Ninon Klease on What is Irlen Syndrome?
Ninon is a Teacher with 25 years experience and the Diagnostician at the Gold Coast Irlen Diagnostic Clinic.
Ninon has supported and diagnosed many people of various ages and walks of life with Irlen syndrome to find their specific colour for overlays and lenses.
Irlen syndrome is a sensitivity to a certain ray of light in the light spectrum which affects how the brain processes the message sent back by the eyes. It displays itself in many ways It can be misdiagnosed as ADHD. We see many clients with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder), Literacy and Numeracy difficulties, light/glare sensitivity especially to fluorescent lighting, anxiety, chronic headaches and migraines.
These and many more are reasons why you, or someone you know, may benefit from an Irlen screening.
For the skeptics, you don’t know until you have a look and see the difference Irlen can make. Parents sit in with the child and many say that they had this as a child too….Is it hereditary?
According to the Irlen Institute:
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.
Ninon is an expert diagnostician, if you feel you or your child need a screening, I encourage you to book your screening with Ninon at the Gold Coast Irlen clinic today.