Rhodia Fan Charlotte recently wrote to us with this comment:
A lot of research is coming out about dyslexia being caused by ‘visual stress’ which can be treated by using coloured paper. The traditional ‘Irlen’ pads used for this purpose are great but not such good quality as Rhodia and I just love Rhodia products. Maybe this is something you could think about as it is becoming every more popular. In my house we use lavender, pink, green and blue colours – a different set of writing paper for each of us!
As I was unfamiliar with the pads that Charlotte mentioned, a quick Google search shows their colors to be quite vibrant. Do you or does someone you know use Irlen colored paper? Would Rhodia paper in these bright colors be useful to you? Rhodia currently offers a yellow No. 19 lined pad. Clairefontaine offers a spiral bound book with pastel tabbed pages in graph ruling which is available in three sizes. Exacompta Index/Bristol Cards with graph ruling are available in similar pastel colors and are available in 4 sizes.
From the Irlen website: “The Irlen Method provides a unique service for some children and adults identified with reading and learning difficulties, low motivation, attention deficit disorder (ADHD), discipline problems, headaches and migraines, autism, and traumatic brain injury. The symptoms of Irlen Syndrome are wide-ranging, but our technology focuses on one core problem: the brain’s inability to process visual information. You don’t have to have a diagnosed reading or learning problem benefit from the Irlen Method. Even good readers and gifted students can be helped.”