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Do you have concerns about your very young child? (Birth to age 3)

Birth to Age 3     "Child Find" 

If you have concerns about your child's HEARING:

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Contact: Tonia Wilson   281-229-7079

 

Dickinson ISD is part of the Galveston-Brazoria Cooperative for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Possible indications of a hearing impairment (Source: CDC

 

SIGNS IN BABIES:

  • Does not startle at loud noises.
  • Does not turn to the source of a sound after 6 months of age.
  • Does not say single words, such as “dada” or “mama” by 1 year of age.
  • Turns head when he or she sees you but not if you only call out his or her name. This sometimes is mistaken for not paying attention or just ignoring, but could be the result of a partial or complete hearing loss.
  • Seems to hear some sounds but not others.

SIGNS IN CHILDREN:

  • Speech is delayed.
  • Speech is not clear.
*** If any of these symptoms are present, parents will want to have their child’s ears professionally examined. Early detection and treatment are very important to the child’s development. ***

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If you have concerns about your child's VISION:

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Contact:  Lynette Smith  281-229-6892

 

Dickinson ISD employs a Certified Teacher of the Visually Impaired. 

 

Possible indications of a visual impairment (Source: Center for Parent Information & Resources) :

SIGNS IN BABIES:

  • Eyes that don’t move together when following an object or a face
  • Crossed eyes, eyes that turn out or in, eyes that flutter from side to side or up and down, or eyes that do not seem to focus
  • Eyes that bulge, dance, or bounce in rapid rhythmic movements
  • Pupils that are unequal in size or that appear white instead of black
  • Repeated shutting or covering of one eye 
  • Unusual degree of clumsiness, such as frequent bumping into things or knocking things over
  • Frequent squinting, blinking, eye-rubbing, or face crunching, especially when there’s no bright light present

SIGNS IN CHILDREN:

  • Sitting too close to the TV or holding toys and books too close to the face
  • Avoiding tasks and activities that require good vision
 
*** If any of these symptoms are present, parents will want to have their child’s eyes professionally examined. Early detection and treatment are very important to the child’s development. ***

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If you have any other concerns about your child's development, please contact:

 

Spindletop Center
First Steps ECI
655 South Eighth Street
Beaumont, TX 77701
Referral Number - (409) 784-5435

Toll Free Number - (888) 837-8687


Fax Number - (409) 784-5418
Email: lora.waller@stctr.org
Web: www.stmhmr.org

The mission of the Dickinson Independent School District is to ensure that all students have safe and successful learning opportunities that help them reach their full potential and add quality throughout their lives. 

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