Marcelle Gundlach Wainer

504-897-2606 ext. 237
Marcelle Gundlach Wainer
LSU Health Sciences Center, 4th year Doctor of Audiology Candidate, 2017
Louisiana State University, B.A. Communication Disorders, 2012
Years at NOSHC: Marcelle was previously technician at NOSHC 2013-2015.
August 1, 2013
            Meet New Orleans Speech and Hearing Center’s technician, Marcelle. Marcelle graduated from LSU-Baton Rouge in 2012 with a degree in Communication Disorders. Hoping to ultimately pursue a Master’s degree in the field, she started at NOSHC last September during the busy school screening period.

Each school year, NOSHC conducts its Foundation screening program. Through this program the Center offers speech and language, vision, and hearing screenings to children 3 years and older or depending on school and student needs. Last year, NOSHC screened 4,902 students in the New Orleans community. Funding for this program comes from a local Foundation and it is provided at no charge to the schools. Additionally, the Center offers a similar program in many private and parochial schools with funding provided by the parents or the school.

As a technician, Marcelle helps keep this program running smoothly by working closely with the Scheduling Coordinator, managing the roster for each school, directing the screening process while at the school, and compiling and organizing screening results. She then sends the results home with the students in order to notify parents of exam results and potential treatment options. Marcelle says, “I love being on the screening team and knowing that we could help identify a speech, hearing, or vision deficit. Identifying a deficit is the first step to helping the child and it is rewarding to be a part of that process.”

Marcelle also completes tasks as needed for the Center’s 14 speech-language clinicians and plays a role in the preparation and execution of summer programs like Language to Literacy and Listening for Success.

In August, Marcelle will begin a four year Doctor of Audiology program at LSU Health Sciences Center while continuing to work part time at the Center. We wish the best of luck to Marcelle as she pursues her advanced degree!