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Visual Stress and Dyslexia

Visual Stress often occurs alongside dyslexia, but the two conditions should not be confused with each other. (This article is an edited version of a crossbow education blog)

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Coloured Overlays or Reading Rulers: which are more effective?

Are A4 overlays or reading rulers more effective for increasing reading speed in children with Visual Stress? A preliminary report on research by Dr Alex Shepherd and Judit Veszeli of Birkbeck College, University of London.

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Case study: one teenager diagnosed with Visual Stress at age 14.

A particularly dramatic example of how coloured overlays can change lives

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Is THAT what you mean by a word? A single overlay may not be enough

A 6 year old boy decodes for the first time when given a double blue overlay.

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Five "Good Readers" are assessed for Visual Stress. The results are surprising.

The results of a "mini-survey" giving a full visual stress assessment to a selected population within one primary school. "Good Readers" were assessed with the Visual Stress Assessment Pack as a control group for comparison with another set of figures from 20 "weak readers".

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Workplace Factsheet one: Visual Stress and Dyslexia

More information on Visual Stress and the various interventions available: coloured overlays, reading rulers and tinted kenses.

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Visual Stress, Display Screen Equipment, and Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS)

The causes and symptoms of CVS and its relationship with Visual Stress, and how to organise work and the workplace to avoid or minimise it. The properties of different types of anti-glare screens.

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Rose-Tinted Glasses World Visual Stress Guest Blog

Rose-Tinted Glasses World Visual Stress Guest Blog

There are many products and adaptations that can help ease the symptoms of Irlen syndrome. When my daughter was diagnosed aged six I was certain that everything would get better once she had glasses with filtered lenses...

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What You See is What You Get - Dyslexia and Vision

One picture I use when I am talking about Dyslexia is of a climber on a wall, making his way slowly to the top. He has to concentrate on every handhold. If his attention is distracted he will fall to the bottom and have to start again.

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