I have, in 11 years of teaching, had 1 student with Irlen Syndrome. He and his mother both wore tinted glasses. I had not heard of this syndrome prior to having him. I do use colored overlays from time to time, though for a different reason. Some students just PREFER not so see the bright white paper. And if I can eliminate one more distraction from their reading, you bet I'm going to! Whether it's a placebo effect or not, if it helps them I'm game!
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