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School’s Out! Time to Get Ready for Next Year’s Vision and Hearing Screening

By |2019-06-13T16:36:17+00:00June 13th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

The Importance of Yearly Screenings Schools are known for a lot of things. End of year exams, sports teams and athletic events, parent teacher conference, school dances, and the like. When thinking about getting ready for the next school year, most people (parents, teachers, and students) aren't thinking about vision and hearing tests. Vision and hearing [...]

What Schools Should Know Before Working With a Staffing Agency

By |2019-06-03T21:29:38+00:00June 3rd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

In order to provide their students with the best education possible, schools need to have the right staff members. And while teachers account for about half of the public school workforce, other staff members like guidance counselors, speech therapists, and nurses make up the other 50%. This means school boards have a wide variety of school [...]

3 Common Threats to Children’s Hearing

By |2019-04-15T00:04:57+00:00April 15th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

As any number of online resources will tell you, hearing loss in children can be caused by a variety of factors. Sometimes these issues can go unnoticed for months, even years, all the while making learning more difficult for the affected individual. Fortunately, sensory screening assessments such as vision and hearing screenings can help detect these [...]

North Carolina Introduces Bill Regarding Mental Health Screenings in Schools

By |2019-03-24T22:58:12+00:00March 24th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

When it comes to children's health, school sensory screening assessments play an integral role. This is especially true with 20% of teenagers experiencing some level of hearing loss nowadays, which is much higher than in previous years. And while vision and hearing screenings can help detect health problems early on in life, more schools are also [...]

What Does it Mean to Work With an Educational Staffing Company?

By |2019-02-15T13:43:14+00:00February 15th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Schools have to hire a wide variety of staff members -- while teachers make up half of the public school workforce, the other 50% of the staff consists of positions like nurses, speech therapists, and guidance counselors. And unfortunately, it's not always easy to find the right people to fill the positions of school staff. This [...]

Eyesight Tests In School: 3 Ways Your Child’s Vision Affects Their Learning And Development

By |2019-01-12T15:56:19+00:00January 12th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

It's been proven that most people are visual learners. Exposure to materials primarily based in sight -- such as the use of slides, physical demonstrations, and the written word -- makes the absorption of new information much easier. When it comes to the crucial learning and development periods of children, those with vision problems are at [...]

Hearing Loss in Children: Common Causes and Options for Detection

By |2018-12-12T02:36:00+00:00December 12th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

While many people like to think hearing loss only occurs later on in life, it's all too common in children too. Hearing loss can impact the way children go about life, which makes detection and attempt at treatment essential. There are varying causes of hearing loss in children and regular sensory screenings can be key to [...]

3 Reasons Students Need Hearing and Vision Screenings

By |2018-11-20T13:17:18+00:00November 20th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Screening for potential vision and hearing problems is particularly important for school-age children. Problems with vision or hearing can not only impact a child's ability to learn in school, but impact their every day lives. Fortunately, most schools offer sensory screening assessments. But why are these assessments so important? Let's take a look at a few [...]

3 Tips to Manage a School Staffing Budget

By |2018-10-12T19:06:50+00:00October 12th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Managing a school budget is a challenging and often thankless job when difficult decisions need to be made. But it's one of the most important jobs within a school -- ensuring students have the teachers, staff, and supplies they need is crucial to their education. Making staffing cuts can be one of the most undesirable parts [...]

What Exactly Does a Hearing Screening Involve?

By |2018-09-07T14:22:41+00:00September 7th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Health screenings at school are one of the most important services schools can provide for their students. This is especially true seeing as how 20% of teenagers have some level or form of hearing loss, which is a 30% higher rate than teens in the 1980s and 90s. Fortunately, hearing screenings at school can help detects [...]