irlen-stats-graphicThe Irlen Method uses color overlays, spectral filters, and stress management interventions to provide relief from symptoms of visual stress, light sensitivity, dyslexia, dysgraphia, chronic migraines/headaches, sensory processing, anxieties, visual distortions which impact reading, math, writing, working at a computer monitor, attention, focus, behavior and well-being.

Irlen Visual Learning Center and Abilities OT Services provide group and individual educational assessments and interventions, tutoring, therapy, Brain Gym Consultation, The Listening Program, EFT/EMDR, educational consulting and case management.

Our offices are located at Pikesville Plaza in Baltimore, MD and  Amen Clinic in D.C.

Irlen Visual Learning Center of Maryland helps children and adults suffering from:

  • Reading and learning problems
  • Dyslexia
  • ADD/HD, Autism and Asperger Syndrome
  • Behavioral and emotional problems
  • Headaches, migraines, fatigue and other physical symptoms
  • Light Sensitivity/Photophobia
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI), whip lash, and concussions
  • Certain medical and visual conditions.
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Strokes
  • Anxieties
  • Glare Sensitivities
  • Autism
  • Other Physical Symptoms Associated with Visual Stress and Sensory Processing Disorders

The Harris Clan wearing their spectral filter lenses.

The Irlen Method is the only research-based method using colored overlays and spectral filters created from thousands of combinations of layers of colors carefully calibrated to eliminate light frequencies that are causing neurobiological stress overload.  There are over 4,000 educators in school districts who have been trained, and millions of children use Irlen colored overlays.  Helen Irlen discovered and created this method in 1980, and it is now being used in over 42 countries.  Helen Irlen, MA, LMFT, is the nation’s leading expert in perceptually-based reading and learning difficulties.

The Irlen Method is non-invasive technology that uses colored overlays and spectral filters created from thousands of combinations of layers of colors carefully calibrated to eliminate disruptive light frequencies to improve the brain’s ability to process visual information.  It is the only method scientifically proven to successfully correct the processing problems associated with Irlen Syndrome.

This technology can improve reading fluency, comfort, comprehension, attention, and concentration while reducing light sensitivity. This is not a method of reading instruction. It is a color-based technology that filters out offensive light waves, so the brain can accurately process visual information.

This method has received international acclaim and is included in professional journals and textbooks. It has also been featured in national and international media, including National Geographic, 60 Minutes, Good Morning America, ABC World News, NBC News, the BBC and TV shows in Ireland, Hong Kong, Netherlands, New Zealand, South Korea, and Australia.