Student Health & Wellness

Louisiana Schools for the Deaf and the Visually Impaired

The Student Health Center (SHC) is staffed by licensed nurses 24 hours a day while school is in session and for special weekend events. The goal of the SHC is to provide the following services to LSDVI students.

  • To provide a healthy and safe school environment that facilitates learning.
  • To competently carry out therapeutic measures as ordered by licensed healthcare providers including SHC standing orders.
  • To treat minor illnesses in compliance with the SHC policies and procedures within the scope of the practice of nursing.
  • To make appropriate medical referrals when necessary.
  • To provide a system for managing crisis medical situations and emergencies.
  • To provide mandated school screenings.
  • To provide comprehensive and appropriate health education.
  • To develop and maintain Health Care Plans for students based on their individual needs.
  • To function as a liaison between our students, families, staff, and administrators.

Letter to Parents from the Student Health Center
Consent/Permissions Form  (PDF) (WORD)
Medical Report Form (PDF) (WORD)
Medication Order Form
Health Information Form (PDF) (WORD)
Release of Information Form
Registration Diet Prescription Form


Louisiana Special Education Center

Direct Care
Direct care is provided to the residents on a twenty-four hour, seven day a week basis. The Resident Service Specialists (RSS) are prepared to administer basic health care and habilitative services. They also train residents in the skills of daily living to promote independence.

The Qualified Handicapped Professional (QHP) coordinates and reviews the active treatment plans for the clients. The QHP develops training programs including scheduling and programmatic duties to include functional assessments, daily documentation, monthly reports, and discharge and progress summaries.

Health Services
Health Services provide 24-hour nursing care. Pediatric, orthopedic, and medical clinics are offered in-house on a routine basis. Special Children's Services and the services of Shrinners Hospital for Crippled Children are available if needed.

Dietary Services
Dietary services provides a nutritionally balanced dietary program for all clients. The staff plans meals which meet the special nutritional needs of clients who are at nutritional risk as well as those who require restricted diets. Dysphagia Therapist on staff.

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