ODH REPORTING REQUIREMENTS
Ohio Department of Health School Hearing and Vision Screening Reporting Update for the 2019-2020 School Year
The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) Children’s Hearing and Vision Programs set the screening requirements and guidelines for school-based preschool and K-12 schools. These requirements include grades that are routinely screened each year; acceptable equipment to use; specific hearing and vision tests needed to perform the screenings; and the referral criteria. The Children’s Hearing and Vision Program monitors compliance with these guidelines through annual school reporting through hearing and vision screening surveys.
On April 20, 2020, Governor DeWine announced school closures for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. Taking into consideration this announcement, the Children’s Hearing and Vision Program is aware that some schools will face challenges in meeting the mandatory screening reporting requirements.
As a result, the annual reporting surveys have been revised to account for limitations that schools may face in reporting data. The Children’s Hearing and Vision Program has revised the annual reporting surveys to extend the reporting date to June 30, 2020, capture partial data reporting from schools who were not able to complete their hearing and/or vision screenings due to COVID-19, and create a separate reporting survey to capture schools who are unable to report any data due to COVID-19.
Please use the links below if your school is able to report partial or complete hearing and/or vision screening data to ODH by June 30, 2020:
Please use the link below if your school is unable to report hearing and/or vision screening data to ODH by June 30, 2020 due to COVID-19:
Click here to view a sample of this survey
For hearing and vision screening questions or concerns, please contact Sheronda Whitner at Sheronda.Whitner@odh.ohio.gov.