Public Health Region 11 Vision, Hearing and Speech Services

Vision Statement:

Our vision is to help children reach their ultimate potential for success in life through efforts directed toward the early identification and assessment of vision and hearing problems.


To provide educational workshops throughout Public Health Region 11 to different agency personnel that certify them to do standardized vision and hearing screening, referral and follow up to specialists, proper recording of screening results, and accurate reporting to the Texas Department of Health Central Office.


  • To plan, develop, and schedule vision and hearing certification workshops throughout PHR - 11 serving public, private, parochial or denominational schools as well as child care facilities in the region.
  • To audit, evaluate, and monitor vision and hearing screening techniques used in the above settings.

Karin Abeyta, MPA 
Program Manager

Phone: 956-542-2182

Last updated February 24, 2021