Vision and Hearing
These screenings are done throughout the year for new students and all students in Kindergarten, 1st grade, 3rd grade, and 5th grade. I am always happy to do a vision and/or hearing screen on any student at the request of a parent or teacher. In addition I will do a screening for Acanthosis Nigricans (AN) at the same time as the vision/hearing screening for 1st, 3rd, and 5th grade students (a visual sign on the back of the neck which could indicate an early sign of Type 2 Diabetes). I typically begin screening students within the first month of school in order to help identify potential problems early in the year.
Girls in 5th grade will be screened for scoliosis in the fall during their PE class. A parent letter will be sent home with more information prior to the screening.
Growth and Development
This program, entitled "Always Changing", is presented to 5th grade students in the fall. It covers age appropriate material about puberty. More information, along with a permission form, will be sent to all parents of 5th graders closer to the program time.