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Mandated Screening Schedules

2016-2016 Mandated Screening Schedules

Vision and Hearing Screening:
 
California public schools are committed to providing equal educational opportunities to all students. To fulfill this commitment, schools need to identify students with physical disabilities that could adversely affect learning so that the students can receive appropriate care. The school vision and hearing testing program plays a vital role in the early identification of serious vision and hearing problems that might negatively affect both the health and learning of children.

Vision and Hearing Screening is conducted at Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District school sites by certified school staff in accordance with the California Code of Regulations, Title 17, Section 2952 (c)(1). Vision and Hearing Screening is mandated in kindergarten, second, fifth, eighth, and tenth grade. Special Education students will be screened yearly. Pupils that are new to the state, as well as those referred from school staff and parents are also tested. Vision and Hearing Screening will be conducted in your child's school as mandated by state law.

The purpose of this program is to recognize the problem at its earliest stages so future vision and hearing problems can be prevented.

The procedure for screening is a simple one in which a trained examiner inspects your child's vision and hearing. Students will be screened during the regular school day.

Parents of students who are found to have signs of a possible vision and hearing abnormality will be notified in order to make arrangements for further medical evaluation.

If you would rather not have your child screened, please notify the school in writing.
 
Scoliosis Screening:
 
A Scoliosis Screening Program to detect possible curvature of the spine will be conducted in your child's school within the next few weeks as mandated by state law.

When similar screenings have been done on other children, spinal abnormalities have been detected in 1 out of every 10 children and two out of these ten children have required treatment. The purpose of this program is to recognize the problem at its earliest stages so future life-long spinal problems can be prevented.

The procedure for screening is a simple one in which a trained examiner inspects your child's posture as he or she stands and bends forward. This will be done at school during the regular physical education period.

Parents of students who are found to have signs of a possible spinal abnormality will be notified in order to make arrangements for further medical evaluation.

We have enclosed a brochure about Scoliosis for your information. If you would rather not have your child screened, please notify the school in writing.