Yet another reporter has covered the benefits of providing colored lenses or overlays for improving reading performance. Based on subjective reports from a child and her father, Morgan Bond of television station KPVI in Pocatello (ID, US) described Irlen’s Syndrome as the cause and blue-tinted glasses as the solution to Noel Chapman’s reading problems.
In a new-to-me twist, there is a known etiology for Irlen Syndrome.
Irlen’s is primarily a genetic disability but it can be brought about by head trauma. In Noel’s case, it was genetically passed down to her, even though neither of her parents exhibit signs.
I wonder how someone (who?) determined that Ms. Chapman’s problems are genetic. Regardless, I hope that Ms. Chapman gets some powerful reading instruction very soon. That’s likely to help a lot more in the long run than the colored glasses.
And, I’m sad that yet more folks—parents, children, and reporters—have been taken for this ride.
Link for Ms. Bond’s story.