The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) recommends that all children receive a hearing screening annually from kindergarten through third grade and in grades five, eight, and eleven.
Hearing screening should be performed for students who are new, receive special education, or have the following risk factors:
Children in grades 1, 3, 5, 7, and 10 should have vision screens. In addition, a screening should be done when there are parent or teacher concerns and for any new students.
Scoliosis is an abnormal lateral (side-to-side) curvature of the spine. The spine of a child with scoliosis might resemble an "S" or a "C" rather than a straight line.