When a child is struggling at school and showing the signs of dyslexia. Often they are offered coloured overlays to help them read better. Many parents and teachers believe that using coloured overlays for dyslexia helps.
Coloured overlays are popular for dyslexia, due to a belief that dyslexic children struggle to read words on a white background. Many dyslexic children benefit from having a coloured filter over writing to help them read.
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Coloured overlays, also known as coloured or tinted filters, are a type of assistive technology used to help individuals with dyslexia manage visual stress and improve reading comfort. They are typically made of thin sheets of coloured plastic that are placed over text to filter out certain wavelengths of light, which may reduce visual discomfort and improve the appearance of text.
40% of dyslexic children also have symptoms of visual stress and may have Iren Syndrome. Not all dyslexic children have visual stress.
Only a test by a trained Optician can diagnose visual stress. Signs of visual stress include:
Scientific research shows that coloured overlays in the long term don't work for dyslexic children and are better for Iren Syndrome. This is a condition that causes visual stress and is a different condition to dyslexia. At first they may work, yet this can be due to many reasons. Such as the child enjoying having a coloured filter, rather than it improving their vision.
To help a dyslexic child read better, other reading aids can be more effective. Such as assistive tech, online reading tools and the use of dyslexia friendly teaching methods. Learn more:
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