Proven Guide to Support Children With Color Vision Deficiency
The GUIDE is for parents who want to get the best start in life for their child without spending hours and days searching about color blindness on the internet or getting random advice on social networks that might not work for their child.
Part 2: For Children
1. Animations to Explained CVD to Children
In this part, you will find a video for your child that explains different types of vision ( including CVD).
It is crucial to give your child a complete understanding of what the vision is, and why some people see colors differently. A big part of this training course is the psychological techniques that can help your child to remove any feeling of shame/being different when it comes to color deficiency.
In this video, we present 'vision' as a unique and wonderful difference that unites us all - just like fingerprints. Being different doesn't make you alone on the journey of life, it can be a great thing, creating new perspectives and opportunities for your child. Children do not like to be different, all they want is to belong. That's why in the video below we share other amazing examples of people who have something unique about their visions - and that's completely normal.
You can ask school or kindergarten teachers to show this video to all the students to inform other students and increase awareness.
What Causes Color Blindness?
If your child is curious to know about the causes, and he/she is old enough to understand then you can play this video.
Do You Have A Unique Vision?
Instruction For Parents
In this part, we will help you to understand which colors your child can see and which colors are not clear. In this video, we show different colors on the screen and your child needs to name the colors one by one. During this section, when your child calls a color name wrong, you can say it seems to me this color (the correct name of the color).
You can record a video of your child during this practice to remember what colors he/she can see and which colors are confusing.
Some of the most commonly confused color combos are:
Also hard to differentiate are pastels and muted tones.