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Thursday, 05 March 2015 14:05

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Goods are new.

Returns will only be accepted if the goods are not as shown in the product photo.

You have the option of paying by your Paypal account or if you want to pay by credit card, you can do so when you are directed to the Paypal site.

Goods will be posted Express mail. If purchaser requires registration or insurance, that will have to be paid for by the purchaser prior to dispatch of the goods. Contact the seller if this is required.

Friday, 20 February 2015 11:52

Self Test

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Self Test

Take the self-test below to determine if you could be helped by Irlen lenses.

Tuesday, 03 February 2015 14:15

Privacy Policy

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Irlen Diagnostic Clinic Newcastle is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. Please read the following statement to learn more about how Irlen Diagnostic Clinic Newcastle manages your personal Information.

This Privacy Policy explains Irlen Diagnostic Clinic Newcastle privacy practices in relation to its Internet web site irlendyslexia.com. In some cases Irlen Diagnostic Clinic Newcastle web site may link or refer you to other web sites or organisations, which have their own privacy policy and practices.

Gathering of Information

Voluntary Submission: Irlen Diagnostic Clinic Newcastle does not collect personally identifying information about any individual website user except when knowingly provided by such individual. You always have the option not to provide the information we request.

Certain Disclosures

We may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or subpoena or if we believe that such action is necessary to (a) conform to the law or comply with legal process served on us or Affiliated Parties; (b) protect and defend our rights and property, the Site, the users of the Site, and/or our Affiliated Parties; (c) act under circumstances to protect the safety of users of the Site, us, or third parties.

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Irlen Diagnostic Clinic Newcastle web-servers automatically collect information about a site user's IP address, browser type and referrer by reading this information from the user's browser (information provided by every user's browser). This information is automatically logged by most websites.

Use of Information

The information collected via online forms or by browser type will only be used by Irlen Diagnostic Clinic Newcastle. All information sent to the Irlen Diagnostic Clinic Newcastle website is held on secure database and will not be used for marketing purposes. This information will not be shared with any third party companies.

Your Consent

By using our Web site you consent to our collection and use of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy. If we change our privacy policies and procedures, we will post those changes on our Web site to keep you aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we may disclose it.

Updated: 3 February 2015

 
Tuesday, 03 February 2015 14:15

Terms of Use

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Important Information

Welcome to the Irlen Diagnostic Clinic Newcastle website ("this website"). By accessing this website you agree to be bound by the Terms of Use ("ToU") herein. Irlen Diagnostic Clinic Newcastle reserves the right to modify or delete any part of the ToU without prior notice to you, and you agree to be bound by such changes. If you do not agree to these terms, you must not continue to access this website. In addition, if you are using a particular service on this website or accessed via this website, you will be subject to any rules or guidelines applicable to those services.

By accessing or using www.irlendyslexia.com you agree to the following terms of use:

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All content therein is the property of Irlen Diagnostic Clinic Newcastle.

Links

This site contains links to other sites. Irlen Diagnostic Clinic Newcastle is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these web sites. Irlen Diagnostic Clinic Newcastle does not forward information about our web site users to any link partners. If you or your business is interested in linking to Irlen Diagnostic Clinic Newcastle site, please contact us through the website.

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All information contained on www.irlendyslexia.com is provided "AS IS" and is subject to change without notice and is without warranty of any kind, express or implied. Irlen Diagnostic Clinic Newcastle does not warrant that the web site will operate or perform in a manner that is uninterrupted or error-free, or that the web site or host server will be maintained free of viruses or other harmful code. Irlen Diagnostic Clinic Newcastle, its agents and associates shall not be held liable for any damage actual, consequential, or incidental arising from action taken in response to information presented on this web site (which may contain inaccuracies or may be out of date).

Moreover, Irlen Diagnostic Clinic Newcastle cannot guarantee that any information, products or services that are delivered via the internet have been done so without error and accordingly Irlen Diagnostic Clinic Newcastle and its affiliates will not be liable in any way for downloading and/or internet related errors. IN NO EVENT SHALL IRLEN DIAGNOSTIC CLINIC NEWCASTLE OR ITS AFFILIATES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PARTY ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF OR THE COPYING, DOWNLOADING, DISTRIBUTION, OR MODIFICATION OF MATERIALS CONTAINED ON WWW.IRLENDYSLEXIA.COM, ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF DATA, PROFITS OR BUSINESS, COSTS OF COVER OR OTHER SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LOSS OR DAMAGE.

