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Illustration of parents watching their young child read a book.

See, Hear, Speak: Are Kids’ Senses Ready for School?

Early classroom success depends on healthy hearing, vision, speech and language. If a child has problems in these areas, the sooner they’re spotted, the better they can be treated.

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