Dyslexia, Visual

Meares-Irlen Treatment More Effective Than Expected

Meares-Irlen Syndrome (also known as Scotopic sensitivity syndrome) is controversial visual problem linked to dyslexia that is treated by coloured (colored) lens or overlays. A study published in the Journal of Research in Reading demonstrates that coloured overlays can help far more children than expected.
In this study both [Rate of Reading test (RRT) and Developmental Eye Movement (DEM) test] were utilised to determine whether coloured overlays could enhance reading performance or scanning …. Improvements to the DEM scores occurred in 88% of children who continued to use overlays for more than 3 months. This compared with 60% sensitivity in the RRT.
Predicting the continued use of overlays in school children
See also: Toolbar for Dyslexia and Meares-Irlen Syndrome.

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