The School Health Program conducts vision, scolosis, and body mass index screenings in our local area schools.
Vision Screening is used to identify children with potential vision problems and eye defects that may cause difficulty in learning. The screening is a guide and is not a substitute for a regular eye examination.
Scoliosis Screening is used to identify children who are at risk for scoliosis, which initially is a symptom for lateral curvature of the spine. Scoliosis tends to appear before and during adolescence. If found early enough, it may be corrected.
Body Mass Index (BMI) Screening is used to identify children who are at risk for obesity which may lead to other health problems. The screening uses the child's age, height, and weight to to determine body fatness. It does not take into account muscle mass or bone structure.