The Anne Arundel County Department of Health vision and hearing technicians and school nurses conduct mandated vision and hearing screenings in public schools for children in preschool, kindergarten, first and eighth grade, and for students new to Anne Arundel County schools. Special education students receiving speech therapy may also be recommended for screening. Department of Health vision and hearing technicians also administer vision and hearing screenings at private schools, nurseries and day care programs to ensure that the appropriate children are screened.
Children who wear glasses should bring them to school on the day of the screening.
Students in the following schools and programs will be screened in August:
- August 24 Quala Care Child Center Vineyard Child Care
- August 26 Children’s World Learning Center at NSA i5 Kids Day Care Center
- August 29 Creative Gardens Learning Center Glen Burnie
- August 31 Edinboro Early School Messiah United Methodist Preschool
Children are screened in order to detect vision or hearing problems that may impair a child’s ability to perform successfully in school. If a potential deficiency is detected, a letter is sent to the parents or legal guardians informing them of the results. The parents are advised to contact the child’s doctor for further testing and advice. For more information on the School Vision and Hearing Program, call Kim Roussey, vision and hearing technician supervisor, at 410-222-6838.