or color blindness. We confirmed today that Gavin is in deed color blind. He was tested at 5 years old and we were fairly certain then, but waited to be 100% sure of the diagnosis with re-testing a year later.
His pediatrician went through the Ishihara color test with him.
He failed to see even one digit or path aside from the control. It looks like my X chromosome carried down this genetic red-green colorblindness. 2 of my Mother's brothers are color blind.
The colors of the rainbow as viewed by a person with no color vision deficiencies...
How Gavin sees color...
It's very interesting how Gavin has trained himself to correctly identify colors. He has connected the shade that he sees to the correct color term. When colors become a bit ambiguous (like paperless crayons or different shades of a color) is where he has trouble. His teacher told me that he has also figured out how to read the color words on crayons.
It's a little sad to know that he will never see things in a normal way, but I guess we have to realize that this is normal to him.