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Hi All

Wondered if any of you have advice for a child in preschool who may be colour blind.

He is able to match bright primary colours but not consistent at naming them.  There is history within the family of colour blindness.

I think he may be too young to be tested but what activities would you provide and how would you adapt activities to support?

 

All ideas welcome.

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Think about the way you lay things out...so don't put red playdough on a red background. If you look up the site for colour blindness you can work out what if any his 'blindness' is (red/green blue/yellow etc) it is unlikely as you have found that he will not see any colour. If you find a decent optometrist they should be able to check it out (Family one may be the way to go as they know the history). The only other thing to add is i would teach ONE colour at a time....make sure he is really secure before moving on to another. Ive had children with colour blindness and eye problems the same rules kind of apply. 

much more common than one thinks!!. Have you seen the video of an american student who is given glasses so that he can see colour (he's about 13?) he looks in disbelief and bursts in to tears (())xx

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On 19/11/2020 at 17:21, finleysmaid said:

Think about the way you lay things out...so don't put red playdough on a red background. If you look up the site for colour blindness you can work out what if any his 'blindness' is (red/green blue/yellow etc) it is unlikely as you have found that he will not see any colour. If you find a decent optometrist they should be able to check it out (Family one may be the way to go as they know the history). The only other thing to add is i would teach ONE colour at a time....make sure he is really secure before moving on to another. Ive had children with colour blindness and eye problems the same rules kind of apply. 

much more common than one thinks!!. Have you seen the video of an american student who is given glasses so that he can see colour (he's about 13?) he looks in disbelief and bursts in to tears (())xx

Thank you.  Sooo helpful.

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