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Reading Efficiency Test with Irlen Screening

If you experience difficulties with reading and learning due to a learning disability or a medical cause, then we have certified Irlen Screeners available to help you.
Screeners will use what is called “The Irlen Method” to determine whether a colored overlay can help your brain accurately process visual information.
The Irlen Method is the only research-based method that uses a non-invasive technology to prescribe a colored overlay to improve your brain's ability to process visual information.
It is the only method scientifically proven to successfully correct the processing problems using colored overlays and filters.
This technology can improve reading fluency, comfort, comprehension, attention, and concentration while reducing light sensitivity. This is not a method of reading instruction, but is a color-based technology that filters out offensive light waves.

Reading difficulty checklist

If you checked three or more of the items above, you might be experiencing the effects of a perception problem called Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome, which can interfere with your reading efficiency. We have a screener who can check whether you have this syndrome.

     INFORMATION: NRCC Adult Education, (540)674-3682; toll free, (866)462-6722, extension 3682.


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