ERIC Number: ED350797
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Guidelines for School Vision Screening Programs. 2nd Edition.
Colorado State Dept. of Health, Denver.
These Colorado guidelines explain the purpose of vision screening programs in schools and draw a distinction between screening and a screening program. They outline types of screening to be carried out for students at each grade level. Screening procedures are then described in detail, including: history and external observations, distance visual acuity, plus lens, near point of convergence, alternate cover test, stereo/depth perception, and color vision. Sample forms are provided, along with tips for successful implementation of each procedure. Referral criteria and procedures are outlined, steps in the follow-up process are listed, and training requirements for staff administering each procedure are noted. An appendix summarizes the guidelines in chart form, lists equipment needed, and provides various forms. (JDD)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Program Development, Program Implementation, Records (Forms), Referral, Screening Tests, Staff Role, Vision, Vision Tests, Visual Impairments
Colorado Department of Health, Community Nursing Section, 4210 E. 11th Ave., Denver, CO 80220.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Health, Denver.
Note: Project was supported and funded by the Adolph Coors Foundation.