2015 Summer Camp dates are set! We are offering four great camps this summer! 

New Orleans Speech and Hearing Center (NOSHC) was founded in 1930 and continues to be the forerunner of speech and hearing centers in the New Orleans area.

Our audiology services include comprehensive hearing testing and rehabilitation, including hearing aids for both children and adults. We also offer Auditory Attention Screenings, Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Testing, and non-sedated Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) testing. For more info on our audiology department and services, click here.

Our speech-language pathology department administers formal and informal testing to address the following: articulation disorder, fluency disorder, voice disorder, expressive and/or receptive language disorder, social pragmatic disorder, language processing disorder, auditory processing deficits, phonological awareness deficits, and reading/spelling deficits. For more info on our speech-pathology department and services, click here.

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April 7, 2015   
GiveNOLA Day 2015 is less than a month away. New Orleans Speech and Hearing Center is excited to be participating in our second Give Nola Day.   

What is Give Nola Day? GiveNOLA Day is a 24-hour, online giving event organized by the Greater New Orleans Foundation to ignite the giving community in Southeast Louisiana. The goal is to inspire the community to come together for 24 hours to contribute as many charitable dollars as possible to support the work of local nonprofit organizations. More questions about Give Nola Day? Go to: https://givenola.org/#rules-faq

How to donate: 

• Log on to your computer on May 5th, 2015 between midnight and midnight

• Go to www.givenola.org/#npo/new-orleans-speech-and-hearing-center

• Donate $10 or more to New Orleans Speech and Hearing Center (use link above). Every donation receives “lagniappe” dollars from the Greater New Orleans Foundation. 

- Thank you for your continued support of New Orleans Speech and Hearing Center-


March 4, 2015
Recent Changes in Autism Diagnosis by Dr. Scuddy F. Fontenelle III, Ph.D., ABPP
A recent update of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders V (DSM-V) has revised the descriptors and diagnostic classification of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Children and adults diagnosed with Autism make up 1% of the population. In children, the diagnosis is more prevalent due to childhood developmental symptoms of speech and language delay, social and emotional delays, and/or cognitive and learning impairments. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) the prevalence of Autism in children is 1 in 54 cases. 
 Prominent symptoms include: 
 A. Deficits in social communication and social interaction
 B. Restricted or repetitive behavior, interests, or activities 
 C. Symptoms are present during early years of the developmental period (early childhood)
 D. Significant impairment in social, occupational, or school functioning
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders V renamed and now classifies four main types of Autism.
1. Autism Spectrum Disorder with or without an intellectual impairment
2. Autism Spectrum Disorder with or without a language impairment
3. Autism Spectrum Disorder with a Genetic condition or environmental factor
4. Autism Spectrum Disorder with another neurodevelopmental, mental, or behavioral disorder

 The new DSM-V no longer classifies individuals as Asperger’s Disorder nor High Functioning Autism, nor Pervasive Developmental Disorder- NOS. These descriptors will be used less and less in the future and be replaced by the new terms. 
At New Orleans Speech and Hearing Center (NOSHC), our staff works with children during the identification and treatment stage. Research has shown that with early identification and early intervention, children with autism are likely to improve and make progress with services. Two areas related to improved prognosis include the development of communication skills and social responses. We strive to identify children with autism and provide early intervention needed to promote their development. Multi-disciplinary services include speech and audiology, psychological services, special instruction, and follow-up health care services. 

Dr. Scuddy F. Fontenelle, III, Ph.D, ABPP, is Director of Psychology at New Orleans Speech and Hearing Center. He is Board Certified in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.
 January 30, 2015
   2015 Staff Photo
December 4, 2014
As a part of his speech therapy last week, Elijah spoke with several NOSHC employees about their Thanksgiving plans.Elijah’s favorite part of Thanksgiving is the Macy’s Day Parade. This year he especially liked the Skylanders Trap Team float. Elijah and his mother plan on going to Celebration In The Oaks this month. Thanks for sharing Elijah!

NOSHC Calendar


NOSHC Official Holiday Closing Dates 2015
Closed: January 1, 2015
February 16 and 17, 2015 (Mardi Gras)
April 3, 2015 (Good Friday)
July 3, 2015 (Independence Day)
September 7, 2015 (Labor Day)
Nov. 26-27, 2015 (Thanksgiving)
December 24-25, 2015 (Christmas)