Joyce Forster wrote:
> Just a general query, does anyone else have students with Irlen
> Syndrome. It is a condition that that is improved by students having
> their examination answer booklets photocopied onto different
> coloured paper. The students are tested by our Learning Support dept
> and they ascertain which colour is best. We have now have 25 students
> requiring this and the number is growing every term. I was just
> curious to see whether other colleges test their students for this
> Joyce Forster
> Examinations Assistant
> Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form
> Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College
> Vane Terrace, Darlington
> Co. Durham, DL3 7AU
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Irlen Syndrome was named by Helen Irlen an Ed Psych in the States. It
was also named by Olive Meares in N Zealand (earlierI believe), so is
also known as Meares Syndrome or Meares Irlen Syndrome. Basically it
involves using colour to aid perception and learning. It is very
effective with some dyslexics, but is by no means restricted to this
group and it is estimated that it would help between 2 and 5 children in
every class of 30.
Does this help?