Hearing loss can impact your child’s ability to develop speech and language skills.
The speech-language pathologists in Perry Township Schools conduct hearing screenings with all students in grades 1, 4, 7, and 10 every school year. A hearing screening is a very brief test done with an audiometer. If a student does not pass the initial screening, a second screening is completed a few weeks later. If a student does not pass the second screening, parents are notified and recommended to follow up with an audiologist for further hearing testing.
Hearing screenings are also attempted with preschool students participating in an evaluation to determine eligibility for special education services.
You can read more about hearing from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association by using the following links.