Join the Team and Partner up

 

School Screening Association has been partnered with School Boards since 2004.

Currently we are partnered with DDSB, DCDSB, HDSB, HCDSB, PDSB, DPCDSB, TCDSB, YCDSB 

Statistics show that 7 to 10 children in every class have an undetected hearing or vision problem

Partnering with School Screening Association 

The need for Children's Hearing Screening

Statistics Canada data indicate that 13% of children (up to 14 years) have some hearing disability but does not separate out specific etiology.

Causes of childhood hearing loss

There are several possible causes for hearing loss in children, whether it's congential (present at birth) or acquired (occurs after birth). Hearing loss in children may be conductive, sensorineutral or mixed.  It's important that parents, caretakers, physicians, teachers and others know the signs of and address hearing loss in children because untreated hearing loss can cause significant developmental and emotional problems for children. Various causes of acquired hearing loss includes;

  • A perforated eardrum

  • Otosclerosis or Meniere's diseases, which are progressive

  • Infections like meningitis, measles, mumps or whooping cough

  • Taking medications linked to hearing loss

  • A serious head injury

  • Exposure to loud noises, causing noise-induced hearing loss

  • Untreated or frequent otitis media (ear infections)

  • Exposure to secondhand smoke

The meaning of Partnering with us

Our clinic is a  preventative care program designed to help early detection of possible issues. We conduct hearing and vision screening on children in grades Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8. 

  • The clinic helps with early recognition of hearing issues to address immediately and rule out behavioural issues.

  • It helps improve the child's classroom performance

  • Helps the child to improve their grades

  • Its helps the school to direct the child's needs to the proper resources 

  • In general helps create a happier and more productive school experience for all involved.

Some Quick facts about our program

  • A fee of $15.00 is collected from parents to cover the cost of bringing the hearing clinics into the schools ..

  • We screen childrens' Vision for Free. Our statistics show that 31% of the children screened are referred for Distance Vision Issues. 

  • We offer FREE hearing screening for children who can't participate in the clinics due to the lack of Finances

  • We office FREE clinics to schools in financially disadvantaged areas. Arrangements are made between the principal and School Screening .

  • It is a turn key Clinic conveniently held at the schools.

  • There is no cost to the Boards or Schools

Partnership Development Contact

                        Jennifer Smith 

                    seehear1@look.ca

                       416 988 0957

Contact

Office: 416 988 0957

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