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Hearing and vision screening starts at Northeast

Representatives from Pine Woods Screening Services, LLC on Thursday conducted free hearing and vision screening for Northeast Campus students, an exercise that will continue into next week.

Those targeted for screening are students in pre-k, kindergarten, first, third and fifth grades. In addition, students in grades one and three will be tested for Type 2 diabetes and Varnett’s new sixth graders will be screened for scoliosis.

If problems are detected, parents will be notified and encouraged to take their child to the doctor.

Early identification of hearing and vision loss critical to a child's development

State law requires that all children enrolled for the first time in school or licensed facilities – or who meet certain grade criteria – must be screened or have a professional examination for hearing and vision.

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