Irlen Screening Raleigh, Durham & Cary NC

Irlen Syndrome is a neurologically based visual-perceptual disorder with a variety of symptoms including light sensitivity, poor academic achievement, difficulties with reading, poor attention and concentration, discomfort and/or fatigue, headaches, and poor depth perception. If you think your child has Irlen Syndrome, our trained Irlen screeners can provide you with an evaluation and a program that can help improve the processing of visual information. Contact our team if you have questions or to schedule an Irlen Screening in Raleigh & The Triangle.

Irlen Screening Raleigh, Cary, Durham

Trained Irlen Screeners In Raleigh & The Triangle

The only way to test for Irlen Syndrome is through a trained Irlen Screener, and while it generally tends to run in families, there is no other medical procedure or test for it. If you or your child has Irlen Syndrome, the Irlen Method can assist with decreasing the symptoms of Irlen Syndrome and increase academic achievement and reading performance. Approximately 46% of those with reading problems, AD/HD, LD or dyslexia can be helped with use of the Irlen Method, as well as individual who are seen as underachievers with behavioral, attitudinal or emotional problems.

What Exactly Is Irlen Syndrome?

Irlen Syndrome, also known as Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome, is present when the brain can not process visual information properly. This can make letters and words on a page appear to move or shift. Irlen Syndrome can create a barrier to learning and performing and affects people in a variety of ways. It can also present itself differently in different individuals. Some of the symptoms of Irlen Syndrome include:

  • Eye Strain
  • Difficulty With Reading
  • Headaches
  • Poor Depth-Perception
  • Fatigue
  • Print Looks Different
  • Difficulty With Math, Music & Handwriting
  • Low Motivation
  • Behavior Problems
  • Attention Deficit

The screening takes between 1.5-2 hrs. and a parent must be present (the parent will be tested at the same time). Colored overlays are used to assist with decreasing the symptoms of Irlen Syndrome.


Contact Us To Schedule An Irlen Screening

If your child is showing symptoms of Irlen Syndrome, it can be a good idea to schedule an Irlen Screening. At Developmental Therapy Associates, our trained Irlen Screeners can test your child for Irlen Syndrome and help them improve their reading fluency, attention, and concentration, while reducing light sensitivity. We also provide a number of other speech & occupational therapy services in Raleigh, Durham & Cary, including, but not limited to: Occupational Therapy, Reading Therapy, Therapeutic Listening, Speech Therapy, Autism Services, Safe & Sound Protocol, Handwriting Programs, Bike Riding Lessons, Interactive Metronome, Irlen Screening, Sensory Enrichment Therapy, and Feeding Therapy. With our 3 locations in the Triangle, it’s convenient to get an Irlen Screening if you live in Apex, Chapel Hill, Holly Springs, Garner, Clayton, Wake Forest, or anywhere else in the Triangle. Give us a call or contact us online for more information.