MY son is almost 3 and still confuses colors is that normal or should i take him to anopthalmologist

Ghada - posted on 09/18/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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if u ask him what color is this he would call out pink to most of the colors he sees

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Talena - posted on 09/18/2009

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I have a 3 and a half year old little boy. He never got his colors... I found out last week he knew them. I had no idea. I would say be patient and they'll get it. I've found boys are reluctant to learn those things. Also, I waited until 3 1/2 to get my son evaluated period for everything. The school district in my area does free screenings. They evaluated and said he was a bit behind but wait a year to worry about it. I was stressed at first but then it all made sense after I thought about it. So have patience...Good Luck!

Lauren - posted on 09/18/2009

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My daughter just turned 3 a couple weeks ago, and she is just now getting better at her colors. She still has trouble with some, but just over the last couple of weeks, she's been getting much better with them! I was a little worried too, but not so much anymore. Maybe just stick it out a little longer, and try working on his colors with him. If you dont see any difference in a few weeks, then you can talk to a doctor if you wish. Hope that helps!

Tricia - posted on 09/18/2009

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My son is slowly learning his colors, I'm not worried about it. I was just saying that it's normal for kids their age to only label everything one color or to use one word to label everything. Thanks for the advice. I'll keep it in mind if he doesn't learn all his colors and labels them properly. (:

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take your son to see an optometrist who can test to see if he is color blind. Colorblindness is more common in boys than girls. or ask his pediatrician as he can usually perform the same tests.

Tricia - posted on 09/18/2009

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My son is 3 oct 21st and he still confuses his colors too. He labels everything one color too. My daughter's speech therapist says it's normal. If you're worried, do something about it. The only thing that can happen is you either find nothing wrong or you find he needs help and you get it for him. (:

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