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.Join our new e-newsletter!
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March 4, 2015Recent Changes in Autism Diagnosis by Dr. Scuddy F. Fontenelle III, Ph.D., ABPPA 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 renames 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 replaces 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.February 9, 2015
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January 30, 20152015 Staff PhotoDecember 4, 2014As 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!October 16, 2014NOSHC screened vision and hearing for over 600 students at Chalmette High School!
NOSHC Official Holiday Closing Dates 2015Closed: January 1, 2015February 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)