Visual Stress is not an optical or medical problem; it is a visual perceptual dysfunction
This is a new project that Bethany's Legacy now offers. The funds raised though Simon's maths tutoring will fund a limited number of screenings for children under the age of 16.
We get asked a lot "what will i be experiencing if I suffer from Visual Stress and how will I know whether to book an appointment?"
Here are some examples of symptoms however every case is different and unique to the individual. There are also loads of other symptoms but here are the three most common that we see
1) Text distortion of some form or another, here are some examples of what that could look like to you and this is a particular problem when looking at black text on white paper
2) Headaches but more specifically, migraines.
3) Reading from Interactive Whiteboards or computer screens are difficult because of the glare.
Any of these sound familiar? We can help!
Simon's professional background is within the Education sector. He is an experienced teacher of maths and was also a Specialist Leader of Education.
Simon attended the University of East Anglia and achieved a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics followed on with a Post-Graduate Certificate in Computational Applied Mathematics at the University of Liverpool.
His teaching qualifications were earned from the University of Cambridge.
Simon is also a Master Instructor and 5th Dan in the traditional Korean martial art called Tang Soo Do and is the founder and Chief Instructor of the Community Tang Soo Do Association.
In March 2018, Simon was trained and successfully acreditted a Visual Stress Screening through the Visual Stress Consultancy Ltd.
All the above Simon achieved, but it was not easy. Simon has a number of learning difficulties which includes Visual Stress (also known as Irlen's Syndrome), Dyslexia and suspected Autism. What this meant was that his achievements were not easy to achieve.
This is why Simon is using his fundraising experience to generate income so that he can screen children under the age of 16 for visual stress and to provide a full diagnostic report (through the Visual Stress Consultancy) which offers guidance such as additional time in exams and identifying the correct coloured overlay to use when reading.
Simon currently screens in the West Midlands, Worcestershire & Warwickshire, so if you would like to enquire about screening, please use the contact form opposite.
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