Just Like Grandpa: A story about color vision deficiency

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Ben and his family find out why he is having trouble in school when he is diagnosed with color vision deficiency. Grandpa, who is also color blind, offers guidance and support with a touch of humor to deal with this frequently misunderstood condition. Just Like Grandpa: A Story about Color Vision Deficiency explains the reason for color blindness with illustrations and medical terminology and provides some easy to use coping skills and resources.

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Elizabeth Murphy-Melas, holds a Master s Degree in English Literature. She is the author of a number of special needs books for young children. Her books include Pennies, Nickels and Dimes: A Story for Children about Liver Transplant, Keeping a Secret: A Story About Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, The Girl With No Hair: A Story About Alopecia Areata, and My Blood Brother: A Story about Childhood Leukemia. Just Like Grandpa is her fifth book with Health Press NA Inc. Ms. Murphy-Melas wrote the book to help children understand and cope with a color vision deficiency. She presently resides in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Just Like Grandpa educates readers on the symptoms and trials associated with color vision deficiency. It is a very helpful book and tells a great story! --Karla Readshaw, Development Coordinator, The Vision of Children Foundation

Many children have vision problems, including color deficiency. It is important for families to understand the condition and the best ways to work with the challenges it may bring. Prevent Blindness America encourages parents to learn as much as possible about children's vision and eye health as part of promoting overall health and wellness. --Prevent Blindness America

...a children's special needs book that tells a quiet, gentle story about a boy who finds he has inherited color-blindness from his grandfather. Filled with gently humorous, color illustrations, Just Like Grandpa explains gradually why Ben has difficulty at school.... Best of all, Ben learns that he can lead a full and active life while using some ordinary daily coping strategies to adapt to his CVD.... recommended for children age 5 and up. --The Health Shelf, The Midwest Book Review

Many children have vision problems, including color deficiency. It is important for families to understand the condition and the best ways to work with the challenges it may bring. Prevent Blindness America encourages parents to learn as much as possible about children's vision and eye health as part of promoting overall health and wellness. --Prevent Blindness America

...a children's special needs book that tells a quiet, gentle story about a boy who finds he has inherited color-blindness from his grandfather. Filled with gently humorous, color illustrations, Just Like Grandpa explains gradually why Ben has difficulty at school.... Best of all, Ben learns that he can lead a full and active life while using some ordinary daily coping strategies to adapt to his CVD.... recommended for children age 5 and up. --The Health Shelf, The Midwest Book Review

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