The Before School Assessment is a holistic program consisting of screening in hearing, vision, speech, dental, fine and gross motor development and a parent questionnaire on the child’s social and emotional development and health history. Referrals for children and families are made to appropriate specialist Child Health services, General Practitioners, Non-Government Organisations and dental services as required.
The School Health program also includes:
- Asthma in Schools and Anaphylaxis education for teachers in preschools, primary and high schools across the Northern NSW LHD
- Otitis Media screening for Aboriginal children in kindergarten and year 1
- School hearing and /or vision screening for primary school children who are referred by teachers, and who are unable to access mainstream services.