Tag: learning difficulty


Lets talk 'Screen time'.... This seems to be a popular subject nowadays, for parents, particularly of children with ADHD, dyslexia and irlen syndrome, with many different devices finding their way into our lives for all sorts of reasons and whether it makes life easier or harder is debatable. Often overlooked is ... Read More
October 16, 2018Burg


I recently shared a Facebook post on the NAPLAN accommodations allowed for dyslexia students and it included reference to the C-pen Reader. In my reports, I already recommend to use the 'Text to Speech' facility on computers in my reports, but this sounds like a great tool for students of any ... Read More
May 11, 2017Burg



Homeschool discovery

Yesterday, I asked an adult client about his first experience of the Irlen Method: "One day, while reading to my mother during a storm, the wind blew some cellophane from the art table over my book. I really liked how the page looked all red, with the black letters, so I ... Read More
March 30, 2016Beatrice Burg


I’m often asked by clients, “So if my child has Irlen Syndrome, does that mean they are dyslexic?” These two conditions often overlap, but they can also stand alone and a person with dyslexia may not have Irlen Syndrome and vice versa. This is why it is so important for me to ... Read More
March 26, 2015Beatrice Burg


We must be way behind US in these episodes, so here is the one on Irlen Syndrome from last week’s “The Doctors” TV. (Past clients will spot “pumpkin face” in the section assessing for the lenses :-) ) Please share with anyone who is struggling with reading / writing / headaches… > DOCTORS TV: ... Read More
January 26, 2015Beatrice Burg


I tell parents of young kids to make the most of them before they go to school – because school ruins kids. They change. When I first had my kids, 30 something years ago, (that DOES make me feel old!), I experienced their transformation, from happy, curious, mischievous little individuals, eager to learn, ... Read More
October 8, 2014Beatrice Burg


Found this post of a Dyslexia awareness evening (Michigan) as part of Dyslexia Awareness month (USA) to discuss symptoms and teaching methods that help kids learn. Unfortunately no mention of the difference changing the colour of the paper can make, for the child who is struggling with learning. I would love to ... Read More
October 6, 2014Beatrice Burg