He was 10. He was failing every subject. He didn’t like school. He felt stupid. He said his head hurt. He said his eyes hurt. His mom took him to the doctor. He was fine. He got his eyes checked. His vision was perfect. His mom found the Irlen Institute. Helen Irlen asked him to read the eye chart. He got every letter wrong. He seemed confused. He tilted his head to the side. He tried again. He got every letter wrong. He put on his Irlen Spectral Filters. He tried again. He got every letter correct. He read it so quickly, I couldn’t keep up. How did nobody know he had Irlen Syndrome?
It’s the same age-old question, over and over again. How did nobody know? It’s as simple as knowing the warning signs, so here they are. Tell a friend.