Scotopic Sensitivity, also known as Irlen Syndrome (named after Helen Irlen, the psychologist who discovered it) is a perceptual disorder. This problem can manifest itself differently for each individual.
The solution is simple and inexpensive. Research has proved that specially designed colored overlays can remove your distortions in print. The testing process determines which exact shade is meant for you, as every individual sees things differently and each eye has its own way of processing visual information. The color you need in an overlay will not necessarily be the same as your spouse's or your child's. They may or may not need one at all.
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There are many skeptics out there who question Irlen because it seems "too good to be true". The Irlen filters have been researched and tested and have been around for over 25 years. The system has been personally endorsed by leaders in the fields of education, medicine, autism, brain research and dyslexia. Some trusted testimonials are below:
"When I first learned about SSS, I was skeptical. I never heard about it in my psychiatry training program. Yet, over time I had friends and family members who benefited from the treatment. Remarkably, when people obtain benefit from the treatment, it helps to balance brain function. One of the factors that drew me to SSS and the Irlen treatment is its simplicity and effectiveness."
Daniel Amen, M.D., Amen Clinics, Newport Beach, CA
"Individuals come to us for help with a variety of learning difficulties. Most show difficulty in decoding/spelling or comprehension, but diagnosing the underlying cause of that difficulty requires sifting through many specific symptoms. We find it helpful to be aware of the particular symptoms Helen Irlen has identified for Scotopic Sensitivity, since that particular "layer" of difficulty is relatively easy to screen for and to resolve. And resolving any difficulty with visually handling a page of print can make it easier to develop other processes such as phonemic awareness or concept imagery."
-- Phyllis Lindamood, Director, Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes, California
"I have had a wonderful time with SSS screening, dazzled by the brilliance of your discovery. I can't get over my own obtuseness in never having picked up the distortions in the thousands of children and adolescents I have seen -- even though they were staring me in the face."
-- Margie Golick, Ph.D., Chief Psychologist, McGill-Montreal Children Is Hospital Learning Centre, Canada
"After one week those. that received the correct colored transparencies,. gained 6.6 months in reading accuracy and 19.35 months in reading comprehension."
-- O'Connor, Sofo, Kendall, & Olsen, "Reading Disabilities and the Effects of Colored filters," Journal of Learning Disabilities