My name is Juanetta Edwards and I have been screening for 16 years in the Kent area. I have Irlen syndrome and am passionate about raising awareness of this disorder.
Over 20 years ago, Helen Irlen, an American psychologist, began to study children and adults with learning disabilities and discovered a significant improvement in their reading ability when the page was covered with coloured acetate sheets. This lead to the discovery of a disorder involving the brain’s inability to process visual information- what is now known as Irlen syndrome. There are now 170 clinics worldwide.
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