I've talked about Irlen Syndrome before - in fact, there is an entire page on Irlen Syndrome on this website. But I'd like to take the time to refocus on it here.
Irlen Syndrome is similar to Dyslexia, and it is actually incredibly common (approximately 20% of people are expected to have it, and about 50% of people with reading difficulties). To put it (probably too) simply, it is a visual processing issue caused by difficulty processing certain wavelengths of light. This difficulty can result in a variety of symptoms, and each individual might have a different mix or different levels of these (and more) symptoms:
We have a new worksheet/skills test available for those wishing to extend their students' skills and confidence in this area. I use this resource to help extend advanced year 4 students who are preparing to take the Selective Schools entrance exam and for those who need extension. I also use it with year 5 students who are not advanced in order to help increase their skills, understanding and confidence. It is designed to expose students to a variety of question types and terminology that is necessary to understand in maths in order to further support their understanding.The resource is only US$2 and comes with an answer sheet and a teacher's guide for beginning teachers, home schooling parents or casual teachers. Please note that this is a zip file, however if you prefer to be sent a word document or PDF files instead, we would be happy to arrange that.
Our primary contributor is Elissa, who is a qualified high school teacher and Irlen Screener.