I've recently become concerned that Jack might be color blind in addition to being legally blind. When you ask him to pick a specific color, he won't do it. If you ask him the color of something, he usually does not respond.
But it could just be that he doesn't know his colors yet. Jack's "itenerant teacher" (she's the case manager/teacher that he gets twice a week through our local education agency) came up with a plan to teach him his colors. The idea is that he will be "immersed" in a certain color for up to two weeks at a time. We won't ignore the other colors. We will just try to plan activities for Jack using the "color of the two weeks". She has a list that shows which colors kids tend to recognize first. If Jack shows true recognition of the "color of the two weeks", we will move on to the next color on the list. If Jack does not know a particular color by the end of a two week period, I think we'll have a clue that somethings up.
The first color is black....
The new program is supposed to start this week at school but I decided to get a jump on things this weekend with a little Kaboom! Painting.
What is Kaboom! Painting? Well, you take a paint brush covered generously with the paint color of your choice (black for us) and you slap it on the paper while saying the ultra fun word "Kaboom!" only you say it more like "KAAAAAA BOOMMMM!"
After you finish your Kaboom! Painting, you will have an item fit for a rorshach test but if your kiddo is a little resistant to art, Kaboom! Painting could be just the thing to get them to see that art can be fun! This worked so well with Jack that I tried to slip a little coloring into the mix. I grabbed a crayon and handed it to him for the next "Kaboom". He looked at it funny but was still willing to do it. But as soon as crayon hit paper, he said, "All done. All done. Trick. All done."
Well, at least, he did make the one mark.
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