School Vision and Hearing Screening Program

DSHS Public Health Regions 2/3

Vision and Hearing Program 

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

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.


  • 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, and 10 Regional Coordinator 

Pam Rodriguez –

Phone: 325-795-5569
Fax:  325-795-5853
Texas Department of State Health Services
4601 S 1st St, Suite L
Abilene, TX 79605

Region 3 Regional Coordinator   

Sheron Fountain –

Phone: 817-264-4916

Fax: 817-264-4719
Texas Department of State Health Services 
1301 S Bowen Rd, Suite 200
Arlington, TX 76013

Last updated May 16, 2022