Screenings

  • ACPS professional staff conducts the following screenings for students according to the Code of Virginia Regulations: hearing, vision, fine and gross motor, and speech. ACPS School Health Services provides vision and hearing screening for students because good vision and hearing promote good learning.

    Vision Screening

    Your child's vision will be screened in grades K, 3, 7, and 10. In addition, all students new to ACPS receive vision screening. Screening for color vision will be done in the third grade. These screenings can also be done at your request or at the request of your child's teacher. If a potential concern is discovered, the school nurse will contact the parent to recommend further evaluation.

    Hearing Screening

    Your child's hearing will be screened in grades K, 3, 7 and 10. In addition, all students new to ACPS receive hearing screening. You or your child's teacher may also request this service. If a potential concern is discovered, the school nurse will contact the school audiologist for reevaluation and the parent with recommendations for follow-up if needed.

    Fine and Gross Motor Screening

    All students in grades kindergarten through grade 3 will be screened within the first 60 business days of initial enrollment in school for fine and gross motor functioning. The initial screening will be performed by the classroom teacher with referral to the physical or occupational therapist for rescreening if concerns are identified. If a potential concern is discovered, the specialist will contact the parent and Child Study Committee with recommendations for follow-up if needed.

    Speech, Voice and Language Screening

    All students in grades kindergarten through grade 3 will be screened within the first 60 business days of initial enrollment in school for speech, voice and language functioning. The initial screening will be performed by the classroom teacher with referral to the speech therapist for if concerns are identified. If a potential concern is discovered, the speech therapist will contact the parent and Child Study Committee with recommendations for follow-up if needed.