Ninon Klease is one of the few specialists certified to diagnose and prescribe the tinted filters (Irlen Spectral Lenses) used to correct Visual Processing Disorders, Dyslexia, sore eyes and fatigue associated with reading difficulties, poor depth perception, Autism and light sensitivity which can cause headaches and other physical symptons.
Ninon has a background in Education, having taught for 25 years, 10 years of that as a Learning Support Teacher. She has also worked as an Irlen Consultant for the past 28 years. Ninon is based at the Gold Coast Clinic and has professionally trained and certified Screener/Diagnosticians based at Ipswich and Toowoomba.
Irlen Diagnosticians and Screeners are members of the Australasian Association of Irlen Consultants.
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What is Irlen Syndrome?
IRLEN SYNDROME is caused by the way visual information is processed by the brain. It is not a visual problem and cannot be identified by standard eye tests or medical tests, nor can it be corrected by prescription glasses. However, a prescription may be included in the tinted lens if necessary. Irlen addresses the underlying perceptual processing difficulties and light sensitivity that can cause problems with reading, spelling and handwriting, and associated problems with concentration and behaviour, as well as symptoms such as difficulty with depth perception, eye strain, headaches/migraines and anxiety.
Irlen can also play a role in the challenges experienced by many individuals who have been diagnosed with dyslexia, autism, concussion and traumatic brain injury and cases of misdiagnosed ADD/ADHD. The Irlen lens can also assist with sensitivity to flourescent lighting and computer screens.
IRLEN SYNDROME is a disability recognised by the Federal Disabiltiy Discrimination Act(1993), Naplan Special Provisions and Queeensland Core Skills Provision.
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SIGNS & SYMPTOMS OF IRLEN SYNDROME
People with Irlen Syndrome/SSS can have difficulty with one or more of the following:
- Light Sensitivity
- Reading Difficulties
- Poor Comprehension
- Distortions with Print
- Eye Strain / Visual Stress
- Concentration Issues
- Headaches / Migraines
- Behaviour Problems
- Depth Perception Difficulties