School Vision and Hearing Screening Program

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DSHS Health Service Regions 2/3

Vision and Hearing Program 

Mission
Children in schools and licensed child care facilities with possible vision or hearing problems will be identified early and referred to appropriate remedial services for diagnosis and care.

Background
The School Vision and Hearing Screening Program falls under The Special Senses and Communication Disorders Act, Chapter 36 of the Texas Health and Safety Code.


Activities

  • Certification workshops for persons who wish to screen children in schools and licensed child care facilities
  • Guidance and technical assistance to schools, childcare facilities, organizations and individuals
  • Identify local and state resources for referral, information  and remedial purposes
  • Field compliance reviews of schools and licensed child care facilities
  • Audiometers loaned without cost to certified screeners

Regions 2, 9, & 10 Regional Coordinator

Rey Lucio - Rey.Lucio@dshs.state.tx.us      
Phone: 432-571-4161

Fax:  432-684-3932      

Texas Department of State Health Services

2301 N. Big Spring, Suite 300

Midland, TX   79705

  

Region 3 Regional Coordinator  

Billie Ray - Billie.Ray@dshs.state.tx.us                
Phone817-264-4916      Fax 817-264-4910

Texas Department of State Health Services 

   1301 S. Bowen Rd., Suite 200

   Arlington, Texas  76013-2262

Last updated November 07, 2011