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Dyslexia and coloured overlays

Signs of dyslexia can vary from person to person. In children, not all with the condition will display the same reading strengths or weaknesses.

Spotting the signs can be difficult, especially in younger children.
The term dyslexia covers a range of conditions with diagnosis usually made by a child psychologist. If you are concerned about how your child is progressing with their reading and writing, it’s best to first talk to their teacher and consider booking a sight test. There are tests that we can carry out to assess their stress sensitivity to glare and this is where coloured overlays could be of benefit. 

Read on to learn more about coloured overlays and how they could help mitigate visual perception issues.

Dyslexia sufferers often have other conditions, including dyscalculia, ADD and ADHD


1 in 6 adults has the reading level of an 11-year-old


Dyslexia isn't related to a person's general level of intelligence, people of all intellectual abilities can be affected


Dyslexia often seems to run in families. Certain genes inherited from parents may act together in a way that affects how parts of the brain develop early on


Between 5% - 10% of the global population suffer with dyslexia


What are coloured overlays?

Coloured overlays are sheets of coloured plastic that can be placed over a page of a book so as to colour the text beneath without interfering with its clarity. Coloured overlays reduce the perceptual distortions of text that children sometimes describe, some children can read text more fluently and with less discomfort and fewer headaches.
Coloured overlays
Tinted lenses in spectacles are available as a longer term option. It is important to assess the effects of a wide range of colours because individuals do not all benefit from the same colour. Book today if you feel your child might be struggling with their vision.

Is dyslexia genetic?

It is possible for somebody to inherit dyslexia from their parents as there is often a genetic factor in developmental dyslexia, and this would affect the regions of the brain responsible for reading and learning. However, other members of the family could present varying levels of the learning disorder.
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