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ERIC Number: ED122221
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 10
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The Status of Visual Screening in Today's Schools.
Schubert, Delwyn G.
Vision is so important to scholastic success that almost all states require by law some kind of vision testing of school children. The ideal visual screening program would involve the kind of test or tests a classroom teacher could administer and would be fast, thorough, and accurate. However, present commercial vision screening batteries fail to measure up to these criteria. The Snellen test is inadequate because of its very high underreferral rate, while the most popular screening test instruments, the Telebinocular and Ortho-Rater, have been criticized for over referring children to vision specialists. Unfortunately, the most superior vision screening method that can be used in schools--the Modified Clinical Technique--proves unfeasible because of the difficulty and cost of bringing a team of specialists to the school. What is needed is a simple screening test that would have the validity of the Modified Clinical Technique test at a fraction of its cost. (JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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