School Vision and Hearing Screening Program

DSHS Public Health Regions 2/3

Vision and Hearing Program 

Mission
Children in schools and licensed child care facilities with possible vision or hearing problems will be identified early and referred to appropriate remedial services for diagnosis and care.

Background
The School Vision and Hearing Screening Program falls under The Special Senses and Communication Disorders Act, Chapter 36 of the Texas Health and Safety Code.


Activities

  • Certification workshops for persons who wish to screen children in schools and licensed child care facilities
  • Guidance and technical assistance to schools, childcare facilities, organizations and individuals
  • Identify local and state resources for referral, information  and remedial purposes
  • Field compliance reviews of schools and licensed child care facilities
  • Audiometers loaned without cost to certified screeners

Regions 2, 9, & 10 Regional Coordinator 

Rey Lucio - Rey.Lucio@dshs.texas.gov       
Phone: 432-571-4161
Fax:  432-684-3932
Texas Department of State Health Services
2301 N. Big Spring, Suite 300
Midland, TX   79705

Region 3 Regional Coordinator   

Billie Ray - Billie.Ray@dshs.texas.gov                 
Phone 817-264-4916      Fax 817-264-4910
Texas Department of State Health Services 
1301 S. Bowen Rd., Suite 200
Arlington, Texas  76013-2262

Last updated September 12, 2017