Information on Scoliosis Screening for 6th Grade

Scoliosis Screening for 6th and 8th Grade
Screening Dear Parent or Guardian:
This letter is to remind you that scoliosis screening is required for all students in the 6th and 8th grades who attend public school in Georgia. Scoliosis is a sideways curve of the spine. About 3% of children are affected by scoliosis. It can occur at any age but is often noticeable between the ages of 9 and 16, when growth occurs rapidly. Early detection is important to avoid potentially serious problems later in life if a spinal
curve is not recognized, treated, and it continues to progress. The screening test is an
observation of the child’s back when standing and bending forward.

Please click here to read the letter fro DPH regarding the screening.

Please click here for Form #4400 Certificate of Scoliosis Screening
. Required for students entering 6th and 8th grade. Form must be completed in its entirety and returned within 90 days of school start
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