....screening hearing and vision on Kinder through 2nd grade.
I just did Kinders for the first time... and oh my goodness. It's like wrangling a bunch of puppies and getting them all to listen at the same time (and I only had 3 at a time sent to me!)
My biggest tips are:
*Do the minimum requirement for them unless there is a request for more. Since this was my first time I just used all of the testing things we had at first (wall chart, near vision, color blind and bincoular test) and it took me 15 mins a student. I called another nurse in my district who explained that we ONLY test far vision because it is just a screening and that is all our state requires.
*Put out books for the others who are waiting or have a parent come and help by reading to the ones waiting to distract them. They all want to help each other.
*I drew a smiley face on the tape I had on the ground and I would tell them "Toes on the face" and that helped.
A lot more than I expected didn't know their letters OR shapes. So I'm rescreening with a SPOT machine
Last edit by WineRN on Sep 28
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Quote from GdBSN
Do they know their alphabet??? Have you tried the tumbling E. Are your students having problems understanding the directions? Is there a language barrier? Or are you just having problems logistically scheduling the screenings?
Per their teacher, most don't, so I plan on using the Tumbling E chart. Since I haven't started yet (I wanted to go in with as much arsenal as I could
) I haven't determined their level of understanding directions. I shouldn't have any language barriers and scheduling isn't a problem. I was just wanting tips to make it go as easy as I could!
Last edit by C.MackeyRN on Sep 28
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