ERIC Number: ED175167
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Scoliosis Screening in Schools.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Pupil Personnel Services.
The booklet outlines New York state school policy and procedures for screening students for scoliosis, lateral curvature of the spine. It is explained that screening is designed to discover spinal deformities early enough to prevent surgery. Planning aspects, including organizing a planning team for the school district, are discussed. Among components of program implementation covered are public awareness and education of students, parents, staff and screeners. Screener selection, site preparation, and screening procedures are reviewed. Appended are scoliosis references and resources, sample parent communication forms regarding the screening, and a sample referral letter to a private health care provider. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Pupil Personnel Services.