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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November 18, 2015

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November 12, 2015
Success Story – Kayla 
Kayla started speech-language therapy with speech-language pathologist, Susan F. in June of this year. Her parents, Eugene and Iraneka, were concerned because at age 2, Kayla was nonverbal. After just a few months in therapy and enrollment in pre-school, Susan and Kayla’s parents could not be more thrilled with her progress. Now, Kayla surprises her parents with her vocabulary. She is starting to put sentences together, sing songs, and become more social in school. Part of Kayla’s success can be attributed to her parent’s active participation in her therapy and schoolwork. Awesome job to Kayla and her parents!

August 24, 2015
NOSHC's school screening program has begun for the 2015-2016 school year. Have questions about your child's screening results or our services? Click here.

May 6, 2015   
Many, many thanks to our generous GiveNola Day 2015 donors! We raised $6,605 from 102 unique donors!

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

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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)