Curriculum for  State Hearing Screening Certification

HS 1 Introduction to Hearing Screening

  • Gain a basic understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the ear
  • Understand the typical development of speech and language
  • Identify the signs of hearing loss
  • Know the types of hearing loss in children
  • Become familiar with Arizona Department of Health Services Sensory Program

HS 2 Essentials for Hearing Screening

  • Recognize normal auditory development
  • Understand the importance of early identification of hearing loss
  • Know when and how hearing screening is conducted
  • Practice selecting an appropriate screening method
  • Be able to set up a hearing screening program

HS 3 Hearing Screening Protocols

Know the parts of an audiometer and how they work

  • Recall the steps in checking equipment
  • Demonstrate the proper placement of headphones
  • Understand how to use CPA for specific children
  • Perform an accurate pure tone screening
  • Understand the principles of re-screening
  • Be able to identify children who need further evaluation/referral

 

HS 4 Audiological Equipment

  • Understand the results of hearing screening methods
  • Know the appropriate responses to screening outcomes
  • Demonstrate the principles of effectively communicating with parents
  • Understand documentation and tracking procedures
  • Know how to report screening results to ADHS
  • Understand the role of community resources

HS 5 Tympanomtry

  • What is Tympanometry
  • Why use Tympanometry for screening
  • Middle ear anatomy and Otitis media
  • What Tympanometry measures
  • Tympanometry equipment
  • How to conduct a screening
  • Referral criteria and next steps

HS 6 Otoacoustic Emissions Screening

  • What OAEs are and what they measure
  • Why use OAEs for screening
  • How to clean, troubleshoot and care for equipment
  • How to conduct a screening
  • Referral criteria and next steps
  • Contacts for equipment maintenance

 

 

 Curriculum for State Vision Screeners Certification

Introduction to vision 

  • Gain a basic understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the eye.
  • Understand       the typical development of vision and its relationship to learning
  • Identify the warning signs of visual impairment in children
  • Recall ways to prevent visual loss in children

 

Setting up Vision screenings 

  • Understand the difference between screening and examination for identification of visual impairment
  • Know when and how vision screening is conducted
  • Know the roles and responsibilities involved in vision screening
  • Be able to set up a vision screening program

 

Vision Screening Tools and Techniques 

  • Know the different types of charts and when they are used.
  • Demonstrate the proper testing using tools
  • Understand how to test different ages and children with developmental needs
  • Perform accurate visual screening
  • Understand the principals of re-screening
  • Be able to identify children who need further evaluation/referral

 

Vision Referal/Notification and Reporting 

  • Understand the results of vision screening methods
  • Know appropriate responses to screening outcomes
  • Demonstrate the principles of effectively communicating with parents
  • Understand documentation and tracking procedures
  • Know how to report screening results to the Department of Health Services.
  • Understand the role of community resources.