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About NOSHC

New Orleans Speech and Hearing Center (NOSHC) was founded in 1930. Each year brings growth and expansion as we continue 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-language pathology department and services, click here.

We have several staff members who speak both Spanish and English. Speech-language evaluations and therapy are available in Spanish and English.

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May 12, 2016
Join us Thursday, May 19th  from 6-8pm for an open house at our Uptown Location, 1636 Toledano Street, New Orleans, LA 70115. The open house will feature our changes and growth over the last decade. It will serve as a fundraising and informative event for potential board members. There will be raffle prizes! We hope to see you there! Please RSVP to mclausner@noshc.org if you are interested in attending!

May 11, 2016
GiveNOLA Day Update
Despite the website challenges, we are still projected to raise over our $10,000 goal for GiveNOLA Day! Thank you so much to everyone who donated. Your support changes the lives of many children and adults.

November 18, 2015

As the holidays get closer and closer, don't forget to set your Amazon account to AmazonSmile. 
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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.

NOSHC Calendar


NOSHC Official Holiday Closing Dates 2016
Closed: January 1, 2016
February 8 and 9, 2016(Mardi Gras)
March 25, 2016 (Good Friday)
July 4, 2016 (Independence Day)
September 5, 2016 (Labor Day)
Nov. 24-25, 2016 (Thanksgiving)
December 23-26, 2016 (Christmas)