Short Irlen Self Test


Here are some questions regarding the way you behave, feel and act. Each question has radio buttons to answer YES or NO. Try to decide whether YES or NO represents your usual way of acting or feeling. Then check those radio named YES or NO. Work quickly, and don’t spend too much time over any question, we want your first reaction, not a long drawn-out thought process. The whole questionnaire shouldn’t take more than a few minutes. Be sure not to omit any questions. Start now, work quickly and remember to answer every question. There are no right or wrong answers, and this isn’t a test of intelligence or ability, but simply a measure of the way you behave.

1.Do you skip words or lines when reading?
2.Do you reread lines?
3.Do you lose your place?
4.Are you easily distracted when reading?
5.Do you need to take breaks often?
6.Do you find it harder to read the longer you read?
7.Do you get headaches when you read?
8.Do your eyes get red and watery?
9.Does reading make you tired?
10.Do you blink or squint?
11.Do you prefer to read in dim light?
12.Do you read close to the page?
13.Do you use your finger or other markers?
14.Do you get restless, active, or fidgety when reading?