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Irlen Diagnostic Clinic Newcastle reserves all of its rights, including but not limited to any and all copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets, and any other proprietary right that Irlen Diagnostic Clinic Newcastle may have in respect of this website. The use of these rights and property requires Irlen Diagnostic Clinic Newcastle prior written consent. You are expressly forbidden to make any commercial use of this website or services provided within without Irlen Diagnostic Clinic Newcastle prior written consent.

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If you believe that your property has been used in any way that could be considered a copyright infringement or a violation of your intellectual property rights, Irlen Diagnostic Clinic Newcastle may be contacted via e-mail. Contact details are available via this website.

Legal

www.irlendyslexia.com is operated and administered from Wallsend, NSW, Australia. By accessing www.irlendyslexia.com you agree that the substantive laws of the Commonwealth of Australia (conflict of laws provisions excluded) shall apply to all matters arising out of or in connection with your use of www.irlendyslexia.com. All disputes arising under, out of, or in any way connected with your use of www.irlendyslexia.com shall be litigated exclusively in the courts in New South Wales or the Federal Court of Australia (Sydney Registry) or the Federal Magistrate Service (Sydney Registry) and to Courts which hear appeals and those Courts.

Updated: 3 February 2015

 

Sunday, 11 January 2015 19:15

Welcome

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Irlen Diagnostic Clinic Newcastle is a NDIS Registered Provider (#4050012024) supporting children who are struggling at school for no apparent reason. Their teachers and parents cannot understand why they are having problems reading. These children usually experience distortions of print when they are reading but THEY DO NOT SELF-REPORT because they do not realise that everyone else sees the words differently from them. They often cannot remember what they have read, and cannot recognise the same word when it appears on the next page. Our assessments involve the use of coloured overlays and specifically tinted Irlen Spectral Filters that are worn as glasses.

We also support ADULTS who are suffering from regular headaches, migraines, dizziness and/or nausea if they have not been identified as having a medical cause. 


Statistics say that at least one of these children will have symptoms of Irlen Syndrome.

A REAL LIFE STORY OF HOW IRLEN LENSES HELPED A STRUGGLING CHILD

This article demonstrates how important it is for children to be screened for the presence of Irlen Syndrome, which is a Perceptual processing dysfunction, sometimes known as Scotopic Sensitivity and Meares-Irlen Syndrome. Many children experience symptoms of…
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COLOURED OVERLAYS

Irlen overlays are the first step in helping someone who has been identified as having Irlen Syndrome. Once the symptoms have been identified, the next step is to put the different coloured overlays over the printed page to see if it removes the visual…
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IRLEN METHOD TO TREAT SCOTOPIC SENSITIVITY COMES TO TOMAREE

Harmonie Baker, 11, finds reading much easier since she's worn Irlen Method lenses.
Port Stephens Examiner A CLINIC destined for Tomaree Library once a month will assess children and adults for scotopic sensitivity, otherwise known as Irlen syndrome. For sufferers, the tell-tale signs are varied when reading, from words jiggling and swirling…
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THE TREATMENT FOR IRLEN SYNDROME

The treatment for Irlen Syndrome is NOT a programme but IS a method to help visual processing dysfunction. Many critics of Irlen suggest that if a child is diagnosed with Irlen Syndrome and provided Irlen lenses, it somehow removes the possibility of them…
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HOW WOULD YOU FEEL IF YOU HAD TO READ WORDS YOU COULD NOT SEE?

