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A NOTE FROM OUR NURSE ~ October 2018

 
 

Vision and Hearing Screenings

Vision and hearing screenings are scheduled for October 18th and 19th. Connecticut state law requires
that all students enrolled in grades K, 1 and 3-5 undergo yearly vision and hearing screenings.
The purpose of the program is to identify possible problems as early as possible.
Early detection and intervention may prevent educational implications. If a problem is suspected,
the student will be re-checked at a second screening. If further consultation is recommended,
parents will be notified of the findings and will be asked to seek further evaluation from
their own physician. If you receive a referral for your child, please schedule an appointment as soon as
possible and have the physician complete the referral form and return it to the school nurse.
Once again, members of the Lions Club will be assisting with vision screenings using new technology
used in some pediatrician’s offices instead of the traditional chart with letters. This is a more accurate
way of performing screenings and leads to less time out of the classroom.

 

Susan Quigley, RN, NCSN

October 2018 Tiger Times