As part of an overall assessment of your child’s health and progress we arrange for hearing and vision checks. Regular clinics are held for hearing and visual assessment both here and at the main hospital site. Either way you will receive a separate appointment for these in the post direct from that department. Occasionally the date may not be within the six week period of the main assessment, so do not worry about this.
For some children it is necessary for them to have routine screening as part of their assessment. If blood needs to be taken we usually apply a local anaesthetic cream. This helps minimise any distress caused although some children may still find the procedure upsetting.