The teacher is so right - do not pass them out like candy! Irlen falls into disrepute when people attempt to fix the symptoms like this.
You don't ask your mate for help with a medical problem - you ask the doctor and he/she systematically looks at the symptoms, tests and then prescribes. The doctor will treat the problem much better than an amateur. Same with Irlen - get a trained Irlen assessor/diagnostician to assess the kids and the results will be different.
Also, why ignore 699 pieces of positive research and make sweeping statements based on one negtive one - just becasue it is much-quoted does not make it good research.
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