Irlen Syndrome meeting planned

A meeting featuring an expert in the area of Irlen Syndrome will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Westerner Park in Red Deer. Helen Irlen is an international educator, researcher and therapist in the area of visual perceptual problems.

A meeting featuring an expert in the area of Irlen Syndrome will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Westerner Park in Red Deer.

Helen Irlen is an international educator, researcher and therapist in the area of visual perceptual problems.

People will also learn about Bill 204, the Irlen Syndrome Testing Act, a private member’s bill proposed by Red Deer North MLA Mary Anne Jablonski that calls for Irlen Syndrome screening in school.

Jablonski, whose nine-year-old grandson has the disorder, has said the pre-screening would help improve the lives of the children inside and outside the classroom.

The little-known condition occurs when the brain is unable to properly filter the colour spectrum. People with the condition often wear different coloured lenses in order to read.

The meeting will be held at the Harvest Centre, 4847 19th St., in the Heartland Room.

For more information call Jablonski’s office at 403-342-2263.