How would you feel if you had to read words you could not see? This is reality for some children.. do you think they would like school? See video below
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HELPING YOUR CHILD READ ACCURATELY

This video below explains ways in which you can help your child to read successfully. These children sometimes appear to be having difficulties reading, but sometimes, it is just the "technique" of reading that they use.
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DYSLEXIA AND IRLEN SYNDROME

Dyslexia is associated with reading difficulties for no apparent reason. If you look at the literal meaning of dyslexia, it is defined by the Collins English Dictionary as follows: "a developmental disorder which can cause learning difficulty in one or more…
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COLOURED OVERLAYS

When ever we are looking at white paper, all of the visible light spectrum (the rainbow) is reflected into our eyes. For people with Irlen Syndrome, some of these wavelengths of light cause visual distortions and discomfort. This makes it difficult for some…
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Article written in education review magazine July 2016

Irlen Syndrome: Educators and MDs Speak Out By: AAIC in Advertorial, In The Classroom July 14, 2016 0 The reason most people become educators, is to effect the lives of the next generation of humanity, in a tangible way, during their crucial juvenile years.…
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How light energy can interfere with the other energy systems in our brain

This is really fantastic science. For all of you who know that it is the colours in the light that make it difficult for people with Irlen it helps to explain how light can affect our brain. Because light is energy and travels to us in waves of energy but…
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Irlen Syndrome does not "go away".

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WE DO NOT "GROW OUT OF" IRLEN SYNDROME A number of students who come to see us have been taken to an optometrist because of their reading problems. This is usually in response to teachers advising parents to get their eyes checked. Some of these children are…
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Why is fluorescent lighting so discomforting for people with Irlen Syndrome?

In order to understand why fluorescent lights seem to cause discomfort for the majority of people with Irlen Syndrome, it is necessary to understand about the visible spectrum of light. The human eye can only perceive the colours that we see in the rainbow…
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Learning Difficulties Newcastle

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Irlen Syndrome can cause headaches and nausea A teenage girl came to see us today.. she is doing Advanced English and Extension English. She also has Irlen Syndrome (just found out today).. in Advanced English, she gets no support from the teacher and is…
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Reading Difficulties Newcastle

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Pencil grip..... Is it that important?? Have you even noticed how your child holds his/her pencil when writing? There are not many children that I see in the clinic that actually hold their pencil correctly. Most of them have no idea. It makes me wonder why…
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Reading Problems Newcastle

How do you think you would cope, if every time you sat down to read, after a few minutes, the words started to float off the page? It would be very disconcerting wouldn't it? Sometimes the words float right off the page, for other people, the words float up…
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Learning Difficulties Newcastle

Irlen Syndrome is Hereditary Imagine being 6 year old and trying really hard to read from your school readers and also trying to show Mum and Dad that you can read (but in fact cannot achieve what is expected of you). I met such a child yesterday, and she was…
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Learning Difficulties Newcastle

A little girl came to see me last week, along with her brother, Mother and Father. Dad has just found out that he has Irlen Syndrome (while his daughter was being assessed) and both children have it as well. The little girl sees words floating, lines look…
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Learning Difficulties Newcastle

A sad little girl who probably hates school, because she just can't succeed despite trying very hard.
Did you know that some people with Irlen Syndrome suffer from anxiety and/or depression. I even see some "little people" who have been diagnosed with anxiety and depression. That is sad. Whether this is a direct result from their Irlen syndrome or a…
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Learning Difficulties Newcastle

This sad face hides many thoughts. Isn't it wonderful when we can make a difference and change this to a happy face.
I saw a young man today, who has had to leave school because he is unable to do what is required of him at school. He gets very tired at school (and did so today, while sitting under fluorescent lights in the clinic). He has had special help at school over…
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Reading Difficulties Newcastle

I saw a young girl today who is in Year 9 at school. She was screened about 3 years ago and was given an overlay. We recommended that she come back for the Irlen lenses, but for whatever reason, she was provided with tinted lenses from an optometrist that…
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Learning Difficulties Newcastle

Children are always trying their best
If you have a child that seems to "fall over their own feet", then they may have a problem with depth perception, meaning that they have trouble judging distances. Children and adults with depth perception issues often have trouble hitting a ball with a bat,…
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Learning Difficulties Newcastle

I spent the day at Singleton today, and screened four young children who were really struggling at school and they had been referred to lots of specialists in an effort to find out why they were having trouble reading. All of them had Irlen Syndrome, and were…
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Reading Difficulties Newcastle

