ERIC Number: ED310586
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
The 1985-86 Wisconsin School District Hearing Screening Survey. Bulletin No. 8441.
Frye-Osier, John; And Others
A survey was conducted of the hearing screening practices of 415 (out of a possible 422) Wisconsin school districts operating prekindergarten through grade 12 schools. The tabulated data for each question on the survey are presented in this report along with a discussion of issues and suggestions for improving the hearing screening programs in Wisconsin schools. Questions concerned: the grade levels and categories of students which receive an annual hearing screening, staff position which coordinates the hearing screening, staff position which performs the hearing screening, supervision of the program by an audiologist, screening equipment used, pass/fail criteria used, follow-up threshold tests provided to those who do not pass the initial screening, tympanometry pass/fail criteria, staff position performing the follow-up testing, audiometric follow-up to children referred for medical/audiological assessment, approximate number of children with exceptional education needs (EEN) screened for hearing loss annually, and percent of EEN children found to be untestable. Major concerns revealed by the survey focus on the large numbers of the preschool population and children with EEN who are not screened for hearing loss, failure of some school districts to follow established guidelines, and failure to monitor children's hearing levels after medical referral and treatment. (JDD)
Descriptors: Auditory Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, Handicap Identification, Hearing Impairments, Preschool Education, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Referral, School Districts, Screening Tests
Bureau for Children with Physical Needs, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, 125 South Webster St., P.O. Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707-7841.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Bureau for Children with Physical Needs.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin