Hearing Screening Programs may lead to the identification and prevention of ear disease, which can cause associated hearing problems, and to the identification of children with educationally significant temporary or permanent hearing impairments.
The St. James-Assiniboia School Division has a Hearing Screening Program for students in the following categories:
- Grade One
- Academic grade failures
- Students referred by teachers
- Students new to the division
- Students with a confirmed hearing loss from the previous year's assessments conducted at the Deer Lodge Hearing Centre
The Hearing Screening Program determines whether a student can hear specific sound frequencies or tones. The Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (Mrs. Nola Bowering) administers the program with the help of the school's Resource Teacher, Mrs.T. Tambakis, and trained volunteers.
Children who are identified as 'at risk' in the Hearing Screening will be referred to the Department of Health's Audiologist. A letter will be sent home from our school, requesting parents of 'at risk' children to contact the Hearing Centre at ACCESS, WINNIPEG WEST, in order to arrange an appointment for their child to receive a complete hearing assessment. If the school or the audiologist does not contact you, you may assume that your child passed the hearing screening.
If you wish further information, or if you are aware of any present hearing difficulties with regard to your child, please feel free to contact the resource teacher, Mrs.T.Tambakis at Crestview School.