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A NOTE FROM OUR NURSE ~ October 2017

 
 

Vision and hearing screenings will be done at the beginning of October. 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 back of 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 2017 Tiger Times