In a post entitled “Relief in sight for Micheala’s reading disorder,” Jayne Hulbert of the Taranaki (NZ) Daily News describes the case of a child who has been diagnosed as having Irlen Syndrome and is helped by viewing text through colored overlays. It’s the usual….
Micheala Kennard can’t wait to be looking at the world through her orange-tinted glasses.
But for now the Ohawe 11-year-old is making do with a coloured plastic overlay she puts on top whatever she’s reading. The tinted plastic stops words from moving around the page.
Micheala has a visual processing disorder called Irlen syndrome which means when she reads, words jumble and move around.
I do want to note that Ms. Hulbert mentions that there are people who are skeptical about the diagnosis and the efficacy of the interventions.
But, why does the press fall for this sort of story so frequently?