use of color overlays you place over the text you are reading, actually can help individuals read.

Trouble Reading?

Do you have trouble reading but would love to read? Does reading often give you headaches? Do you get sleepy or fall asleep while trying to read? These problems happen more often than you would think and it is not because you are lazy or don’t want to read. You do want to read but just can’t! And the glare from a book or magazine’s pages are so glossy and the light reflects off of the glossiness making it impossible for you to enjoy reading. What if it is something important that you have to read such as a textbook in school or for college? What if it is required reading for your job and you just can’t concentrate because it puts you to sleep or gives you a headache?

Your difficulty reading is not your fault. There is a very good reason why you may be having difficulties reading. It is called Irlen© Syndrome. Irlen© Syndrome (also referred to at times as Meares-Irlen© Syndrome, or Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome, and Visual Stress) and is a perceptual processing disorder. It is not an optical problem, having nothing to do with your vision but it is actually a brain problem. It is a problem with the brain’s ability to process visual information. This problem tends to run in families and is not currently identified by other standardized educational or medical tests.

Irlen© Syndrome is Hereditary

There is hope and a simple solution! Joanette Woods understands from her own experience with difficulty reading both as a child and as an adult. She had difficulty reading and comprehending written information and as a child was labeled with a learning disability. It was not until 1998 when her daughter’s second grade teacher sent home a letter about Irlen© Syndrome asking permission to test her daughter. The results came in and her daughter did in fact have Irlen© Syndrome. This disease is hereditary and was handed down to her daughter from Joanette and to Joanette from another family member. Once Joanette found out it was heredity she was tested in 1999 at the age of 28 and she too was diagnosed with Irlen© Syndrome.

This new revelation became a new mission for Joanette Woods. With her 20+ years of teaching experience in public education, she has a new mission in her life. She became an advocate for individuals with disabilities such as learning disabilities (reading, writing, and math), AD/HD, autism, intellectual disability disorders, traumatic brain injury (TBI), dyslexia, and other medical conditions. She is a professional Screener, testing others for this condition. Using color overlays has brought freedom and enjoyment of reading for herself, her daughter and many others who had been diagnosed with Irlen© Syndrome.

Get Help Now!

If this sounds like you, why don’t you sign-up for a screening with Joanette by filling out the Request Screening form. Be sure to include any other important information about yourself at the bottom of the form. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to read?

Do You Have Difficulty Reading?

Do you have difficulty reading or concentrating and staying focused?

Incidence studies suggest that 46% of those with identified reading problems, dyslexia, attention deficit disorder (ADD), or learning difficulties suffer from Irlen© Syndrome.

 

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Irlen© Syndrome-What is it?

Irlen© Syndrome (also referred to at times as Meares-Irlen© Syndrome, Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome, and Visual Stress) is a perceptual processing disorder. It is not an optical problem. It is a problem with the brain’s ability to process visual information. This problem tends to run in families and is not currently identified by other standardized educational or medical tests. 

 

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Get Screened for Irlen© Syndrome

Joanette Woods (Irlen© Syndrome Screener), an advocate for individuals with disabilities and other medical conditions. Her mission is to help others find the enjoyment of reading through the use of color overlays. Make an appointment with her if you or someone you know who has difficulty reading. Please use the Request a Screening form or the Contact Me form for more information. Be sure to check out the videos!

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Next Steps...

Joanette Woods is a professional and experienced Irlen© Syndrome Screener. Fill out the easy Request Screening form for a screening or the Contact Me form for more information.

Take the Self-Test...

You can also take several self-tests from Irlen©.com. There are tests for color light activity, light sensitivity, autism and more.