gtodd
gtodd asks:
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Is there something tha makes a person "see a river through the words on a page"?

I have a parent who asked about a disorder that relates to a person seeing a river through the words on a page. Does anyone have any ideas about to what she is refering?
In Topics: Helping my child with reading
> 60 days ago

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lodell
lodell writes:
She could be referring to Irlen Syndrome which deals with light sensitivity.  You can visit the website at     www.irlen.com/   to view sample distortions.  The website provides lots of great information and might give you some answers.

Lisa O'Dell
Academic Adjustment Teacher
> 60 days ago

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kevin_edu
kevin_edu writes:
Irlen Syndrome, which is also known as Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome (SSS), results from the how brain handles visual information. Children with this syndrome typically experience distortions and headaches when reading. As this can lead to learning disorders and frustration with school it is important that your child seeks treatment immediately. If your child is suffering from these types of symptoms please see your doctor and inform them that you think your child may have the Irlen Syndrome.

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