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Hearing and Vision Screening:

Yarmouth students have their hearing screened in grades k, 1, 3, and 5.  We check to see if a child is hearing at 25db at various frequencies.  Additional screening is offered to students who self-refer, or are referred by a teacher or parent/guardian.  Parents will be notified only if screening results do not meet the State guidelines.

Yarmouth students have their vision screened in grades K, 1, 3, 5, 7,and 9.  Visual acuity for each eye must be 20/30 or better for both near and far vision.   Muscle balance is also evaluated.

What does a referral mean for any of these screenings?

If you receive a referral form after any school screening, it simply means that the screening detected a possible problem and further evaluation is recommended.  The form is to be completed by your private physician or eye doctor and returned to the school nurse (Many forms can be FAXED right from the doctor's office to the school).  As always, if you have any questions, contact your child's school nurse.