Helping Your Child to Understand Mathematics Lots of children have trouble transferring the mathematical concepts that they learn at school to "real life" and this makes it difficult for them to "get their head around it". Ways in which you can help them…
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Reading Difficulties Newcastle

Helping your child understand the relationship between mathematical operations can lead to success when doing maths. For example, Multiplication and Division are related as shown in the following examples. Multiplication gives an answer that is "greater than"…
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Reading Difficulties Newcastle

Some adults with Irlen Syndrome are quite good readers
Irlen Syndrome and Dyslexia Did you know that Irlen Syndrome is sometimes confused with dyslexia? Irlen Syndrome is not dyslexia, but many people (many teachers) believe that if a child (or adult) has Irlen Syndrome, then they have dyslexia, and that they are…
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Reading Difficulties Newcastle

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Coloured paper for HSC Exams.. We are still trying to get the board of studies to change their mind! Just goes to show that if we go to the press, we have a good chance of getting the BOS to change their mind.. share this with anyone that you know of whose…
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Reading Difficulties Newcastle

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It is sad that the Board of Studies thinks that just giving a reading test that lasts for only a short time compared to doing a whole HSC exam is enough to determine whether a student should have coloured paper for the HSC. We have tried to explain that the…
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Reading Difficulties Newcastle

Brain activity with and without Irlen lenses
There was a Dad who came in with his child yesterday and he said that he (Dad) had ADHD. His child has been diagnosed with Irlen Syndrome, and was selecting his specifically tinted lenses. Dad had a look through the lenses as well. When he did, he said that…
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Dyslexia and Learning Difficulties Newcastle

Helen Irlen has reported that Irlen lenses can help children who have autism and aspergers. See the following link. http://irlen.com/autism-asperger-syndrome-the-irlen-method/ Currently, there is research being conducted in Australia to determine the impact…
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Reading Difficulties Newcastle

Parents can be wonderful helpers of their children
Comprehension Questions.. Some children have trouble with answering comprehension questions because they either don't understand the question or don't know how to "look for" the answer. Comprehension questions are designed to test whether a child can 1: find…
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Reading Difficulties Newcastle

How many parents have heard their child say these words?
Dyslexia and Irlen Syndrome (Part 2) I certainly put the "cat amongst the pigeons" recently when I talked about Irlen Syndrome being confused with dyslexia! (see my Irlen Diagnostic Clinic Newcastle Facebook page June 5 post). I honestly believe that most…
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Dyslexia and Learning Difficulties Newcastle

Children try really hard, but when it gets too hard, they give up!
Children try really hard, but when it gets too hard, they give up! A little girl came to the clinic today to be screened for Irlen Syndrome. She is in Year 5 and was really struggling at school. The result of the screening indicated that she did have Irlen,…
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Reading Difficulties Newcastle

I was contacted by a parent today who had been referred to our clinic by an optometrist! Hallelujah! All too often, children are taken to optometrists because they are having problems with reading, and more often than not, end up with prescription lenses…
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Reading Difficulties Newcastle

words sometimes take on a wave-like movement.
See-Sawing Distortion How would you like words to look like this when you are trying to read? In the image, the words are not moving, but in reality, these words would be moving in a see-sawing motion. A number of children that I see actually experience this…
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Reading Difficulties Newcastle

I saw a little person today who reported that the words on the page went up and down like waves. This can make it really difficult to read efficiently. For some people, this "waving" motion can be flat on the page, or it can even be "lifting off the page" in…
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Reading Difficulties Newcastle

I saw a little person today who reported that the words on the page went up and down like waves. This can make it really difficult to read efficiently. For some people, this "waving" motion can be flat on the page, or it can even be "lifting off the page" in…
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Stay relaxed when helping your child read

Stay relaxed when helping your child read
Helping young children to learn their sounds and simple words. Learning The Alphabet "Learning" involves "recognition", "memory" and "recall". Probably the most important part of knowing the letters of the alphabet is being able to recognise the shape of the…
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Reading Difficulties Newcastle

Did you know that some children with Irlen can spell really well when they are asked to spell orally, but when they are asked to write the same words down, they do not get them correct and are often not even "near the mark". This is because spelling orally…
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