Our doctor provides free screenings for many local schools(within an hour's drive). Dr. Bauernfiend observes tracking and eye teaming skills at reading distance. This is not a part of the standard vision screening that includes every student and requires an eye exam for those who did not pass. Our service is voluntary and is meant to inform parents of a potential vision disorder that gets in the way of learning and where further testing and treatment can be found. Preferably, Dr. Bauernfiend can lead a teacher in-service in advance to discuss the observable signs of visual disorders that affect a students academic performance.
A representative from your school contacts our office to schedule a date for both teacher inservice and the screening. The inservice should be scheduled before the screening or these can be done on the same day. The inservice is for all teachers and school officials to learn more about how vision affects learning and how vision therapy makes reading and learning easier. After dates and times are scheduled for both inservice and screening, our office will send an example Opt Out form to your school representative. This form is distributed to those involved in the screening. At minimum, Dr. Bauernfiend prefers to screen the second grade students. (This gives these children time to receive potential treatment before taking the IREAD in third grade.) Whenever possible our doctor will screen every student in your school. Dr. Bauernfiend will bring all necessary paperwork for screening. For those students who fail any portion of the screening, a bright yellow checklist will be attached to their screening forms. Dr. Bauernfiend does not keep record of those students who are flagged. Included on the form is our office contact information and information of other offices in Indiana that provide services like ours. Our intent is that the screening forms and checklists will be sent to parents by your school. We would deeply appreciate a parent volunteer to assist in the classroom so that each teacher could be available to watch his/her students as they are screened. Your school nurse might want to watch the screenings as well. Thank you for allowing us to serve your school.
Schools We Have Served
|Barr Reeve Elementary||Montgomery, IN|
|Shoals Elementary||Shoals, IN|
|Oakland City Elementary||Oakland City, IN|
|St. Philip Catholic School||Mt. Vernon, IN|
|Sts. Peter & Paul School||Haubstadt, IN|
|Resurrection Catholic School||Evansville, IN|
|St. Mary's School||Mt. Carmel, IL|