Eanes ISD

Screenings

Eanes ISD follows the Texas Department of State Health Requirements.

Spinal Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a disorder in which there is a sideways curve of the spine, or backbone.

Scoliosis (spinal) screening is required by Texas Department of Health Rules. Local policy supports this requirement. EISD screens all students in grades 6 and 9.

Screening Process
For scoliosis, each student is observed from the front, side and back: (a) while standing straight, and (b) while gradually bending forward, with the arms hanging down and palms touching, as if diving into a pool. The screener looks for head misalignment to one side of the cleft in the buttocks; one shoulder or hip higher than the other; a prominence of the rib cage or the small of the back; unequal distance between arms and body; and a curve in the spine.

Vision & Hearing

Preschoolers and school children with hearing and vision problems will be identified early and linked to appropriate remedial services. School children will learn about preventive vision and hearing care.

Hearing and vision screening is required by the State of Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 36 for students enrolled in preschool (age 4 years by September 1), kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, 5th and 7th grades and all newly-enrolled students.

Acanthosis Nigricans (AN)

Acanthosis Nigricans can help identify persons who run the risk of developing diabetes in the future.

Students are screened in elementary and middle schools in selected grades.

Acanthosis Nigricans is a skin conditon usually found around the neck. Screenings can help identify persons who have high insulin levels and who may be at-risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. Once identified, the necessary measures to lower the insulin levels and reduce the risk of developing diabetes can be taken. Exercise and proper nutrition will help the body become more sensitive to insulin and lower insulin levels.


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