Effects on Writing, Copying, Maths and Music – Not Just Reading

Irlen Syndrome affects the ability to access print when reading but also affects writing, copying, music and maths for students and adults in the workplace. This may include:

  • Glare of the page making it difficult to concentrate on writing.
  • Difficulty getting started and/or finishing work.
  • Strain and fatigue when writing.
  • Inconsistent size of letters and words.
  • Inconsistent spacing between words and letters.
  • Difficulty keeping writing on the line.
  • Poorly formed letters or inconsistent neatness.
  • Leaving out capitals and/or punctuation.
  • Writing is tiring and laborious.
  • Difficulty seeing lines on the page.
  • Inconsistent spelling.
  • Losing place when copying.
  • Copying a few letters or only one word at a time.
  • Leaving out letters, words and/or lines when copying.
  • Reversing letters.
  • Reversing numbers.
  • Confusing letters and numbers that look similar.
  • Difficulty reading music.
  • Movement of letters, numbers, notes and lines of music.
  • Misaligning numbers in columns.