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How Do Coloured Overlays Help Dyslexia?

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How Do Coloured Overlays Help Dyslexia?

Here at The Specs Place, we are committed to helping our patients who suffer from dyslexia. In this article, you will read ‘about how do coloured overlays help dyslexia?’. If you would like to book an appointment in order to test if you have dyslexia then be sure to get in touch with us today!

Reading is a very complicated skill and this is because reading specialists know that it takes a massive amount of skill. Which is why children who suffer from dyslexia often use coloured overlays in order to help clear up the print and reduce the visual stress that it brings without using them. Research into these coloured overlays has indicated that they reduce the symptoms of visual stress and increase reading fluency in around 20% of children in school. Of that 20%, 5% of children have found an increase in speed with overlays is greater than 25%.

Reading involves so many skills including perception, symbol recognition, sounds that symbols represent, decoding of words, cognitive skills, eye tracking, focusing and teaming, along with hundreds of other aspects. Therefore, reading is more complex than people often make it seem. When a child struggles with dyslexia, reading becomes far more complicated because the letters on the page literally appear to move around, change order and may even appear wave like to some people who are reading.

If you would like to book an appointment where we can help you to get some coloured overlays in order to help you or your child overcome the everyday battles of dyslexia. Be sure to book an appointment via our contact form or give us a call on 01782 330803. You can also like our Facebook page to in order to keep up with all the latest goings on here at The Specs Place.