Ballymena teacher on mission to help kids with Visual Stress Disorder
Ballymena woman Pauline Pope, a former teacher with 28 years experience of helping children learn, has recently launched a tutoring service for children and a speciality diagnostic service for Visual Stress Disorder.
Visual Stress, otherwise known as Meare-Irlen Syndrome, is a sensitivity to visual patterns, particularly stripes. In some children this condition can cause visual perceptual problems, which interfere with reading. The symptoms can occur despite normal vision.
Pauline feels passionate about helping children improve their reading skills while discovering a love for reading.
Pauline commented: “I would love to help as many children as possible who are struggling to read - 2 in 10 are believed to suffer from Visual Stress, but many know little about it. 50% of dyslexic people may also have this disorder.
“To help, I am offering diagnostic testing and the provision of the correct colour of overlay alongside, my tutoring to help children with their reading difficulties.”
If you have any concerns about your child’s reading skills or would like to chat with Pauline, she would be delighted to hear from you and to help in any way she can.
You can private message Pauline through her Facebook page, found at the link below: