There are colorblindness screenings targeted for adults and also special ones for children who may not be able to identify numbers yet. Call your pediatrician or eye doctor and schedule an appointment for an evaluation.
Knowledge is power. Knowing about your child’s or student’s color unawareness gives you the knowledge to help the child work through his inability to recognize certain colors.
Preschoolers can be helped by putting stickers on markers, pencils and crayons.
Examine your child’s or student’s school work for items identified in color. Circle, underline or label them appropriately.
If you’re a parent, talk with the teacher in the classroom and identify color dependent areas. Such as books that might be sorted by colored labels or areas designated as different colors such as a “red” zone and seek an alternative method to identify.
Sports can be challenging and difficult for kids to identify boundaries. Particularly red or orange cones on the green grass and team uniforms that are similar to the opposing team. Recognize this as a potential issue and talk with the team coach about how best to eliminate these challenges.
Most importantly, just be observant! We often take for granted the colorful world around us. Children who are color deficient really are unaware of their struggles most of the time. Be observant,notice things that make color an overriding factor. Such as warning labels, play dough, paints, food labels, and etc.