The primary purpose for hearing and vision screening of pre-school and school-aged children is to detect existing or potential hearing and vision problems that may affect psychological or perceptual processes of hearing and vision or that may interfere with performances in school. Generally children will not outgrow vision problems; therefore, early intervention is very important. Early detection of hearing loss is very important to a child's development. Hearing is essential for learning to talk. Early management of hearing loss is essential to a child's social, academic, speech and language development. This Texas Department of Health Re-certification Course fulfills state requirements for five-year certification renewals.
In order to re-certify, certification must be current.