Identifying vision and hearing deficiencies at an early age will lessen the likelihood these deficiencies will turn into learning disorders and behavioral problems, and serves as the goal for this program. Vision and hearing conservation education is provided to parents, school staff and the community.
Certified hearing and vision screening technicians provide screening for preschool through school-age children for vision and hearing deficiencies. In the event that deficiencies in either area are detected, the technicians follow-up with families to make sure the necessary diagnostic testing is accessible and provided. Staff link uninsured and underinsured families with community resources for the child to receive follow-up examinations if necessary.
This service is available to children in DuPage County schools within the school setting only.