Irlen Syndrome Test
Take our Irlen Syndrome quiz (below) to see whether you have any traits of Irlen Syndrome.
Do you have any traits of Irlen Syndrome?
Our Irlen Syndrome quiz helps to see if you have any traits of Irlen Syndrome. There are a number of questions throughout the quiz that ask you questions regarding how you perceive things, and other areas.
Please note that the quiz is just to see if you have any traits of Irlen Syndrome- it does not diagnose Irlen Syndrome. Unfortunately, we don't have the capabilities to offer diagnosis. If you score highly on the Irlen Syndrome quiz, we would recommend speaking to your GP.
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What is Irlen Syndrome?
Irlen Syndrome is not an optical impairment. It affects the brain’s ability to process visual information and in most cases it is hereditary. This causes physical symptoms like headache, fatigue, depth perception and inability to stay focused.
Irlen Syndrome is a spectrum disorder just like autism. This mean that a person with Irlen Syndrome can fall within a continuum of sever to mild.
of children with reading and learning disabilities are affected.
of people with dyslexia, ADHD or autism also suffer from Irlen Syndrome.
of the general population are affected. More common that heart disease or asthma.
Common challenges of Irlen Syndrome:
- Suffers from Light sensitivity
- Depth perception
- Sustaining attention and concentration
- Spatial and Body awareness
- Ball sports
"I often trip when I use the stairs."
"I always end up with headache when I read as the words move when I read."
"I feel uncomfortable when the lights are too bright or glaring especially at night."
Common Irlen Syndrome strengths
Examples of good jobs for people with Irlen Syndrome
- Job Coach
- Talent management
- Care assistant
- Call Centers
- Sales and Marketing