Hearing and Vision Screenings

Children from low income families experience vision impairment and hearing difficulties at a much higher rate than normal. This not only can effect early development and school readiness but also can lead to emotional and behavioral problems. Untreated vision problems can create symptoms similar to ADHD and cause some children to be misidentified as having a learning disorder. Children who experience hearing loss can experience delayed speech and language skills. They may not want to talk or play with other kids and have difficulty making friends.
The Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading is committed to collaborating within the community to move the needle on these important health determinants of early school success.

Students Screened for Vision and Vision Referral Outcomes — Florida Health 2016-2017:

Manatee CountySarasota County
Students in Mandated Grade Levels (K, 1st, 3rd, 6th)
14,768
12,627
Students Opted Out of Vision Screening by Parents
89
93
Students Not Opted Out
14,679
12,534
Students Screened
14,967
12,590
% of Students Screened
101.96%
100.45%
Referrals
1,306
627
Complete Referral Outcomes
655
469
% of Referrals with Completed Outcomes
50.15%
74.80%
Parental Non-Response, Refusal, or Student Withdrawn from School
158
130

Students Screened for Hearing and Hearing Referral Outcomes — Florida Health 2016-2017:

Manatee CountySarasota County
Students in Mandated Grade Levels (K, 1st, 6th)
10,455
9,221
Students Opted Out of Hearing Screening by Parents
38
83
Students Not Opted Out
10,417
9,138
Students Screened
10,627
9,209
% of Students Screened
102.02%
100.78%
Referrals
82
143
Complete Referral Outcomes
188
76
% of Referrals with Completed Outcomes
229.27%
53.15%
Parental Non-Response, Refusal, or Student Withdrawn from School
16
73
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