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Scoliosis Screening Program

 
28 PA Code, Chapter 23.10(b) states "A scoliosis screening test shall be administered to students in grade six and grade seven and to age-appropriate students in ungraded classes."
 
Students are mandated to have a physical examination in sixth grade. A standard physical examination includes a scoliosis screen. Students who have had a sixth grade physical examination completed (whether at their private provider or through the school) may be counted as a completed scoliosis screen. It is not required that the school rescreen these students.
 
Students who are diagnosed as having scoliosis may be counted as a completed scoliosis screen. It is not recommended that the school rescreen these students.
 
 
 
 
Scoliosis Screening Podcast  Provided by Children's Hospital of Orange County, this six minute training provides techniques on detecting scoliosis and when to refer students. Schools in Pennsylvania are not required to use a scoliometer.
 
Updated: June 27, 2016