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1 in 6 People Worldwide Struggles to Read Due to Irlen Syndrome

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 1:24pm

While approximately half of those with this condition acquire it genetically, it can also be caused by brain injuries, high fevers, and viruses.

Key Points: 
  • While approximately half of those with this condition acquire it genetically, it can also be caused by brain injuries, high fevers, and viruses.
  • Children who are poor readers or poor in sports are often teased or bullied, resulting in feelings of shame or low self-worth.
  • In the Forward, Founder and Director of the Irlen Institute , Helen L. Irlen, explains the discovery of Irlen Syndrome and the progress made in treating it.
  • Author Catherine Matthias is a Certified Irlen Syndrome Screener and published author of six early reader picture books.