The Children's Hearing and Vision program sets the screening requirements and guidelines for school-based preschool and K-12 schools. The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) sets the requirements for what grades are routinely screened each year; what equipment is acceptable to use; what specific hearing and vision tests are needed to perform the screenings; and the referral criteria. Schools providing medical services are required to screen school-aged students for hearing and vision.
Children who do not pass school hearing and vision screenings should be referred for follow-up care. ODH stresses that hearing and vision screening, while a valuable public health procedure, is not a substitute for a professional examination.
The Children's Hearing and Vision program is a program of early detection, diagnosis and treatment of children with hearing and vision problems. In addition to providing school-screening standards, the program conducts statewide annual reporting of hearing and vision screening programs and provides training for people who do screenings.
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