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#1 2girlzandhoney

Posted 19 February 2013 - 04:44 PM

I am curious as to what age your child was when they were able to recognise colours with at last 75% accuracy. DS has had his eyesight checked. He does have a mild developmental delay however whilst he can verbalise blue, yellow, red and green and attempts to copy other colours he very rarely gets them correct.
He will be 5 in December and should start school next year so I am wondering if i should get this further investigated and if so where would i go??

#2 VeritasVinum

Posted 19 February 2013 - 04:58 PM

DS2 was nearly 5yrs before it clicked for him. His older nephew was similar age too. They are both very bright boys.

I had DS2 RE tested for colourblindness (in both sides of the family so I am testing all my kids), he was that bad.

Rawr DH is red/green colourblind but really only impacts him at Christmas with red writing on green background or vice versa. He does not use red tees for golf and hates it when the flag at the hole is red (as background is green trees/grass).


Edited by lsolaBella, 19 February 2013 - 05:04 PM.


#3 vanessa71

Posted 19 February 2013 - 05:14 PM

DD was 18months to 2 yrs and DS knew all of his colours by 3yrs.



#4 KnightsofNi

Posted 19 February 2013 - 05:17 PM

About 2 for both my kids. I would definitely be concerned by 5.

#5 Escapin

Posted 19 February 2013 - 05:26 PM

DD is 22 months and has blue, yellow, red and pink sorted. Green is a bit dodgy. 5 does sound a bit on the late side - do you have a good GP you can ask for some testing?

#6 RainyDays

Posted 19 February 2013 - 05:29 PM

I could ask my DD1 to get me things by colour somewhere between 1 year and 18 months.  

(My DD 2 is in that age group now, and wouldn't have a clue).

#7 baddmammajamma

Posted 19 February 2013 - 05:32 PM

Hi there:

Is your son already under the care of a good developmental paediatrician -- that is, a specialist paed? If so, that would be one appointment I'd be booking as soon as possible. That way, you wouldn't just be limiting your probe to "Does he know his colors?"-- you'd be better able to understand whether there are underlying issues that are preventing your son from mastering some basic skills.

Alternatively or concurrently, you might also want to consult a good psychology practice that does developmental assessments for preschoolers (below is a sample of what I'm talking about):

http://sydneychildpsychologist.com.au/main...t_services.html

That way, you will have some answers about the extent or even cause of your son's delays -- and perhaps can make some traction against them -- before he starts school.

Where are you located? I'd be happy to pass along some recommendations in Sydney (I also have some good names in a few other big cities).

Good luck & let us know if we can help point you to some great professionals.

Edited by baddmammajamma, 19 February 2013 - 05:40 PM.


#8 BabeBlossom

Posted 19 February 2013 - 05:44 PM

DD has just turned 2 and has been getting the basics correct for a couple of months but now gets most of them right most of the time.

#9 deejie

Posted 19 February 2013 - 05:52 PM

DS1 could point to the colours at  ~18 months (eg show Mum the red car).  I gathered at the time this was a tad on the early side?

Mind you, he was a late talker and didn't say most of the actual words until 26+ months, but we knew he knew them all well before that.

#10 Super Cat

Posted 19 February 2013 - 06:13 PM

All five were between 18-22m.

#11 liveworkplay

Posted 19 February 2013 - 06:20 PM

My three girls knew all their colours by 3 I would say, probably before that.

#12 Lagom

Posted 19 February 2013 - 06:21 PM

Both could point out colors around 18mths.  They could answer with accuracy (including brown, violet, cream etc) 'What color is that?' around 2.5.  They love their colors and body parts books though.  mellow.gif

#13 2girlzandhoney

Posted 25 February 2013 - 12:38 PM

DS diagnosis is GDD and ASD. He attends EI and has done so since the beginning of 2012. He attends pre-school 2 days a week. We see the Paed at the moment approximately every 4 months. He sees the OT fortnightly and sees the Speechy weekly but nothing seems to be clicking. What else should i be doing? We are on the NSW Central Coast however I am happy to travel for the right opinions etc. He also has to under-go psycho-metric testing for entry to school next year. I don't really know where to start with that???




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