Have you ever heard of a child not being able to read colored text?

"My daughter can't. We think it's related to synesthesia."

Asked by Angela via Twitter.
In Topics: Helping my child with reading, Learning issues and special needs
> 60 days ago



May 13, 2010
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What the Expert Says:

Hello and thank you for writing to JustAsk via Twitter!

Please visit your child's pediatrician and discuss this matter.  I wonder if she has color blindness or a variation of this genetic disorder.  Although not typical in females, color blindness does occur with females from time to time.

Also, if this is not the case, then your child's doctor may help you discuss further steps.  Synesthesia could be a possibility, however, specialists will need to help you.

Good luck!

Louise Masin Sattler, NCSP
Nationally Certified School Psychologist
Owner of Signing Families
Host of Learning and Laughter with Louise (

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