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Rock will have a Kindergarten screening on the 15th of the month. I remember Courtney doing this, but I can't even remember what all they did. I know they did a hearing test and I think a vision test. They had them do some stuff with letters I think? I guess part of the reason I can't remember is you (as a parent) just stand off to the side and they take the kid around and then come tell you about the results...so I remember the one Courtney failed (the hearing) portion, though it was not her hearing that caused her to fail it, it was like she didn't understand their questions so she couldn't answer what the sound was, or it wasn't a sound she recognized.
Ben had to have that kind of screening to start PreK because it's part of our regular public school system. I don't think they do it again for Kindergarten. They do screen them in PreK to see if they're ready for K. We just had Ben's parent/teacher conference and they said he's already ready for K. He meets or exceeds all of the requirements for it.
It's been a long time since Kayla was in Kindergarten but I remember them having her cut a little, asked her to recognize letters, to count, simple things like that.
I don't recall them doing a hearing and vision test, I think here they do that during the school year.
I know they checked Ben's hearing and vision before he started PreK. For all of the rest of the grades they do it during the school year. If a child doesn't go to PreK, they do have to come in for screening both educational and health including vision and hearing. I'm not sure about the rest of the schools in my area though.
They tested Ben's vision at the Dr for his 4 year visit but it was just a general, read the eye chart type of exam. That's what confirmed my thoughts that he may have a vision problem so after that we went to an eye doctor. They didn't test his hearing though. I'm not sure if they do that at 5 at the doctor or not.
B got a failed result at his preK hearing exam, too, he wouldn't cooperate but this was last year so I'm not sure what they will do. I am going to talk to Austin Elementary on Thursday after I drop B off at school.