Health Screenings

Picture of vision chart and headphones
*Hearing and Vision screenings are performed on students
in 7th grade and those students new to Texas schools as
required by the State of Texas. In addition, vision and hearing
screenings will be done for any student who may be suspected
of vision or hearing loss by a classroom teacher or parent.  

If your child wears glasses or hearing aids, please make sure
they have them at school every day. Much learning is lost for
children who cannot see or hear clearly.

If your child was referred to a specialist for either a vision or
hearing problem, please schedule a follow up appointment
with the recommend specialist -either a family doctor or a
vision specialist. 

Please let the clinic know when the follow up has been completed.
You may either call the clinic at 832-249-5890 or return the
follow up form. Thank you. 

You will be receiving a reminder if we do not hear from you as
state reports require how many students were referred to a
specialist, how many were seen by a specialist and what the
specialist found.

*Spinal screenings will be done on all of our 7th grade girls
and 8th grade boys in a private setting. A letter will be sent
home with the students indicating the exact date. If spinal
abnormalities are detected, referral letters will be mailed to
your home regarding the need to follow up with your
child’s physician.

* Acanthosis Nigricans (AN) is a skin marker found on the
back of the neck that we also look for during our 7th grade
screenings. It is a possible result of high insulin levels in the
blood, which can be a precursor to Type II Diabetes (which
is on the rise in teenagers in the U.S.) If we feel that the
student has this marker, we will also check his/her blood
pressure and will notify you within the next couple of months.

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