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Special_talent123

Irlen Syndrome (Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome)

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I have recently been diagnosed with Irlen Syndrome and on Monday will be having a evaluation for irlen glasses. T

 

hese are different from the Colormetry method because it focuses on more than just reading, but tests for all the perception issues as it is much more complex than written words. .

 

These particular Irlen method is 75 colours that make a thousand pieces in one lense to help my Irlen syndrome. The people i am actually seeing are from the Irlen Institute which qualified working with Helen Irlen there the only ones who allowed to say they are qualified and trained in this method.

 

Irlen Syndrome can be much more complex for people with autism such as

 

*light sensitivity - white on black gives me a headache, so does my computer screen

 

* Distortion white on black

 

* Losing my perception: waking up in morning forgetting the wall is there and banged into it.

 

*Flashing lights

 

* Bright lights hurt eyes, except for Blue, green and Red which i am calm in but cannot read in.

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Is a diagnosis different to going to an Irlen Specialist? I have been looking at this for my son but he reads okay and uses computer screen no problem. He likes the lights out overhead and has the side light shining upwards. Would this come under sensory differences which are underestimated in autism diagnosis? I think the visual input through his eyes meant the he could not process sound and appeared deaf. I also think this is why he keeps his eyes covered with his hoodie. He is seeing 'everything'.

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irlen syndrome is now under the diagnostic status manual its not just about reading the irlen specialist diagnosed me

 

I show u what i wrote, with support of the diagnostication what happened first and whats happening on monday

 

my website http://www.autie-for-independence.co.uk/irlen-syndrome

 

This site is what all the symptoms if they have lots then suggests it but the opticians or even NHS dont use Helen Irlen Method which they claim to be qualified unfornately i had to save up a deposit and paying by installments. This guy is really good he is also an asd specialist and he is legit he even provided me proof . http://irlen.com/ and if u want the link to him let me know but its quite steep unfornately cant get the funding unless u know of any family funding that will i cant get one at my age

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This one that im paying for he travels to use, and the diagnosticians on irlen.com are the only qualified as they have worked with helen irlen and qualified under irlen institute

 

Colormetry is different to the Irlen method

 

 

It has been official yes the lenses are going to help wow.

 

lots of tests hard to describe but in the end we found the right colours

 

'pink, red (think there a grey) and brown and wow my balance made a difference on those lenses. i was wobbly without and not wobbly on them. He reckons im more dyspraxic regards to my perception issues 'finding my way round, my way of trying process in what is said he could see my thoughts deep.

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trekster   

I recovered from scotopic sensitivity syndrome by having my fillings out and having a few chelation cycles. I know how strange that sounds but it worked for me. The last time I was tested they told me I didn't have scotopic sensitivity syndrome anymore. I found the specs really helped me concentrate, read and kept my ME at bay. I know many autistics who use Irlen or colorimeter lenses to help them in their lives.

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Hi :)

In 2007 my college identified me as having Irlen Syndrome/Scotopic Sensitivity by means of a computer-based assessment called a 'Quick Scan'.

 

I'm applying for Irlen filter glasses through the Access to Work scheme.

 

It was refreshing to find my AtW assessor had not only heard of it, but was pretty knowledgeable!

 

Most people I've spoken to about it haven't heard of it, and that includes an Occupational Health Advisor and the nurses who conducted my initial autism assessment! :balloon:

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laurasd   

Hi, I also suffer from Irlen Syndrome, along with photosenstivity and Epilepsy. It is a pain, especially at Christmas time, when everyone feels the need to put up flashing christmas lights.

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