Vision/Hearing Screening

  • Impaired vision and/or hearing can drastically impact a child's ability to learn. At SPPS, school health office staff are trained to identify vision and hearing issues and to work with families to find solutions. We routinely screen students onsite at school.

    • SPPS works in collaboration with community partners such as Phillips Eye Institute and Helen Keller International for all students in grades K, 1, 3, 5 and 7 (when resources are available)

    • Color vision screening is done each year for kindergarten boys only

    • Additional vision or hearing screening may be requested by teacher, parent, or student or when a student is referred and/or evaluated for specialized services

    • Parents will be notified of students who do not pass screening.  They will receive a referral form that should be completed by a healthcare provider and then returned to the school health office