McHenry County Department of Health
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Vision and Hearing

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The McHenry County Department of Health currently offers certified vision and hearing screening services for all interested schools, pre-schools and daycare centers.  The purpose is to identify children who may have possible hearing and vision problems and refer them for diagnosis and treatment, if necessary.  Certified screeners will gladly make arrangements to come to your facility and perform the required screenings in an efficient and professional manner.  

vision

Vision screenings are performed annually for: all school age children in Kindergarten, 2nd, and 8th grades, all new/transfer students, teacher referrals, special education students, preschool children 3 years of age or older in any public or private educational program or licensed child care facility. 

 

  

hearing 

 

Hearing screenings are performed annually for:  all school age children in Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades, new/transfer students, teacher referrals, special education students, preschool children 3 years of age or older in any private or public educational program or licensed child care facility.

                                               

 


A good education for your child means good schools, good teachers and good vision.  Your child's eyes are constantly in use in the classroom and at play.  So when his or her vision is not functioning properly, learning and participation in recreational activities will suffer. Vision screenings and their importance.
 
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Screening for hearing loss identifies the school-age children most likely to have hearing impairment that may interfere with development, communication, health, and education. 
Hearing screenings and their importance.

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 sights and sounds

Sights & Sounds

 

V&H school brochure

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