Some dyslexics find it easier to read text that
is on coloured backgrounds rather than white.
Black text on a white background can often seem to glare or even
flash, making it difficult to focus on the words
and causing fatigue. In extreme cases words can
seem to float around the page and become
Some dyslexics find it helpful to read with a
coloured sheet of transparent plastic (acetate)
over a white page or a coloured background on a
computer screen, while others find it makes no
difference. You need to try a few out to see which
colour suits you. If it makes a big difference
then it might be worth being assessed for glasses
with coloured lenses by an optometrist who has a
colorimeter machine. The lenses are often a
different colour to the acetate. If you are having
difficulty finding a supplier of acetate near you,
we welcome enquiries using the "Contact
Us" section of this site.
The theory behind this is that white light is
made up of different colours moving at different
frequencies. Some of the different frequencies can
cause confusion when the brain receives that
information. The coloured lenses filter out the
problem light frequencies. Many dyslexics are even
very mildly colour blind.
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that exercise your brain
now machines that are designed to train the brain
wave frequencies to behave in a different way.
This may help overcome some of the problems
associated with dyslexia.
Neuro-feedback has been used to train people to
improve memory by showing them their own
brainwaves on a computer and teaching them how to
control them. Other technologies use a visual
light display to stimulate the brain’s visual and
language pathways. This is claimed to improve the
way the brain processes information and lead to
improvements in reading, writing and spelling