This study explores the extent to which pediatric primary care (PPC) providers share hearing and vision screening results with early care and education (ECE) programs and report being unable to assess hearing and vision among pre-kindergarten children. Reports of hearing and vision screening are assessed to explore whether national support for early hearing detection and intervention has similarly promoted vision screening in PPC. We evaluated the reporting of hearing and vision screening data from 4,119 Early Childhood Health Assessment records, which were obtained from licensed ECE programs in Connecticut. Records were stratified by age group into younger or older per national recommendations for screening type by age. Overall, most PCC providers shared screening results with ECE programs. However, rates of sharing results and inability to assess hearing and vision were lower among younger compared to older children (p
Macary, S. J. Honigfeld, L. Berry, M. W. & Wakefield, D. B. (2017). Hearing and Vision Screening in Pediatric Primary Care and the Sharing of Results with Early Care and Education Programs. Journal of Early Hearing Detection and Intervention, 2(1).
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