I never knew this syndrome existed! Your son is so lucky. I hope the eye specialists recognize this syndrome and make it public knowledge. Otherwise many more will slip through the net so as to speak.

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Quite by accident, we discovered why our 11-year-old son could not read

I was gathering books to return to friends one day when the book “Reading by Colors” by Carol Irlen caught my eye. As I was skimming through it, 11 year-old Anthony looked over my shoulder and said in a surprised voice, “Gee, those words look nice.”

I turned to him and said, “What do you mean NICE?”

Anthony explained, “The words are flat with the page and they’re not moving.”

I sputtered, “What do you mean not moving?”

Anthony shrugged his shoulders and said, “You know, the letters aren’t shaking and they’re not high off the page.”

I shook my head, “No, I don’t know what you mean.”

This particular page was grey with blue letters. I quickly turned the page to a white one with black letters. Anthony wrinkled his forehead and described what he saw…

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