Screenings

School health screenings are an important public health practice that identify problems early. Early identification of problems leads to more effective treatment and prevention of more serious issues. Dassel-Cokato Health Services provides health screenings according to the recommendations of the Minnesota Department of Health.

VISION

Who is screened each year?

All students in grades 1, 3, 5, 7 and 10

All students who receive Special Education services

Any student referred by a parent, teacher, or the student him or herself.

Screening tool

Snellen visual acuity chart

Referrals

Students who have a visual acuity of 20/40 or worse in either eye, or a two-line difference of acuity in the eyes will be referred for a comprehensive exam.

HEARING

Who is screened each year?

All students in grades K, 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 and 10

All students who receive Special Education services

Any student referred by a parent, teacher, or the student him or herself.

Screening tool

Puretone audiometry

Tympanometry as needed

Referrals

Students who miss any tone in either ear on two screenings separated by at least 2 weeks are referred for further examination by a medical doctor or audiologist.

SCOLIOSIS

Who is screened each year?

All 5th and 6th grade girls

Screening tool

Scoliometer

Referrals

Students with spine curvature greater than 6 degrees are referred for evaluation by their primary provider.