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Screening Program & School Services

NOSHC Speech-Language-Hearing-Vision Screening Services

        Our screening program is comprised of speech-language, hearing, and vision screenings. Our team of speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and technicians travel to daycare centers, charter, and private schools to perform screenings. We screen newborns to 18 years old. The type of examination performed varies according to the child’s age. We now offer vision screenings from age 6 months to 18 years old.
    After the screenings are complete, the results are compiled and distributed to the child's parents and teachers. The results are designed to aid parents and teachers in finding services to further evaluate any concerns that may have been presented during the child’s screening.
    We also offer screenings as well as ongoing therapy services at a number of schools. See the list on the left below.
    To see an explanation of screening results, see list on the left below. 

    If you are a school contact or nurse and would like to schedule a school screening, please contact Susan Stouder:
sstouder@noshc.org or 504-897-2606 x 236.



School Services 
NOSHC offers screenings and ongoing therapy at the following schools.
 Meet Your School's SLP
 Ongoing Therapy Services:
  (click on the school to meet the NOSHC lead therapist)

Explanation of Screening Results

An evaluation may be recommended for your child because…

Articulation/ Speech – Your child may have mispronounced sounds in words or conversation. Misarticulations may or may not be age/developmentally appropriate. Articulation skills develop along a continuum, as do a child’s motor skills. An evaluation will determine if therapy is warranted.

Voice – Your child may have presented with a deep, hoarse, and raspy voice, pitch breaks, and visible neck tension when speaking. We also checked if loudness and pitch are age appropriate. Vocal abuse can cause damage to the vocal cords.

Fluency – Your child may have exhibited signs of stuttering, such as sound or word repetitions or prolongations.

Language – In this portion of the screening clinicians assess a child’s ability to comprehend & produce spoken language.

Language Comprehension – Your child may have had difficulty following directions, understandings sentence structure, repeating sentences or had problems with spatial, temporal, or descriptive concepts.

Language Production – Your child may have experienced difficulty labeling objects, describing pictures, answering questions, appropriately and relating information in a sequential and cohesive manner, using age-appropriate grammar & sentence structure.

Hearing – Determines if the child’s hearing sensitivity is within normal limits and if there is any possible middle ear dysfunction.

Tympanometry –Your child may have exhibited signs & symptoms consistent with possible middle ear fluid or middle ear dysfunction.

Pure Tone – Your child may not have responded to tones presented through headphones or your child’s ability to respond may have been impacted by the results of the tympanometry. If your child had fluid in the middle ear, it may have made it more difficult to respond to the tones presented. Therefore, the child’s hearing should be rescreened following medical intervention.

Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE) – If your child is under 3 years, or could not be conditioned to respond on the pure tone screening, the OAE, which evaluates cochlear functioning may have indicated the need for further testing.

VisionEither the TITMUSiSeries or PlusOptix was used to screen your child. If the TITMUSiSeries was used your child may not have correctly responded to these visual tasks:  visual acuity, farsightedness, muscle balance, and color perception.   

CNT – Could Not Test - means your child could not be conditioned or trained to respond, possibly due to crying and no results were obtained.

DNS – Did Not Screen - means screening was not conducted due to age limitations or parent or school request.


Screening Services 
Schools We Screen:
(contact Susan Stouder)

A

Akili Academy                                                      

Arise Academy                                                    

Arthur Ashe Charter School                             

Audubon Charter                                                

Aurora Methodist Preschool                            

 B

Bear-y Cherry Tree                                              

Benjamin Franklin High School                         

Bishop McManus Academy                               

Boutte Christian Academy                                 

Bricolage Academy                                             

C

Capdau Charter School                                      

Chalmette High School                                       

Child Development Center - Naval Air Station

        Joint Reserve Base Belle Chasse          

Children’s World Learning Center                   

Christ The King                                                    

Craig Elementary                                                 

Cuddly Bear                                                         

E

Einstein Charter                                                  

Einstein Extension                                               

Esperanza Charter School                                 

F

Fannie C Williams                                                

G                            

Gentilly Terrace Charter                                    

Green Charter                                                     

H

Happy Kids Preschool                                        

Harriet Tubman Charter School                       

Hummingbird Day Care Center                        

Hume Child Development Center                    

Hynes Charter School                                        

I

International School of LA – Bunche               

International School of LA – Camp                  

International School of LA – Olivier                                

J

James Singleton Charter School                       

K

Kinder Haus Montessori                                       

KIPP Believe                                                         

KIPP Central City                                                 

KIPP Leadership Primary                                   

KIPP McDonogh 15                                             

KIPP Renaissance                                                

L

Lafayette Academy Charter School                 

Lagniappe Academy                                           

Lake Forest Charter Elementary                      

Lakeview Presbyterian                                      

Langston Hughes Academy / Wilcox Learning Center

Laureate Academy                                             

La Petite Nursery                                                

Life Keys Preschool                                            

Little Leaders                                                                       

Lusher Charter School (Willow Street Campus)               

M

Martin L. King Charter School -Caffin St.         

Mary D. Coghill                                                    

McDonogh 15 Middle “Community East”       

McDonogh 42                                                      

McDonogh City Park Academy                         

Metairie Ridge                                                     

Mildred Osborne Charter School                    

Moton Elementary                                              

Mt. Olive                                                              

N

Nelson Charter School                                       

Newcomb Children’s Center                             

O

Our Lady of Perpetual Help – Kenner            

Our Lady of Prompt Succor School – Westwego

P

Parkview Baptist School                                      

Paul Haban Elementary                                      

Phyliss Wheatly                                                   

Pride College Prep Academy                            

R

Rayne Preschool                                                 

ReNew Cultural Arts                                           

ReNew Dolores T. Aaron Elementary              

ReNew Schaumburg                                           

ReNew Sci-Tech Academy                                 

S

St. Alphonsus School                                          

St. Anthony  - Gretna                                          

St. Christopher                                                   

St. Joan of Arc- LaPlace                                      

St. Joan of Arc - Uptown                                    

St. Leo the Great                                                 

St. Mary's Academy                                            

St. Matthew the Apostle School                      

St. Paul Lutheran                                                 

St. Peter Clavier                                                  

St. Rita School                                                      

T

Torah Academy                                                                                

W

Whelan Children's Center                                 

Waldorf School of New Orleans                      

Woodland Presbyterian Early Learning Ctr           

Y

Young Audiences Charter