This is a screening program for Lake County children ranging in ages from 3 through high school. The purpose is to identify children who may have possible hearing and vision problems and refer them for diagnosis and treatment, if necessary. Illinois law mandates that certain children be tested. Each technician in the program is certified by the Illinois Department of Public Health, and screening is conducted according to the state standards. Program staff travel throughout the county to schools (public and private), preschools, and day care centers.
Who Can Receive Services
School officials must contact the program directly for a school to receive services. Screening is only provided to Lake County schools in state-mandated grades.