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In-School Vision and Hearing Screenings

The Anne Arundel County Department of Health vision and hearing technicians and school nurses conduct mandated vision and hearing screenings during the school year in public schools for children in preschool, kindergarten, first and eighth grade, and for students new to Anne Arundel County schools. Special education students receiving speech therapy may also be recommended for screening. Department vision and hearing technicians also administer vision and hearing screenings at private schools, nurseries and day care programs to ensure that the appropriate children are screened.

Children who wear glasses should bring them to school on the day of the screening.

The May screenings are:

  • May 1 and 2 - Crofton Elementary
  • May 2 and 3 - Brock Bridge Elementary
  • May 3 and 4 - Cape St. Claire Elementary
  • May 4 and 5 - St. Paul’s Lutheran School, The Judy Center at Belle Grove Elementary
  • May 9 - Central Elementary
  • May 10 and 11 - Belvedere Elementary
  • May 12 - St. Martin’s in-the-Field Episcopal School
  • May 16 and 17 - Piney Orchard Elementary
  • May 17 and 18 - Hillsmere Elementary
  • May 24 and 25 - Walter S. Mills-Parole Elementary
  • May 30 and 31 - Nantucket Elementary

Children are screened in order to detect vision or hearing problems that may impair a child's ability to perform successfully in school. If a potential deficiency is detected, a letter is sent to the parents informing them of the results. The parents are advised to contact the child's doctor for further testing and advice.

For more information on the School Vision and Hearing Program, call Kim Roussey, vision and hearing technician supervisor, at 410-222-6838.