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Screening- Postural Screening (Scoliosis)

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Postural Screening

School nurses will screen females in grade five for scoliosis or other postural problems. Scoliosis screenings performed by a student's health care provider may be accepted in lieu of school screening. Additional postural screenings will also be conducted in response to appropriate requests from parents/guardians or professionals working with the student.

Results will be recorded in the student's health record on forms supplied by the Connecticut State Board of Education, and the school nurse shall cause a written notice to be given to the parent or guardian of each student found to have any postural impairment or problem, with a brief statement describing such impairment or disease.

Special educational provisions shall be made for students with handicapping conditions.