Mom is happy that her daughters stomach upset after school ended after receiving her Irlen tinted lenses
Posted Jan 09 2011 12:00am
Date: Sun, December 12, 2010 12:55 pm To: “Irlen Directors’ Chatline”
Hi Directors, I know that we all have a huge stash of client testimonials which give us warm fuzzies. However, this one just came to me and it has an interesting background but more important to me is the positive news about the school’s interest, which sorry to say is not too common in Canada. Perhaps this message will be of use to those seeking school support.
Background: From Saskatchewan, I used to travel to Kelowna British Columbia to do screening and tinting. In Bonnie Williams’ school (the first Canadian school to screen all students and help provide overlays and glasses), Laura Kerpel was a teacher. After several trips, we were able to persuade Laura to be tested and get Irlen glasses. Later, I trained Laura as a Screener and she moved to Ontario where we spend our vacations.
This is a letter from the mother of a child Laura screened and I tinted. The mother has given me permission to share this with you.
– Original Message – From: “D” To: “Laura Kerpel” ; “Beverley Butt” Sent: Saturday, December 11, 2010 11:04 AM Subject:
“Hey ladies, Just wanted to let you both know that she is doing SO well this year! I really, really appreciate the help you’ve given her. Her grades have really improved, her speed for completing tasks has drastically improved, but most importantly, she never complains about going to school anymore. This used to be a daily event. She says that she’s so relaxed reading with her Irlen glasses that even at school she feels like she could fall asleep! She’s also never come home with an upset stomach this year so far.
Thanks again! I am just SO incredibly relieved. I have been quite literally sick over it in the past myself, not knowing what to do for her. She forgot her Irlen glasses at the dance studio once and cried all night until the next day when we went back and they were there.
The lady who suggested we try Irlen is a friend whose kids have the Irlen glasses as well. They just moved here from Saskatchewan. But what’s really great is that her school has just recommended the idea to another family. It’s great to see that it’s now being taken so seriously by her school. Hopefully then other children won’t have to struggle as long as she did.
Thanks SO much!
PS – Laura, can I give your email out? The SERT at our school is wanting to recommend you to another parent of a child having trouble.