• In accordance with Texas State Law I screen all students in kindergarten, first, third and fifth grade.  I also check all the students that are new to LISD. 2nd and 4th graders are screened on request from the parent or teacher.  The types of screenings are a little different depending on the grade.
    Kinder-vision and hearing
    1st, 3rd & 5th vision, hearing and Acanthosis Nigricans*
    Acanthosis Nigricans is a light brown-black, velvety, rough or thickened area on the skin-usually the back of the neck but can also be on the armpits or knuckles.  It can be a primary marker that signals high insulin levels that can lead to Type 2 Diabetes.  If this screening is positive I will also check your student's height, weight, blood pressure and body mass index.
    I will only contact you if your student doesn't pass his/her screening. At that point I will send a referral home to follow up with either your eye doctor or pediatrician.  I do have some resources available to students that do not have vision coverage.  Feel free to contact me about any of the screenings or referrals.