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HOTV vs LEA ?

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by iamthewalrus iamthewalrus (New) New

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For my sped highschool students, would a HOTV or LEA vision chart be better? I'm reading that LEA is preferred for younger children, but haven't found anything on older/highschool students. Thanks.

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JenTheSchoolRN is a BSN, RN and specializes in School nursing.

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I use the HOTV with my middle and high school students. I find it works very well.

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tining has 25 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in School Nurse.

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Texas requires HOTV, no other charts approved for Sped.  Check your state guidelines. 

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ruby_jane has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU/community health/school nursing.

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1 hour ago, tining said:

Texas requires HOTV, no other charts approved for Sped.  Check your state guidelines. 

I was just about to say check your state's guidance and your district policy. This may be a best practice thing where we are behind the times....

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Thank you all for your helpful responses! Interesting to hear what others have been using and what's been working. Seems like it probably comes down to what my district policy says. 

Some resources I've come across regarding vision screenings that mostly apply to CA:

https://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/he/hn/documents/visionreport.pdf--"for students with special needs who are unable to use the optotype test with letters, use other appropriate optotype tests. - Illiterate “E” Charts - Blackbird - HOTV with crowding bars - Lea symbols"

https://www.csno.org/uploads/1/7/2/4/17248852/csno_vision_faqs_03-2019.pdf

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/1h3dlqrw6hc9fpe/AADujXv0_w-yWrFhHgBBuWv1a/Screening Programs?dl=0&preview=Vision+Screening+Summary.pdf&subfolder_nav_tracking=1

https://higherlogicdownload.s3.amazonaws.com/NASN/3870c72d-fff9-4ed7-833f-215de278d256/UploadedImages/PDFs/Practice Topic Resources/vision_screening_table.pdf

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