Bilingual (Spanish/English) Language Group
NOSHC’s year-round Bilingual Group continues its development and success. Mothers of students say their children are speaking more than ever. Last year upon the completion of the program, 89% of its students entered an educational setting, a primary goal of the group.
“Children with language delays need additional opportunities to practice their language skills,” Ellen Hart, NOSHC’s speech language pathologist for the group, says, “To learn the basic vocabulary, to learn the basic direction following skills, to learn how to participate in group activities. That’s harder for children with language delays... Because they’re doing this before attempting to do it in another language, the goal is to make that more successful.”
The development of the group began when a need was recognized by NOSHC’s director Lesley Jernigan. Many Spanish-speaking, pre-school aged children who were not in any educational setting were referred to NOSHC due to delayed language .
Language Says It All
Language Says It All, a collaborative effort with Bright School, is truly an innovative concept for the New Orleans metro area. It not only provides intensive speech and language training for children, but it also provides a childcare component which allows parents to return to work knowing that their children are in good hands. Children who are deaf, hard of hearing, speech language disordered, and/or cochlear implanted benefit from the clinical remediation and have the opportunity to interact with their typical peers. This interaction makes Language Says It All unique.
Stuttering Support Group (year-round)
The New Orleans Chapter of the National Stuttering Association is committed to aiding those who stutter. At meetings you will be able to: meet others who stutter, share experiences, practice your speaking skills, and work on moving forward with dignity and respect.
When: The stuttering support group meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm.
Meeting at New Orleans Speech and Hearing Center-
1636 Toledano Street
New Orleans, LA 70115
Who: People who stutter of all ages, family members of people who stutter, and anyone interested in stuttering