Children often learn colors through games and activities or simply the daily routine, however, if your child usually paints the tree canopy in red or the green poppies, it may be color blind. What is color blindness? Also known as 'color blindness', it is a difficulty to see the colors and their bri
Children often learn colors through games and activities or simply the daily routine, however, if your child usually paints the tree canopy in red or the green poppies, it may be color blind.
What is color blindness? Also known as 'color blindness', it is a difficulty to see the colors and their brightness and is more common in men than in women. The colors with which colorless children have more confusion are red and green. The good news about this pathology is that it is not serious and the bad news is that it has no treatment.
What to do if the child confuses the colors
Do you see the numbers that are hidden in the circles of the image? If you do not have problems to detect them, you are not color blind, otherwise, you should go to an ophthalmologist.
Knowing if a child is colorblind is easy, just do the Ishihara test. It consists of a series of letters containing circles filled with colored dots, like those in the upper image. Within the circles there is a form, number or letter that is only visible to those people who do not have any vision defect. However, depending on the degree of color blindness, some children can decipher the letters.
I have a friend whose son is colorblind, and he is a son of a colorblind person, a colorless grandson and a great-grandson of a color blind person, and even that is known. The child has learned the name of the colors associated with what he perceives, however, he is still doing the learning and his mother is always on the lookout so that he does not badly show the colors to his little sister, who is not colorblind.
This story is appropriate to explain that color blindness is a genetic disease and that, in addition, it occurs more in men than in women. The anomaly is transmitted genetically through the X chromosome, of which men only have one copy, while women, who have two X chromosomes, are more protected, since at least one of the two can compensate for the defective one. Da Color blindness often goes unnoticed. So much so that in some cases it is not detected until adulthood, when the person has to perform a visual test. However, it is usually the parents who first detect this problem because they realize that their children have difficulty learning the colors or in their drawings they use inappropriate tones to color certain elements.Color blind children can lead a totally normal life,
have their own world of colors and learn tricks that help them not to be confused. However, in their adulthood, and while the disease is not treated, they can not devote themselves to professions related to aviation or navigation.In any case, it is important that
parents notify teachers as their children may have trouble understanding some images or graphics during class and that would delay their learning.