Vision & Hearing Screening
Vision screenings are given according to Indiana state law to kindergarten or first grade, third grade, fifth grade, eighth grade, those referred, and all students new to the district. Southmont Schools is required to use an optometrist/ophthalmologist for the vision test of kindergarten or first grade students using the modified clinical technique. The school nurse informs parents by a written referral if the screening test indicates need for medical follow-up. It is hoped that the parent does follow up with a medical provider and shares the results with the school nurse for medical school records. If parents need assistance finding a medical provider or resources for financial assistance, the school nurse can be contacted.
Hearing screenings are given according to Indiana state law to students in first, fourth, seventh, and tenth grade, new students, and those referred. Screenings will be conducted by GLASS speech clinicians. Parents will be notified if hearing problems are suspected. It is hoped that the parent does follow up with a medical provider and shares the results with the speech clinician for medical school records.