While reading do you:

1. Skip words or lines, lose your place, re-read lines?

2. Use your finger or a ruler as a marker?

3. Not notice the full stops and commas?

4. Read slowly, hesitantly or word by word?

5. Become fidgety, restless or easily distracted?

6. Have difficulty with comprehension?

Do you:

7. Avoid reading whenever possible?

8. Avoid writing tasks?

9. Daydream in class?

10. Seem hyperactive or easily distracted in class?

11. Lose your place when copying from the board or a book?

12. Make errors while copying from the board, a book or the computer?


While reading do:

13. Words look blurry or fuzzy?

14. Words move, double or look funny?

15. Your eyes strain?

16. You blink, squint or open eyes wider to help see the words better?

17. You find your eyes hurt, burn, itch, water, feel dry, feel sleepy?

18. You confuse letters, words or numbers?

19. You rub your eyes?

20. You move closer to or further away from the page?

21. You suffer with headaches at the end of the school day?

22. You feel exhausted or lack energy after school?

PHOTOPHOBIA (Light Sensitivity)

Do you:

23. Prefer to read in dull light or in a darker part of the room?

24. Find computer screens and/or white boards bright or glary?

25. Squint when outside, complain about the light, like to wear sunglasses or a hat?


26. Are you clumsy?

27. Do you trip on stairs, knock into furniture, spill drinks?

28. Do you have difficulty catching a (tennis) ball on the full?

29. Do you veer into you when walking beside them?

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You can also download PDF versions of the following Irlen Syndrome questionnaires:

Children's Questionnaire

Teenager's Questionnaire

Adult Questionnaire

Understanding Irlen Syndrome Booklet - dyslexia centre sydney

more info irlen com - Sydney Irlen Dyslexia Centre

AAIC - Sydney Irlen Dyslexia Centre