This study was descriptive in nature, designed to compare the results of vision, hearing, and developmental screening of the same group of children at 2, 3, or 4 years of age and subsequently at 5, 6, or 7 years of age. The researcher hypothesized that there would be no significant difference in the result of screening at the two intervals. The audiometer was used to test hearing, the tele­ binoculars with the Peek-A-Boo series tested vision and the Denver Developmental Screening Test (DDST) tested develop­ mental levels. Nineteen subjects were located and rescreened, and the results compared to the first screening scores• Three null hypotheses were tested utilizing the Wilcoxon paired-sample test at the .05 level of significance. Analysis of the data led the researcher to reject each of the null hypotheses. Scores for hearing, vision, and developmental levels were significantly improved at the rescreening test period.


Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)


Graduate Nursing

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First Advisor

Melissa Kent

Second Advisor

Dr. Mary Patricia Curtis

Third Advisor

Phyllis Werner

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Nursing Commons