Can I screen myself for Irlen® Syndrome?
If you have Irlen® Syndrome, you likely perceive the world differently and aren’t necessarily aware of what “normal” should look or feel like, which makes it difficult for you to determine the optimal color for yourself. Without a screener, you might not have access to the full palette of colors. You might select the wrong color and conclude that it just doesn’t work. Worst case, you could pick a color that can lead to increased discomfort and/or stress.
If you happen to find a color that works, without help from a certified Irlen® specialist, you may not qualify for special arrangements at school, like special seating, decreased lighting, colored paper, or wearing a visor.
Irlen® screeners undergo training to take you through a series of diagnostic tasks designed specifically to trigger your symptoms. We use a combination of task performance, behavioral observation, and client feedback to make sure your symptoms are properly identified. This insures you are given the correct color and special arrangements for school can be identified.