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NOCAC Child Development will obtain or perform evidence based hearing screenings on each child within 45 calendar days of the child’s entry into the program.



  1. Designated staff will complete a hearing screening on every child per the Health Advisory Committee and Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT).
  2. The evidence based hearing screener is the Madsen Alpha OAE screening.
  3. Designated NOCAC staff will be trained annually on the use of the 0-5 hearing screener.
  4. Parents will be informed of all screenings at the time of enrollment or during the first home visit. NOCAC staff will assist the family in completing the Enrollment Consent Form.
  5. Hearing screenings (within normal limits) obtained from the child’s Physical exam will be entered into ChildPlus for tracking.
  6. Passed Hearing:
    1. The designated Head Start Staff will notify the parent about the results using the Parent’s Notification of Screening Results – PNSR.
  7. Failed Hearing Screening:
    1. Parents are notified using the Parent’s Notification of Screening Results – PNSR.
    2. The child is re-screened within 3 weeks
    3. If the child fails the second screening, the parents are sent a second PNSR with a NOCAC Head Start Hearing Report Form attached.
      1. The Family Advocate and/or teacher will contact the parent and explain the screening results and the follow up procedures.
    4. The followup is tracked in ChildPlus.


Forms and Additional Guidance:

This policy complies with the following

Head Start Program Performance Standard:    1302.42(b)(2)
ODJFS Child Care Manual:    
CACFP Regulation:    
Caring for Our Children:    
Other Sources:    


Effective Date: 8/7/17 Revision Date:
Approved By Policy Council: 8/7/17 Revision Approved By Policy Council: